Tag: Jacob

  • Biblical Principle #229: Persons Excluded from Israel’s Assembly

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, certain individuals were forbidden from joining Israel’s assembly of GOD. Explanation Among the children of Israel, certain individuals were seemingly permitted to remain in covenant with GOD, yet they were excluded from participating when the people assembled before the LORD. 2 “The eunuch and the castrated…

  • Biblical Principle #150: Israel Worshiped the Golden Calf

    Biblical Principles List Principle Israel broke the covenant with God by worshiping a golden calf idol. Explanation Seemingly no sooner did GOD finish giving Moses the Law than Israel broke the covenant they had made with GOD just forty days earlier. 1 Now when the people saw that Moses delayed coming down from the mountain,…

  • Biblical Principle #117: Jacob’s Prophecy of Judah

    Biblical Principles List Principle Jacob prophesied about the Messiah coming from Judah. Explanation When Jacob was near death, he prophesied to each of his sons regarding their family’s future in “the last days.” Jacob’s prophecy for Judah was regarding the Messiah: 8 “Judah, you are he whom your brothers shall praise;Your hand shall be on…

  • Biblical Principle #115: Jacob Prophesied about the Last Days

    Biblical Principles List Principle Jacob prophesied about the last days. Explanation As Jacob was near death, he assembled his sons and prophesied about each of them. He introduced the conversation by saying: 1 Now Jacob called his sons and said, “Gather together, that I may tell you what shall befall you in the last days:…

  • Biblical Principle #114: Israel an Assembly of Nations

    Biblical Principles List Principle God promised Israel would be an assembly of nations. Explanation After Jacob deceived his father, Isaac, to secretly obtain Esau’s blessing, Isaac and Rebekah sent Jacob to Rebekah’s family in Mesopotamia in order to escape Esau’s vengeance. 1 Now Isaac called Jacob and blessed him, and charged him, saying, “You shall…

  • Biblical Principle #113: God Renamed Jacob to Israel

    Biblical Principles List Principle God renamed Jacob to Israel. Explanation When GOD called Abraham to follow Him, his name was Abram. In time, GOD renamed Abram to Abraham. 1 When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to Abram and said to him, “I am your God; be pleasing before Me and blameless. 2…

  • Biblical Principle #99: Humans Elevated Above Heavenly Creatures

    Biblical Principles List Principle The heavenly creatures—the first sun, moon, and stars of creation—are brought lower than GOD’s elect humans. Explanation Genesis 37 records two dreams that Joseph, son of Jacob, had: 5 Then Joseph had a dream, and reported it to his brothers. 6 Thus he said to them, “Hear this dream I dreamed:…

  • Biblical Principle #96: Rape is Sinful

    Biblical Principles List Principle Rape is sinful. Explanation We previously established that sexual relationships outside of a married husband and wife, male and female, are sinful. One category of sexual relationships that does not get discussed often is rape: forced or non-consensual sexual contact or intercourse. Genesis 34 tells the story of how Jacob’s daughter…

  • Biblical Principle #94: God Loves Forgiveness

    Biblical Principles List Principle God loves forgiveness. Explanation Genesis 33 records the first human example of forgiveness in the Bible. Yes, as far as we know, GOD would eventually forgive Adam and Eve of their sin in the Garden, but that would not come right away. And it is true that Laban and Jacob made…

  • Biblical Principle #93: Jacob’s Twelve Sons

    Biblical Principles List Principle Jacob had twelve sons. Explanation By the time Jacob returned to Bethel, he had quite the large family, including eleven sons. Genesis 29-30 records Jacob’s children as follows: Leah Bore: (1.) Reuben(2.) Simeon(3.) Levi(4.) Judah Bilhah (Rachel’s handmaid) Bore: (5.) Dan(6.) Naphtali Zilpah (Leah’s handmaid) Bore: (7.) Gad(8.) Asher Leah Bore:…