Jacob’s dream at Bethel


Here is the situation I am in right now. A couple weeks ago I filled in for a pastor who was ill. In the meantime that pastor has very unexpectedly died. So now I am asked to preach again and will be dealing pastorally with a complicated and emotional situation. This will be very short term. But for the moment, it will affect my ability to blog as I normally do.

However, as I did before, I will share some thoughts about the text I am preaching from. That text this week is the story of Jacob’s dream in Genesis 25:10-22.

I did a search on my own blog and found that I had several posts on Jacob, some of which I had forgotten about

I looked at an article by Israel Finkelstein and Thomas Romer. They were what I called “hyper skeptical” about historical matters but still thought a…

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My name is James Pate. This blog is about my journey. I read books. I watch movies and TV shows. I go to church. I try to find meaning. And, when I can’t do that, I just talk about stuff that I find interesting. I have degrees in fields of religious studies. I have an M.Phil. in the History of Biblical Interpretation from Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio. I also have an M.A. in Hebrew Bible from Jewish Theological Seminary, an M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School, and a B.A. from DePauw University.
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