Jacob and Laban

Jacob_Laban_and_dtrs_1343I wonder how many of you are familiar with the Biblical story of Jacob and Laban?  As a child, hearing this story, I always had some serious questions for Jacob about his behaviour.  I really thought he was stupid.  The story, in a nutshell, was that Jacob wanted to marry his uncle Laban’s daughter Rachel.  The agreement was that he would work for Laban for seven years before he could get her hand in marriage.  After seven years, on the wedding night, Laban switched Rachel with Leah (the ugly older sister) without Jacob noticing until the morning after consummation.  His love for Rachel was so great that he worked another seven years to get Rachel. Continue reading “Jacob and Laban”