Jacob could obviously take on more than one wife, and the second one (Rachel) was the one he served seven years for and not for Leah...the first daughter of Laban
Did I dispute that issue Davidjay? No I did not. Go back and read my post.
Matter of fact, the tribes of Israel (Jacob) came from the sons of these two wives and their two handmaidens or slaves...
I'll note that the rest of your post does not respond to anything I asked you about. Not going to bother with you any further.
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Perhaps you will point out where the Lord told Jacob that it was okay to trick Laban and to take on that second wife. That would be interesting to see given that some folks have claimed that the Lord does not promote bigamy.
I will answer further and further, because of your insistence on deeper and deeper answers.
Jacob fulfilled the week of service (7 years) for Rachel, his second wife, and finally got the wife he originally wanted, yet had to stay married to and take care of Leah. Jacob worked hard for a change and was starting his repentance....... but had to serve another 7 years for the sheep he was to take with him and his woves and handmaidens and children.
Jacob was learning faithfulness and honesty and hard work...... but he had never apologised to his brother Esau.
But the birthright blessing of their father to previously tricky Jacob, was and is as always due to his hearts decisions and choices rather than a mere given birthright and gift.
Blessings come from our personal decisions and is not passed on through blood lineages. It may dictate the cards we get dealt but does NOT determine our decisions. One was taken the other left principle, it all depends on choices, choices choices... and Jacob turned into Israel in heart and so the Lord renamed him...Israel.
If you have other questions just ask... rather than ******** *****.
Edited by Davidjay, : No reason given.
Evolution is not science. It did not create life nor did it diversify life. It didn;t create the laws that exist nor did it create science. It is a religion and not Science.
Intelligent design always defeats evolutions lack of design and lack of intelligence. Luck and Chance is not a scientific doctrine,