Genesis 35

March 8, 2017

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March 8, 2017: Genesis 35

 

God calls on Jacob to build an altar at Bethel, the place where Jacob originally had the dream and promise from God that he would be protected, when Jacob was originally fleeing from his brother Esau. Jacob tells his family to get rid of all their idols, and buries them under a tree. Rachel gives birth to Jacob's last son, Benjamin, but dies shortly after giving birth. Isaac also dies, and is buried by both of his sons, Jacob and Esau.

Questions to consider:

* Remember that God also changed Abraham and Sarah’s names previously. What do you think is the significance of God changing someone’s name?

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