This fall the Wednesday Bible Study is discussing the familiar stories of the patriarch Jacob, Abraham’s grandson. You may recall that Jacob is also known as Israel and that his sons became the founders of the “Twelve Tribes of Israel.” These ancient stories, recorded in the first book of the Hebrew Scriptures, describe a culture that is in many ways foreign to our own.
As we explore passages from the book of Genesis, we seek to identify the theological insights embedded in the stories as well as the practical implications for our lives. What can we, as modern Christians, derive from these stories, the setting for which is more than 3.500 years ago?
- Genesis 25: 19-34 The Lost Birthright
- Genesis 27: 1-40 The Stolen Blessing
- Genesis 28: 10-22 Jacob’s Vision at Bethel
- Genesis 29: 1-20 Jacob in Love
- Genesis 29: 21-35 The Deceiver is Deceived
- Genesis 30: 1-24 The Birth of Joseph
- Genesis 32: 9-32 Jacob Wrestles at Piniel