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Genesis 28 General Notes

Structure and formatting

Even though Jacob tricked his father in order to receive Esau's blessing, the chapter repeats the blessing, ensuring he inherits the blessings promised to Abraham. (See: rc://en/tw/dict/bible/kt/bless, rc://en/tw/dict/bible/kt/inherit and rc://en/tw/dict/bible/kt/promise)

Special concepts in this chapter

Jacob's dream

Jacob had a dream or received a vision. The purpose of this dream is to show that, despite Jacob's sin, God is giving Abraham's covenant promises to Jacob and his descendants. (See: rc://en/tw/dict/bible/kt/sin, rc://en/tw/dict/bible/kt/covenant and rc://en/tw/dict/bible/kt/promise)

Bethel

This was an important city for Abraham and his descendants. It is possible that there is some theological significance to the city of Bethel.

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