01 January 2007

Jacob = Israel

According to Genesis:

First Abraham and Hagar, his Egyptian slave

woman, have Ishmael, the ancestor of all Arabs.

Then Abraham and Sarah, his wife, hitherto

barren, have Isaac.

Isaac and Rebecca then have the twins

Esau and Jacob.

Jacob (which apparently means: the supplanter!)

has his name changed to Israel (which apparently
means: he who has fought with God and won!)
after his mysterious nightly wrestling match with
an unknown and equally mysterious man, in
which Jacob is injured but wins, and it is this
man who, refusing to give his own name but,
before he disappears towards dawn, tells Jacob
that his name shall henceforth be Israel
(Genesis, 32:24-30).

By applying normal logic, it follows that Jacob's

mysterious opponent must have been God.

Now, if you read all there is about Jacob=Israel,

you will find that his whole life is a catalogue of
betrayal, treachery, deceit, dishonesty, double-
dealing, conceit, megalomania even -

This is Genesis 28:20-22:

And Jacob vowed a vow, saying,

"If God will be with me and will keep me in this
way that I go, and will give me bread to eat and
raiment to put on, so that I come again to my
father's house in peace, then shall the LORD
be my God.

And this stone which I have set for a pillar shall

be God's house; and of all that Thou shalt give
me I will surely give a tenth unto Thee."
(Quote from the King James 21st C Bible version)

Yes, really - he is imposing conditions

on the Almighty!!

When I first read this properly and at face value

I could hardly believe it.

The following question is not meant as a joke:
Does this in any way explain the behaviour of

the modern state of Israel???
Explain, not justify -

nothing could justify Israel's behaviour.

I mean, if this is quite literally where they are

coming from, small wonder that the Jews behave
the way they do - like everything else today,

it is because it is in their genes!!!

I find this tale astounding:

This is what the Jews themselves teach their
children of their ancestors, for the first 5 books
of the Bible are simply the 5 Books of Moses,
the Torah (The Law) translated from the ancient
Hebrew originals.

As far as I know, this is the only exception to the

rule that history is always written in such a way
as to make the people proud of their past but
surely nobody could truthfully claim to be proud
to be a descendant of such a despicable wretch??

The most incredible aspect is that his many

unforgivable acts are against members of his own
family, even the closest, his brother and father,
and that in a part of the world where then,
as now, your family, your lineage, who you are,
is more important than anything else.

1 comment:

Christian said...

Again, you're correct that modern Israel is just like Jacob the supplanter.

In truth, they shouldn't use the name "Israel" at all because genetic heritage never guarantees favour with God. Only righteousness does.

Besides, modern Israel has not been striving *with* God in order to receive His blessing, but striving *against* Him.

If Jacob was fighting *against* God then he would have been killed. But he was actually seeking God's blessing in order to honour his birthright, which his brother lost due to his own foolishness.

If modern Israel was fighting *with* God today, then they would stop imprisoning, terrorising and oppressing the Palestinians, return all Palestinian lands back to the people, respect their vote, provide compensation and all the services needed to heal and restore Palestinian people and apologise for striving against God's will.

Only then would they gain favour with God and deserve to be called Israel.