• Jacob’s increased flocks at Laban’s expense has not gone unnoticed, especially by his brothers-in-law who see Jacob gradually getting everything that should have come to them as an inheritance. The envy of these men and their accusations of Jacob stealing his wealth is finally seen by Jacob. He also realises that Laban himself is not treating Jacob the way he […]

  • Jacob and Laban have made an agreement that Jacob will work for Laban in exchange for any animals born spotted, speckled, or streaked. At first glance this agreement seems to prevent any form of cheating by either Jacob or Laban. But these two deceivers manage to find a few ways to get around the rules and work things for their […]

  • Jacob has been gone from home for a long time. He now has two wives and a large family, and it might seem as though he is going to spend the rest of his life happily working for his father-in-law. But such is not the case. Jacob is ready to go back home. He considers Canaan to be his home […]