How did Jacob know he was wrestling with God?

Question: Please, how did Jacob know he was wrestling with God, saying that “I won’t let you go until you bless me?” Answer: “Then Jacob was left alone; and a Man wrestled with him until the breaking of day. Now when He saw that He did not prevail against him, He touched the socket of…

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Were Jacob and Esau identical or fraternal twins?

Question: I overheard an argument concerning Esau and Jacob.  One was arguing that they were twins (Genesis 25:21ff) but not identical twins. What are your thoughts? Answer: Twins are when two children are born to one mother in the same birth. “So when her days were fulfilled for her to give birth, indeed there were twins in…

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How long did it take for Jacob’s children to be born?

Question: At our Wednesday evening class, the teacher said all of Leah and Rachael’s children were born within 7 years.  Another man in the class, who is very intelligent, was puzzled by that and asked several questions for clarity. After about 5 minutes of discussion with the teacher, who is also very intelligent, was convinced,…

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Why wasn’t Rachel buried with Jacob but Leah was?

Question: Why wasn’t Rachel buried with Jacob but Leah was? Answer: Rachel died shortly after childbirth during a journey from Bethel to “The Tower of the Flock”, which is believed to have been in the area Bethlehem. “Then they journeyed from Bethel. And when there was but a little distance to go to Ephrath, Rachel…

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Did God pick Jacob for salvation before or after he was born?

Question: In regards to your article “Predetermined Destiny”: First, after stating in paragraph five that God’s selection of Jacob was made before Jacob was born, you turn right around and say that God’s selection of Jacob was not made before he was born. Well, which is it? Did God pick Jacob before he was born,…

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How were Isaac and Jacob blessed?

Question: How were Isaac and Jacob blessed? Answer: In the times of the Old Testament children could inherit two things from their parents: property and a blessing. If your parents had three children, then on their death their property was divided four ways (one more than the number of living children). The eldest child generally…

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