It is clear from the text and laban`s reaction that this proposal seemed wrong in Laban`s favour: most of Laban`s herds were probably pure white sheep and simple white or black goats, with very few spotted, speckled or striped animals. Since most of Laban`s herds were monochrome fur colours, he thought his herds would continue to reproduce faithfully to their monochrome coats. After abducting Jacob`s small flock (which he had held by his sons in front of Jacob), he believed that they could not influence his own flock by brooding with them. For Laban, it seemed that, at best, Jacob would walk with a few spotted, striped and striped sheep, and perhaps goats, while continuing to attract herds and pay extremely cheap labor rates for their maintenance. However, if one follows exactly the passage of Genesis 30:37-43, it is clear that a “sight-based” is not what Jacob had in mind or tried. Now let`s read the passage in question. 27 But Laban said to him, “If you like it now, stay with me.” I idolized that the Lord blessed me on your behalf. 31 Jacob learned that Laban`s sons said, “Jacob took all that our father possessed, and he acquired all this wealth from what was our father`s. 2 Jacob noticed that Laban`s attitude towards him was not what it had been.
(AH) Although he often expresses himself by deception, Jacob`s stubborn nature has been an asset to him. The manner in which Laban had cheated on him with Rachel and Leah was only a temporary setback; He had the strength to go on for what he wanted. In addition, he would rather work for Laban than leave, unable to feed his family. This perseverance is a sign of discipline. If you are tempted to put your faith in danger, remember that we must never give up if we seek God`s promises. Rev Jerry Grey. Homily of this passage on Sunday. I agree with you and your statement has given me more confidence in my conclusions. Nice work. It`s a very difficult passage. Bless you.
After having quoted this translation of the G51 tablet from a Nuzu tablet, Vos offers this interpretation of what happened in the Jacob Laban contest: most people tend to focus on verses 40-41 that use the phrases translated as “Set the faces of the flocks towards” and “under the eyes of the herd” and the conclusion that Jacob`s breeding program is necessary to encourage herds to look at the Walkers. But they regret the importance of verse 38, which says that Jacob put the peeled sticks in the casting tank and that the herds raised near these troughs. In fact, what is probably suggested is that, because females drank water in the troughs, males would pick them up for mating. The lambs were probably placed in front of the sprinklers to keep the females in front of them, while the males went up from behind and grew with them. The question then arises is that, since Laban took all the striped, speckled and spotted animals out of the herds, how could the herds covered in pure color begin to produce spotted and striped animals? This is where Providence, medicinal herbs and genetics themselves come into play.