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It's not the intent to be exhaustive in covering everything, or even to tell you what you should think about a given text. The main idea is to give you a starting point to begin thinking through and engaging with the text yourself, whether you a seasoned Bible student, or this is your first time reading the Bible. The reading selections are kept purposefully small, to make it as easy as possible to develop the discipline of regular Bible reading, and more importantly Bible engaging! It also helps make it possible to catch up if you fall behind a few days.
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?