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How could Rachel fulfill Joseph's dream if she was dead?

Genesis 35:24 states that the only two sons of Rachel were Joseph and Benjamin: The sons of Rachel were Joseph and Benjamin. Genesis 35:16-19 makes it clear that Rachel died in Childbirth. They ...
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How would Jacob have offered a tithe?

In Genesis 28:22 Jacob makes a vow including a promise to give God a tenth (tithe) of whatever God gives to Jacob. Earlier we see Abraham give his tenth to the high priest of Salem, Melchizedek. And ...
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Why aren't the ages when Jacob and Joseph became fathers mentioned?

Of all the generations in Genesis, the age at which each became a father/begot a son/twins were born is almost always shown. The only exceptions are the last two, Jacob and Joseph. Why might that be ...
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Why are the verbs in Jacob's vow (Genesis 28:20) translated so differently?

The NKJV and YLT differ so widely that I get a very different understanding of Jacob's vow. NKJV Then Jacob made a vow, saying, “If God will be with me, and keep me in this way that I am going, and ...
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in Joshua 5 how were they able celebrate Passover immediately after circumcision?

Joshua 4:19 (KJV) 19 And the people came up out of Jordan on the tenth day of the first month, and encamped in Gilgal, in the east border of Jericho. Joshua 5:3 (KJV) 3 And Joshua made him ...