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2017 February 16
The Birth of Benjamin and Death of Rachel (first half of 17th century)
Francesco Furini (c. 1600 / or 1603 - 1646)
Alte Pinakothek, Munich, Germany
Image Source: Wikimedia
[ I will again be working through the Scriptures from Genesis to Revelation. I will be adding links, resources, images, and the like, upgrading the former work-through which began with the 2013-10-12 posting which can be found, along with the full Genesis to Revelation postings, in the Archive Page. Postings will be at midnight Eastern Time, as I am able. However, no days will be skipped, even though a posting may be late. And all postings will be housed in the Archive Page. ]
Explanation: In Genesis 35, after the incident with Dinah, God told Jacob to go to Bethel; and, before the move, Jacob had his household put away their strange gods, wash, and change their garments -- after which he buried their idols and earrings under an oak at Shechem (1-4).
When Jacob and his family left, they were not pursued by their local enemies, as Jacob had feared, because the fear of God had fallen upon them; and they came to Bethel where Jacob built an altar; but Rebekah's nurse Deborah died and was buried there (5-8).
And God appeared to Jacob again and gave him the blessings of Abraham. Jacob responded by setting up a pillar and making an offering upon it (9-15). Jacob then went to Ephrath (Bethlehem), but Rachel died as she was giving birth to Benjamin; and Jacob erected a pillar on her grave (16-21).
During the family's time in Ephrath (Bethlehem), Reuben lay with his father's concubine, Bilhah (22-26). Jacob then went to his father Isaac; and when Isaac died, his sons Esau and Jacob buried him (27-29).
[ Sermons: Stuart Olyott. Sinclair B Ferguson. William Still. Various. ]
[ Illustration: Today's painting depicts the most touching of the three deaths recorded in today's chapter, the death of Rachel. ]
[ THEMATICALLY AND CHRONOLOGICALLY RELATED SCRIPTURES: Genesis 35: 1] Genesis 27:43.
 1 Samuel 7:3; Exodus 19:10.
 Genesis 32:7; Psalm 107:6.
 Joshua 24:26.
 Exodus 15:16; Exodus 23:27; Deuteronomy 11:25; Joshua 2:9; Joshua 5:1; 1 Samuel 14:15; 2 Chronicles 14:14.
 Genesis 28:15.
 Genesis 24:59.
 Hosea 12:4.
 Genesis 17:1; Genesis 48:3; Exodus 6:3; Genesis 48:4.
 Genesis 28:18; Genesis 31:13.
 Genesis 48:7; Ruth 1:2; Ruth 4:11; Micah 5:2.
 1 Samuel 10:2.
 Genesis 49:4; 1 Chronicles 5:1; Genesis 30:4.
 Genesis 46:8; Exodus 1:2.
 Genesis 13:18; Joshua 14:15.
 Genesis 25:8; Genesis 49:33; Acts 13:36.
-- From the KJV Reference Bible ]
[ CHRONOLOGY: GENERAL. Patriarchs (Traditional). Judges # 1. Judges # 2. Kings # 1. Kings # 2. Prophets # 1. Prophets # 2. NT # 1. NT # 2. NT # 3. ]
[ MAPS: Maps # 1. Maps # 2. Maps # 3. Maps # 4. Maps # 5. ]
[ COMMENTARIES, ETC: GENERAL: Bible Study Tools; Bible Hub: Study Light; Blue Letter Bible // PSALMS: Monergism: Precept Austin: The Treasury of David; John Gill; John Calvin - Volumes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5]
[ MUSIC: GENERAL: The Cyber Hymnal // PSALMS: Genevan Psalter (Instrumental). VARIOUS ARTISTS: Micha'el Ben David. Sons of Korah. Fernando Ortega. Janet Isaac Morrison. Music of the Bible Revealed - Suzanne Haik-Vantoura. Dr. David Erb. Gregorian Chants. ]
HARMONY OF THE LAW
HEBREW AND GREEK INTERLINEAR BIBLES
Pentateuch Detailed Outline:
Genesis Detailed Outline:
9. Generations of Isaac (Ge 25:19 - Ge 35:29) - 2066 - 1886 B.C. Canaan
1 And God said unto Jacob, arise, go up to Bethel, and dwell there: and make there an altar unto God, that appeared unto thee when thou fleddest from the face of Esau thy brother.
2 Then Jacob said unto his household, and to all that were with him, put away the strange gods that are among you, and be clean, and change your garments:
3 And let us arise, and go up to Bethel; and I will make there an altar unto God, who answered me in the day of my distress, and was with me in the way which I went.
4 And they gave unto Jacob all the strange gods which were in their hand, and all their earrings which were in their ears; and Jacob hid them under the oak which was by Shechem.
5 And they journeyed: and the terror of God was upon the cities that were round about them, and they did not pursue after the sons of Jacob.
6 So Jacob came to Luz, which is in the land of Canaan, that is, Bethel, he and all the people that were with him.
7 And he built there an altar, and called the place Elbethel: because there God appeared unto him, when he fled from the face of his brother.
8 But Deborah Rebekah's nurse died, and she was buried beneath Bethel under an oak: and the name of it was called Allonbachuth.
9 And God appeared unto Jacob again, when he came out of Padanaram, and blessed him.
10 And God said unto him, Thy name is Jacob: thy name shall not be called any more Jacob, but Israel shall be thy name: and he called his name Israel.
11 And God said unto him, I am God Almighty: be fruitful and multiply; a nation and a company of nations shall be of thee, and kings shall come out of thy loins;
12 And the land which I gave Abraham and Isaac, to thee I will give it, and to thy seed after thee will I give the land.
13 And God went up from him in the place where he talked with him.
14 And Jacob set up a pillar in the place where he talked with him, even a pillar of stone: and he poured a drink offering thereon, and he poured oil thereon.
15 And Jacob called the name of the place where God spake with him, Bethel.
16 And they journeyed from Bethel; and there was but a little way to come to Ephrath: and Rachel travailed, and she had hard labour.
17 And it came to pass, when she was in hard labour, that the midwife said unto her, fear not; thou shalt have this son also.
18 And it came to pass, as her soul was in departing, (for she died) that she called his name Benoni: but his father called him Benjamin.
19 And Rachel died, and was buried in the way to Ephrath, which is Bethlehem.
20 And Jacob set a pillar upon her grave: that is the pillar of Rachel's grave unto this day.
21 And Israel journeyed, and spread his tent beyond the tower of Edar.
22 And it came to pass, when Israel dwelt in that land, that Reuben went and lay with Bilhah his father's concubine: and Israel heard it. Now the sons of Jacob were twelve:
23 The sons of Leah; Reuben, Jacob's firstborn, and Simeon, and Levi, and Judah, and Issachar, and Zebulun:
24 The sons of Rachel; Joseph, and Benjamin:
25 And the sons of Bilhah, Rachel's handmaid; Dan, and Naphtali:
26 And the sons of Zilpah, Leah's handmaid; Gad, and Asher: these are the sons of Jacob, which were born to him in Padanaram.
27 And Jacob came unto Isaac his father unto Mamre, unto the city of Arbah, which is Hebron, where Abraham and Isaac sojourned.
28 And the days of Isaac were an hundred and fourscore years.
29 And Isaac gave up the ghost, and died, and was gathered unto his people, being old and full of days: and his sons Esau and Jacob buried him.
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