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Jacob In Canaan I (Gen 25–28)

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Chapter Summary

Canaan (Gen 29-31) tells the story of Jacob's twenty-year stay with Laban. This chapter analyzes Jacob's increase in Gen 29-31 in detail. What is the nature and role of material possessions in the Jacob-Laban narrative? What is God's involvement in Jacob's increase? How does this new found wealth 'sit' with regard to the various human relationships? Can we indeed speak of Jacob's 'success'? Is it right at this point to call Jacob a blessed man or is it more appropriate to speak of a life of toil and the establishment of a family? And finally, how will Jacob's wealth feature in the rest of the Jacob-cycle?.

Keywords:Canaan; Jacob; Laban

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