Joseph Sold Into Slavery and the Greater Will of God

Reading Genesis 37 today, two things jumped out of the text. First, the deception of Jacob (Israel) by his sons, using Joseph's coat and a slaughtered goat, mirrors the way Jacob earlier deceived his own father, using one of Esau's best garments and the skins of young goats: Then Rebekah took the best garments of Esau … Continue reading Joseph Sold Into Slavery and the Greater Will of God

The Defiling of Dinah

Genesis 34 makes my blood boil as the father of a little girl... This is a tragic, tragic story. The first thing I noticed is that there is not one reference to God in Genesis 34. Jacob's awesome face-to-face encounter with the Lord in the previous chapter is followed by this Godless incident that threatens the … Continue reading The Defiling of Dinah