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        Genesis 35:8
I don't understand how this is relevant to ANYTHING... please help! 
Thursday, July 24, 2003 7:21:33 AM   monkey
      re:Genesis 35:8   
In old times the relationship of Master, servent, are not the same as they are in todays time...

The reason I say this is because of the way Saul, King Saul, when he went looking for his father's donkey, his servent had some money for him to inquire of the "Lord's servent" and the servent "lent" the money to Saul... [1 Samuel 9.1]

I assume this is a form of honor for Deborah being such a good servent of Rebekah and the personal bond of Rebekah and Deborah... 
Tuesday, August 26, 2003 5:45:39 AM godsboy
      re:Genesis 35:8   
First, look at the preceding verses. God is fulfilling His promise to Abraham even now, through Jacob. That is of utmost importance here. But the passage you mention has significance, too. Unfortunately, we can't all be scholars of ancient Hebrew, but I did find on the web some references to Allonbachuth. It has significance, as it means the "oak of weeping." The nurse cared for both Esau and Jacob. Later, Jacob would wrestle all night with God, and his name would be changed to "Israel", or "God-struggler." It is easy to get bogged down in all of this, but it seems to me, a non-scholar, just more evidence that even a cursory reading of God's word here is about fulfillment of God's promise -- the ultimate fulfillment being Jesus Christ and just as the messianic prophecies of the Old Testament were proven true, so shall Jesus come again. But it is also fascinating to look behind the ancient language and find surprises there, like this verse being significant in that the nurse cared for the father of the people Israel, that she was buried under the Oak of Weeping, and that some even believe this verse contains clues as to where the Ark is buried. I don't know if that's true, because I'm not a scholar, but I always find hope in God's word. This is just another example that His promises are very real. You are wise to question it and diligent to ask. "He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him." That is yet another promise that He will fulfill for you.

Tuesday, August 19, 2003 9:05:52 PM twofoldblessing
      re:Genesis 35:8   
I think that depends on what you mean is relevent. I certainly can empathize with your frustration at not understanding the meaning or shall we say, "face-relevence" of certain passages. I think if we can keep in mind the beauty of stories, we can perhaps appreciate the detail that is found in the Bible. The fact that this detail, which although may not seem entirely life-altering to us, was at one moment in time, a very real event is an important consideration to keep in mind. Sometimes I get awe-struck when I think about the modern life we live in and then just the fact that the Bible has surpassed thousands of years of global events, and then I have even more appreciation for reading a detail that although not life-changing, reminds me of how rare, old, and precious the Bible is. To think that generations before us read that same passage and though perhaps the same thing that you though is an intriging idea. I know this isn't brief, but I'll say one last thing (if anyone is still reading). There are also events going on that aren't recorded in a scriptural passage. To read scripture and envision the stories as we hear only glimpses of them sometimes has been a large help to me. Good luck. And don't give up. 
Thursday, August 14, 2003 9:53:04 PM jessica421
      re:Genesis 35:8   
that is a very good question! 
Friday, July 25, 2003 4:27:29 PM haley_bug
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