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He is one of the founding patriarchs of the Jewish faith. But Jacob’s character seems deeply flawed. Why did God chose such a man for such a magnificent a destiny? Mysteries of the Bible s4e2: Jacob’s Ladder, A&E 1996
What was the real nature of Jacob’s ladder? ibid.
Jacob wrestles through a long dark night with a stranger who is never identified – was it an angel? Could it have been God Himself? ibid.
Was Jacob unable to see the face of the woman he was marrying because it was covered with a veil? ibid.
Marrying two sisters is a practice specifically forbidden by the Bible. ibid.
London England, home to one of the country’s pre-eminent historical detectives: Adrian Gilbert ... He first hears of the Stone of Jacob while working as a student nearly forty years ago. Secrets of the Bible s1e12: The Stone of Jacob, History 2015
‘How could this be? How could something like this have turned up in London? How can it possibly be true?’ ibid.
A British prime minister would come to his rescue ... The Stone returns to great fanfare and is placed in Edinburgh Castle ... The Stone is much more likely to have come from a quarry in Scotland and not from the Holy Land. ibid.
And the first came out red, all over like an hairy garment; and they called his name Esau.
And after that came his brother out, and his hand took hold on Esau’s heel; and his name was called Jacob: and Isaac was threescore years old when she bare them.
And the boys grew: and Esau was a cunning hunter, a man of the field; and Jacob was a plain man, dwelling in tents.
And Isaac loved Esau, because he did eat of his venison: but Rebekah loved Jacob. Genesis 25:25-28
And Jacob said, Swear to me this day; and he [Esau] sware unto him: and he sold his birthright unto Jacob. Genesis 25:33
And she put the skins of the kids of the goats upon his hands, and upon the smooth of his neck:
And she gave the savoury meat and the bread, which she had prepared, into the hand of her son Jacob.
And he came unto his father, and said, My father: and he said, Here am I; who art thou, my son?
Let people serve thee, and nations bow down to thee: be lord over thy brethren, and let thy mother’s sons bow down to thee: cursed be every one that curseth thee, and blessed be he that blesseth thee.
And it came to pass, as soon as Isaac had made an end of blessing Jacob, and Jacob was yet scarce gone out from the presence of Isaac his father, that Esau his brother came in from his hunting.
And he also had made savoury meat, and brought it unto his father, and said unto his father, Let my father arise, and eat of his son’s venison, that thy soul may bless me.
And Isaac his father said unto him, Who art thou? And he said, I am thy son, thy firstborn Esau.
And Isaac trembled very exceedingly, and said, Who? Where is he that hath taken venison, and brought it me, and I have eaten of all before thou camest, and have blessed him? Yea, and he shall be blessed.
And when Esau heard the words of his father, he cried with a great and exceeding bitter cry, and said unto his father, Bless me, even me also, O my father.
And he said, Thy brother came with subtilty, and hath taken away thy blessing. Genesis 27:16-18&29-35
And he l [Jacob] lighted upon a certain place, and tarried there all night, because the sun was set; and he took of the stones of that place, and put them for his pillows, and lay down in that place to sleep.
And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it.
And, behold, the Lord stood above it, and said, I am the Lord God of Abraham thy father, and the God of Isaac: the land whereon thou liest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed;
And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and thou shalt spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south: and in thee and in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed.
And, behold, I am with thee, and will keep thee in all places whither thou goest, and will bring thee again into this land; for I will not leave thee, until I have done that which I have spoken to thee of. Genesis 28:11-15
And Jacob loved Rachel; and said, I will serve thee seven years for Rachel thy younger daughter.
And Laban said, It is better that I give her to thee, than that I should give her to another man: abide with me.
And Jacob served seven years for Rachel; and they seemed unto him but a few days, for the love he had to her.
And Jacob said unto Laban, Give me my wife, for my days are fulfilled, that I may go in unto her.
And Laban gathered together all the men of the place, and made a feast.
And it came to pass in the evening, that he took Leah his daughter, and brought her to him; and he went in unto her.
And Laban gave unto his daughter Leah Zilpah his maid for an handmaid.
And it came to pass, that in the morning, behold, it was Leah: and he said to Laban, What is this thou hast done unto me? Did not I serve with thee for Rachel? Wherefore then hast thou beguiled me?
And Laban said, It must not be so done in our country, to give the younger before the firstborn. Genesis 29:18-26
And when the Lord saw that Leah was hated, he opened her womb: but Rachel was barren. Genesis 29:31
And God remembered Rachel, and God hearkened to her, and opened her womb. Genesis 30:22
And the Lord said unto Jacob, Return unto the land of thy fathers, and to thy kindred; and I will be with thee. Genesis 31:3
And the angel of God spake unto me in a dream, saying, Jacob: And I said, Here am I.
And he said, Lift up now thine eyes, and see, all the rams which leap upon the cattle are ringstraked, speckled, and grisled: for I have seen all that Laban doeth unto thee.
I am the God of Bethel, where thou anointedst the pillar, and where thou vowedst a vow unto me: now arise, get thee out from this land, and return unto the land of thy kindred. Genesis 31:11-13
And Jacob went on his way, and the angels of God met him
And when Jacob saw them, he said, This is God’s host: and he called the name of that place Mahanaim. Genesis 32:1&2
And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day. Genesis 32:24
For I [Jacob] have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved. Genesis 32:30