Today, I discuss Genesis 36 and Edom as Israel’s twin.
Today, I discuss Genesis 32, where Jacob prepares to encounter Esau and wrestles with God at the Jabbok.
I discuss Genesis 31, where God appears to Jacob, Jacob flees from the house of Laban, Rachel takes Laban’s teraphim, and Laban and Jacob make a covenant.
Today I discuss a couple of the strangest episodes in the story of Genesis: Rachel’s request for some of Leah’s mandrakes and Jacob’s taking of Laban’s flocks using—among other things—poplar rods.
Jacob encounters Rachel at the well and marries Rachel and Leah.
I comment on Genesis 28 and Jacob’s Ladder.
Today, I comment on Genesis 24 and the quest for a bride for Isaac.
In your video on numerology, you said that we should pay attention to the presence of very specific numbers in surprising places. One possible example I’d like for you to discuss is the five smooth stones of 1 Samuel 17:40. Why be so specific about FIVE stones, when he only ended up using one? And is there any point to the other peculiarly specific details here?