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  • Jacob And Esau
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    Jonathan 11/7/00 A Biography of Jacob -For purposes of simplicity, I will refer to Jacob and Israel both as Jacob. -For purposes of point of view, nearly all of this paper is from Jacobs point of view, only bringing in other events necessary for this to make sense that happened without Jacob seeing. Jacob is the father of Israel, for his twelve children each gave life to an entire tribe of Israelites. He wasnt always pious, sometimes being even blasphemous, but apparently, he always walked with ...
  • Gn 27 With The Story Of Jacob
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    Genesis 25: 19-34 Scope, Selection and Content of Pericope Genesis 25: 19 begins a new text section, marked by a topic marker These are the descendants of name son of name which begins new sections in Gn 2: 4, 5: 1, 6: 9, 10: 1, and 11: 27. Gn 26, immediately following the pericope is an independent story about Isaac. The Jacob saga begun in 25: 19 continues with 27: 1, which directly depends on 25: 19-34. The pericope as selected is a well-defined and complete text consisting of introductory ma...
  • Jacob's Name
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    Religious Meaning of the Birthright Story Genesis Ch 25: 27-34 As the boys grew up, Esau became a skillful hunter, a man who lived in the open; whereas Jacob was a simple man, who kept to his tents. Isaac preferred Esau, because he was fond of game; but Rebekah preferred Jacob. Once, when Jacob was cooking a stew, Esau came in from the open, famished. He said to Jacob, 'Let me gulp down some of that red stuff; I'm starving. ' (That is why he was called Edom.) But Jacob replied, 'First give me yo...
  • Jacob's Favorite Sons
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    Jacob, the son of Isaac and Rebekah, and the twin brother of Esau, was born in Canaan, around 2,000 BC. Even before his birth, great things had been predicted of him by the Spirit of the Lord. It was prophesied that although he was the younger born of the twins, he should have dominion, and be the father of a great and powerful nation. The predictions also included his descendants would reign supreme over all the descendants of his elder brother, Esau (Blunt 123). Jacob first appears in the Bibl...
  • Rebekah And Isaac And Rachel And Laban
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    Relations between Men and Women in Genesis The relations between men and women in Genesis are characterized by deception and lies on the part of the women. Women in Genesis were originally explained as being created as men's helpers. The women were supposed to be dependent on men and not think for themselves. God explained this by saying, 'It is not good for man to be alone; I will make a fitting helper for him'; (Genesis 2: 18). However the women in Genesis are always using their femininity to ...
  • Torah G D
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    What Do Jews Believe Level: Basic This is a far more difficult question than you might expect. Judaism has no dogma, no formal set of beliefs that one must hold to be a Jew. In Judaism, actions are far more important than beliefs, although there is certainly a place for belief within Judaism. The closest that anyone has ever come to creating a widely-accepted list of Jewish beliefs is Rambam's thirteen principles of faith. Rambam's thirteen principles of faith, which he thought were the minimum ...

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