Although both Jacob and Laban use God as their witness to make the agreement binding, Laban swears by the pagan god his father worshiped 31: The clue comes when you look at Genesis 30: There was nothing left for Jacob but to agree to do so, and he served Laban for an additional period for seven years.
We can order the events surrounding Leah and Zilpah as follows: But actually Jacob served Laban for 20 years. Then he watered the herds of his uncle.
Exodus 12: Tikkun shall be your reward It seems to me that when Laban says "what mah shall be your reward," he is, whether consciously or unconsciously under the guidance of Hashem, pointing out that Shem Mah, tikkun, rectification, shall be be the reward of Jacob for all his labours with Laban. Had he been much younger than 6 then he probably would have required instruction from Rachel or Jacob.
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Visit Site. This was also the beginning of the seven years of plenty, which was followed by seven years of famine.
You may read Genesis 31: Tell me, what shall be your reward? Jacob's age when Joseph was born can be determined by comparing Genesis 41: Christian forums Bible concordance abortion ticker is God real?
How many years did Jacob work for Laban? Email me when new comments are posted. Small wonder, Laban chases after Jacob when he learns they skedaddled. Like this: