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Why would Deborah’s death be recorded, and not that of Rebekah herself (Genesis 35:8)? And why was she buried beneath a terebinth?

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Is it fair to say that deceit is a trait of Abraham's family? Did the Lord ever approve of their lying? [closed]

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3 answers
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Is it not odd that Abraham would use the sister-wife exploit (Gen 20:2) when Sarah was 90?

3 votes
1 answer
688 views

Did Terah’s family (which Abraham came from) worship the Lord?

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Why did Esau prosper before Israel (Genesis 36 and Deteronomy 2)?

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Do the phrases “as her soul was in departing, (for she died)” (Genesis 35:18) provide any significant support for doctrine of the immaterial soul?

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1 answer
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Why are there two toledoths in Genesis 36?

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1 answer
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What are “dukes” or “chiefs” in the text of Genesis 36?

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1 answer
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Was Anah—the parent of Aholibamah, wife of Esau—a man or woman (Gen 36:20)? And, if a man, was he Seir’s son or grandson?

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For what purpose did Jacob prepare his entire family to sacrifice at Beth-el, and in the way he did (Genesis 35:2-4)?

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2 answers
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Why was “the terror of God...upon the cities that were round about” Jacob's traveling family (Genesis 35:5)?

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1 answer
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Who were the Hivites, mentioned at Genesis 34:2?

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1 answer
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Why does Jacob defer to his sons in the incidents at Shechem (Genesis 34:5, etc.)?

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Why do the sons of Jacob "deceitfully" agree to intermarry with the Hivites after circumcision (Genesis 34:13-17)?

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2 answers
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Is there some prophetic significance to the location of Benjamin’s birth, his names, and the manner of his birth (Genesis 35:16-19)?

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Did the author of Genesis intend for Rachel's death in childbirth to be understood as a punishment?

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Who were the Horites (Genesis 36:20)?

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1 answer
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Why do Joseph’s brothers reveal to the Egyptian vizier that they have another brother, putting Benjamin in danger (Genesis 42:13)?

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3 answers
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Why did Jacob prefer Joseph and give him a "coat of many colors" (Genesis 37)?

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Why does Jacob say that Benjamin “shall ravin as a wolf” and “divide the spoil” (Genesis 49:27)?

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1 answer
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Does “before there reigned any king over the children of Israel” (Gen 36:31) not show evidence of being written after the start of Israel’s monarchy?

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What were “the garments of her [Tamar’s] widowhood” (Gen 38:19)?

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What were the consequences of Reuben’s incest with Bilhah (Genesis 35:22)? And why is it mentioned here, seemingly out of place?

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Why did the Lord command Jacob to go to Bethel (Genesis 35:1), and why to "dwell" there?

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Why is Zibeon called a “Hivite” and not “Horite” at Gen 36:2? Was this not the son of “Seir the Horite” (36:20)?

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1 answer
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Why did Esau move out of Canaan (Genesis 36:6-8)?

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1 answer
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How and why does Jacob describe God as he does in Genesis 48:15-16?

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1 answer
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How and why does the Lord appear again to Jacob in Beth-el (Gen 35:9-13)?