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Summary[edit]

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Relationship to Genesis 25b-35. The relationship of Chapter 29-31 to the rest of the Jacob cycle is discussed at Genesis 25b-35.

Story. Chapter 29-31 consists of four major sections:

Message. Themes, symbols, and doctrinal points emphasized in Chapter 29-31 include:

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  • Outline. Chapter 29-31 can be outlined as a chiasmus:
a. Laban tricks Jacob re wife (29:1-30)
b. Jacob blessed with children (29:31-30:24)
b. Jacob blessed with flocks (30:25-43)
a. Jacob flees Laban and is reconciled (31:1-55)
  • Gen 31:7. It is interesting that God didn't prevent Laban from sinning by changing Jacob's wages but He isolated Jacob from the effects of Laban's sin.

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