Tag: Genesis

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Ep. 030: Joseph’s Family Reunion

Jacob heard there was grain in Egypt, so he sent his ten oldest sons to go and buy food. He didn’t send Benjamin because he was afraid of losing him. When they arrived in Egypt, they went before the governor of the land. They didn’t know it was Joseph. He recognized them, but pretended not…
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Ep. 028: Judah

Judah was the fourth son of Jacob. There came a time when he left his brothers to lived on his own. He married a Canaanite woman, who gave birth to three sons. When the time was right, Judah found a wife for his oldest son. Her name was Tamar. Unfortunately, the oldest son was evil,…
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Ep. 027: Sold Into Slavery

Jacob had twelve sons, but his favorite was Joseph. To show his love, Jacob gave Joseph a special coat made with many colors. This made the other sons jealous. Joseph made things worse by telling his brothers about his unusual dreams. “In one dream, we were binding bundles of grain. My bundle suddenly stood upright,…
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Ep. 026: Dinah

Jacob had eleven sons but only one daughter. Her name was Dinah. One day, she went out to be with some of the young women of that area. While she was there, a prince named Shechem saw her and raped her. After he was done, he felt affection for her and spoke tenderly to her.…
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Ep. 024: Leaving Laban

Jacob wanted to have a private conversation with his two wives, so they met out in the field. He said to them, “I worked hard for your father, even though he changed our deal ten times. The Lord protected me, and every time Laban changed our agreement, God changed how the lambs were born. Now…
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Ep. 023: Speckled, Spotted & Streaked

Jacob worked for his uncle Laban a total of fourteen years to get his two wives. It was obvious that he loved Rachel more than Leah. The Lord saw that Leah was unloved, so he kept Rachel from having children. After Leah had four sons, Rachel was so jealous that she yelled at Jacob, “Give…
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Ep. 022: Jacob’s Two Wives

Jacob started his journey to his mother’s country. His father had said, “You’re not to marry a Canaanite woman. Go back to your mother’s family and find a wife there. May God give you the blessings he promised Abraham!” Jacob traveled all day. That night, he slept on the ground, using a rock for a…
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Ep. 021: Stolen Blessing

As Isaac got older, he became blind, and thought he was going to die soon. So he decided to give the family blessing to Esau. He said, “Go hunt for wild game and prepare it the way I like. After I eat, I’ll give you the family blessing.” Rebekah overheard this and told Jacob. She…
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Ep. 020: The Well Digger

Isaac was a farmer while he lived among the Philistines. The Lord blessed his harvest so much that he became more and more wealthy. Eventually, his wealth was so great that the Philistines became jealous. They decided to plug up some wells Abraham had dug. In time, Abimelech asked Isaac to leave their country. He…
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Ep. 019: She’s My Sister II

A great famine hit the place where Isaac lived, so he realized he needed to move to another area. The Lord appeared to him and said, “Don’t go to Egypt. Stay in this land, even though you’re a foreigner here. I’ll bless you, and give you all the promises I gave to your father Abraham.…
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