Presentation on theme: "Study 3 – “Fruit from a fractious family”. The Sons of Jacob Leah Bilhah Zilphah Dinah Reuben about 32 at birth of Benjamin in the Land – Simeon and Levi."— Presentation transcript:
Study 3 – “Fruit from a fractious family”
The Sons of Jacob Leah Bilhah Zilphah Dinah Reuben about 32 at birth of Benjamin in the Land – Simeon and Levi about 31 and 30 at slaughter of Shechemites. Joseph between young boy and early teens.
The Development of Leah's Faith
Timeline of Leah’s troubles Married 4 sons 7 yrs 26 yrs 6 sons Dinah Rachel dies Leah dies 4 yrs?20 yrs?
Prophecies of the latter days in which the work of God in Christ is prominent
The sons of Jacob Order of Birth
Jacob – A Prince with God The Holy Oblation The Temple Yahweh Shammah 16 kms square About 35 kms
Leah’s place in Yahweh Shammah SOUTH Simeon Issachar Zebulun (all sons of Leah) EAST Joseph Benjamin (sons of Rachel) Dan (Bilhah) Simeon Issachar Zebulun Yahweh Shammah 4,500 reeds
An Allegory of Two Women
"green poplar" - libneh - some sort of whitish tree, perhaps the storax. Roth. - "young storax". Grows to about 7 metres. Leaves are white on lower surface and it bears a wealth of white blossoms. Thus is described as a white tree. Cp. Laban = "whitish" (from same root). "hazel" - luwz - a nut tree, perhaps the almond. "chesnut tree" - armown - the plane tree. (Rt. to bare.) - from its smooth bark which if scratched shows white. Grows to 30 metres with base 3 metres in diameter. When bark is shed the white smooth trunk is revealed.
Experience of 6 years Two breeding cycles a year = 12 in all during 6 years of service. Once Laban realised what was happening he changed Jacob’s wages after every lambing.