Today on Commuter Bible, if you thought your family was kind of messed up, then wait until you meet the sons and grandsons of Israel. They’ll slaughter a city for the mistakes of one man and sell their brother just for being a bit of brat. If you haven’t noticed already, this translation doesn’t pull any punches, so parental discretion is advised in chapter 38. ::: It’s Genesis 35-38, and Psalm 10.
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When we last left Jacob and his sons, they had slaughtered an entire city of men after their sister, Dinah, had been defiled by the chief’s son. In today’s episode, God officially gives Jacob the name of Israel, and directs his family to relocate to Bethel. There we learn more about Rachel’s firstborn son Joseph, who Israel favors above all his other sons. If that wasn’t enough to draw the ire of his brothers, Joseph begins to have dreams where he is exalted above the rest of his family.
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