Bible Study Notes on Genesis 37 – 20161211

Genesis 37:2  "...lad was with the sons of Bilhah and the sons of Zilpah..." The brothers were the sons of the two handmaidens.  I wonder if Joseph had been put in charge of them due to the standing of his mother as one of Jacob's primary wives.  It says he was feeding the flock with …

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Bible Study Notes on Genesis 36 – 20161208

Genesis 36:1  "...Esau, who is Edom" Given name of Esau, referred to as Edom or red.  Commentaries say reference to his color when he was born, but also possibly a reference to the red stew which he traded for his birthright.  His descendants are referred to as Edomites. 6-8  "...Esau...went to a country away from …

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Bible Study Notes on Genesis 35 – 20161206

Genesis 35:1  "...go up to Bethel..." After all that had happened in the last chapter, God instructs Jacob to return to where he first met Him.  A good lesson for all to learn.  When we have messed up life by doing things our way and leaving God out, He is merciful with us and allows …

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Bible Study Notes on Genesis 34 – 20161204

Genesis 34:1  "...went out to see the daughters of the land" Jacob has somewhat settled in Shechem.  His daughter goes out to visit the other young ladies in the area. 3  "His soul was strongly attracted to Dinah..." The text makes it appear that Shechem became attached to Dinah after he raped her.  But commentaries …

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Bible Study Notes on Genesis 33 – 20161201

Genesis 33:1  "...Esau was coming..." Esau had passed through all of the flocks and herds which Jacob had sent to meet him.  Jacob doesn't know if Esau will greet him or try to kill him. 3  "...he crossed over before them..." Jacob separated his wives and children, but he went before all of them to …

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