Monthly Archives: February 2013

Jacob in the Dark – 40 Days of Exoduses (12)

Laban Overtakes Jacob Our previous study took us up to the point of Jacob’s flight from Laban. Jacob has secretly taken his family, livestock, and possessions and fled across the river, towards the mountain, all unbeknownst to Laban, who was … Continue reading

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False Phalluses and Despoiled Tyrants – 40 Days of Exoduses (11)

A New Contract In the previous study we saw Jacob’s status reduced by his uncle, and the deception of Laban with regard to Rachel and Leah. We concluded by looking at the birth of Jacob’s children as the first movement … Continue reading

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Second Sunday of Lent: 40 Days of Exoduses Summary

First Sunday of Lent Summary Day 5: Abram’s Sure Covenant of Exodus Promise of heirs – A strange vision – Meaning of the vision – Darkness and the passing of the torch – The sacrificial system – Anticipation of Exodus … Continue reading

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The Faithless Father-in-Law and the Wrestling Wives – 40 Days of Exoduses (10)

The Vision at Bethel In my previous post I set the scene for Jacob’s great exodus cycle. Jacob, the serpentine seed of the woman, outwits his wicked brother and unfaithful father, gains the birthright and the blessing, and then flees … Continue reading

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The Cunning Woman and the Righteous Serpent – 40 Days of Exoduses (9)

The Birth of Esau and Jacob At this point we move into one of the most developed exodus patterns in the Old Testament: Jacob’s exodus from the house of Laban in Haran. As I will be devoting a few studies … Continue reading

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Following in the Footsteps of Abraham – 40 Days of Exoduses (8)

We have tarried for several days in the story of Abraham. It is now time to press forward and enter the story of Isaac. While it is possible to detect Exodus-related themes in some of the intervening narratives, the next … Continue reading

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Hagar and Ishmael, the Forerunners in the Wilderness – 40 Days of Exoduses (7)

Interwoven Narratives and Archetypes In the studies to this point, I have skipped a number of sections, which I mean to return to at this point. From Genesis 15 to 22 the story of Abraham and Sarah and the promise … Continue reading

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The Opening of the Wombs and the Blessing of the Gentiles in Gerar – 40 Days of Exoduses (6)

Rhyming History Reading Genesis 20, we might be excused for feeling a sense of déjà vu. We have already encountered a story in which Abraham leaves Canaan for a foreign land, pretends that Sarah is his sister, Sarah is taken … Continue reading

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Abram’s Sure Covenant of Exodus – 40 Days of Exoduses (5)

I have passed by Genesis 15 and 16 without comment. I had originally planned to return to these as part of my study of Ishmael’s exodus, but have since decided to tackle Genesis 15 by itself as there is more … Continue reading

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First Sunday of Lent: 40 Days of Exoduses Summary

Day 1: Noah’s Exodus Judgment on the antediluvian world – Ark as embryo of new creation – Deliverance of Noah – Confirmation of God’s covenant with Noah – Rest and the fall that followed. Day 2: Terah and Abram’s Exodus … Continue reading

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