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Jan 31, 2022
Genesis 30 - Mandrakes, Sheep Breeding, and Tricking Your Way Home
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Genesis chapter 30 sounds like a classic folk story. Two sisters are competing for the most kids, mandrake superstitions are used, and Jacob uses tree branches to breed Laban's flock.

Really, it is a messy story about the origins of the tribe of Israel. The way Jacob's ancestry continues is rife with issues, magical thinking, and self-preservation.

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