B90 – Day 3

Bethel was the place where God first gave to Jacob His covenant promise that was also given to Abraham and Isaac –

Genesis 17:4-7 “As for me, this is my covenant with you: You will be the father of a multitude of nations. No longer will your name be Abram. Instead, your name will be Abraham because I will make you the father of a multitude of nations. I will make you extremely fruitful. I will make nations of you, and kings will descend from you. I will confirm my covenant as a perpetual covenant between me and you. It will extend to your descendants after you throughout their generations. I will be your God and the God of your descendants after you.

and the covenant promise is reconfirmed in today’s readings in

Genesis 35:11-12 “Then God said, “I am God Almighty. Multiply and fill the earth! Become a great nation, even many nations. Kings will be among your descendants! And I will pass on to you the land I gave to Abraham and Isaac. Yes, I will give it to you and your descendants.”

These 2 verses are essentially thought to be the climax of the Isaac-Jacob portion of Genesis.

From NetBible Gen 35:23-26

The sons of Leah:

Reuben[07205] = “behold a son”
Simeon[08095] = “heard”
Levi[03878] = “joined to”
Judah[03063] = “praised”
Issachar[03485] = “there is recompense”
Zebulun[02074] = “exalted”

The sons of Rachel:

Joseph[03130] = “Jehovah has added”
Benjamin[01144] = “son of the right hand”

The sons of Bilhah, Rachel’s servant:

Dan[01835] = “a judge”
Naphtali[05321] = “wrestling”

The sons of Zilpah, Leah’s servant:

Gad[01410] = “troop”
Asher[0836] = “happy”

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