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Shabbat Shalom, we have finished another chapter, and we are burying two people today. We have Rachel who was buried on the way to Ephrath. Later in this passage, we see that Isaac breathed his last and his sons buried him as well.
Aside from losing two to the grave, we have Reuben sneaking off to sleep with his father's concubine and Israel found out about it. There was no reaction or dialogue mentioned due to the sharing of his woman...
The passage names all the sons and who they were born to and then goes on to talk about how Isaac was 180 and how he died all old and full of days.
Sometimes I do not understand why so little is mentioned when it comes to disgusting sexual escapades of one or the other. Just move on to where they went next...
And as her soul was departing (for she was dying), she called his name Benoni;' but his father called him Benjamin. So Rachel died, and she was buried on the way to Ephrath (that is, Bethlehem), and Jacob set up a pillar over her tomb. It is the pillar of Rachel's tomb, which is there to this day. Israel journeyed on and pitched his tent beyond the tower of Eder. While Israel lived in that land, Reuben went and lay with Bilhah his father's concubine. And Israel heard of it.
Now the sons of Jacob were twelve. The sons of Leah: Reuben (Jacob's firstborn), Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, and Zebulun. The sons of Rachel: Joseph and Benjamin. The sons of Bilhah, Rachel's servant: Dan and Naphtali. The sons of Zilpah, Leah's servant: Gad and Asher. These were the sons of Jacob who were born to him in Paddan-aram.
And Jacob came to his father Isaac at Mamre, or Kiriath-arba (that is, Hebron), where Abraham and Isaac had sojourned. Now the days of Isaac were 180 years. And Isaac breathed his last, and he died and was gathered to his people, old and full of days. And his sons Esau and Jacob buried him.
The story continues next week as we do the generations of...
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