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Topic: Jacob

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Lineage of Christ Via Birthright: Is there any verse that says that the lineage of Christ would come through a birthright? [Genesis 49:10, 2 Samuel 8:14].
Significance of the Birthright: Is there any more significance to the "birthright" in the Old Testament, other than just taking over the family estate? [Genesis 25:25].
Jacob & Esau Produce the Messiah: Why do we assume that the offspring of Jacob & Esau would produce the Messiah?

The Name, Israel: Could you flesh out the name "Israel", and what does it means to strive with God, and then prevail? [Genesis 32:28].

Joseph's Dream in Genesis: How did Rachel fit into Joseph's dream about the sun, moon, stars bowing down to him? [Genesis 37:5-10].

Bart Ehrman Video: Bart Ehrman thinks the Bible was just handed down from Heaven in immaculate form, & Steve asked who actually believes that, & caller points out that that is what his church taught.
Ordination & Seminary What is your opinion of ordination and seminary training its relationship to competency when teaching the Bible?
Leah, Rachel, Jacob & Laban: Was Laban always planning to substitute Leah for Rachel, or could it have been a last minute decision because she had not found a husband by then? [Genesis 29].

Jacob & Esau-Wrestling & Name Change to Israel: Could you talk about Jacob & Esau, his wrestling with God, and his name change to Israel? [Genesis 35:10, 32:22-31].

Deception of Jacob & Rebeka: I struggle with why God allows deception to bring about His plans, as in the story of Jacob, Esau, Rebeka, and Isaac? [Genesis 27].

Calvinist Views of Election & Predestination: Could you talk about the Calvinist views of election, being chosen, and predestination held by some of the leading Calvinists, such as Calvin and Sproul? [Romans 8-9].

Isaac Blessing Jacob: Did Isaac exhibit supernatural power when he bestowed a blessing on Jacob? [Genesis 25:19-36, Genesis 49].

Jacob, Laban & The Spotted Sheep: Would you talk about when Jacob (Israel) made a deal with Laban about the spotted sheep, particularly in regard to the brew he created to control the spots on sheep? [Genesis 30:25-43, 31:10].

Deception of Jacob: Can you comment on the deception involved in the story of Jacob and Esau? [Genesis 25:29-34].

God Choosing People: Can you explain the choosing of Jacob and Esau, and God hardening Pharaohs heart? [Romans 9:6].

Jesus Wrestles with Jacob: Was it Jesus who wrestled with Jacob in Genesis? [Genesis 18, 32:24, 30, Isaiah 9:6].
Nation of Israel: How should Christians view the nation of Israel? [2 Corinthians 10:3-5].

Jacob have I Loved: Loved Jacob, but hated Esau, is God practicing favoritism? [Romans 9:6, Genesis 25:23, Malachi 1:2-3]
Hardening Pharaoh's Heart: Why did God harden Pharaoh's heart? [Romans 9:14-18]

Calvinism, Jacob & Esau: It seems to be talking about Nations, so what do the Calvinists say about it again? [Romans 9-11]

All Israel shall be saved: Would Old Testament faithful be considered Israel? "all israel will be saved", does it mean the land, the man, the government, the people, believers?

Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I Hated: "Jacob have I loved but esau have I hated", so God loves the Jew & hates the Arabs, is that true? [Malachi 1:3; Romans 9:13]

The Bible Stories: How do help someone who thinks some stories in the bible are pretty far-fetched, like Jacob & Esau. Jacob was dishonest to Esau, but yet he was the chosen one.
Incest in the Bible: Why is there so much incest in the Bible?

Nathanael: What was Nathanael doing under the fig tree before Philip called him? Was there something significant about it? [John 1]
Angles Ascending & Descending out of Heaven Jacob saw angles ascending & descending out of heaven on a ladder, & then Jesus said the Son of Man would be ascending & descending, that what Jacob saw in Genesis was refer to Him. [John 1:52, Genesis 28:12]

Jacob Wrestling with God: How could Jacob wrestle w/ a Man for such a long time? How could he possibly win against God? [Genesis [32:24-30]
Seeing God: There seems to be a contradiction in Scripture here because it says that Jacob saw God face-to-face, yet when Moses encountered God, God told him no one can see Him & live. [Genesis 32:30, Exodus 33:20]

Jacob: What blessing did Jacob get for wresting w/ God all night? [Genesis 32:27-28]

The Name Israel: Jacob's name changed into the name Israel. what is the meaning of that name?
Esau: Is Esau somewhat of a lost soul? [Hebrews 12]
Jacob & Esau's Reconciliation: What do you think about their reconciliation? Was it sincere? [Genesis 33]

Jacob, Esau & the Birthright: Is this saying Esau was incapable of receiving salvation through repentance? [Hebrews 12:15-17]

Esau, in his Heart: What does this mean that " his heart" he thought of this plot, it confuses me. [Genesis 27:40-42]

Calvinism & Romans 9: Calvinism, can you please explain where they go wrong with most of this scripture? [Romans 9:10-30]

Jacob & Esau Representing 2 Nations: Jacob & Esau, it says that they represent 2 nations; what nations were these? [Genesis 25:23]

Jesus & Marriage, Moses & the Burning Bush: Discussion about when people asked Jesus about marriage. [Mark 8, Exodus 3:15-16]

Tithing: I've heard pastors say you can't afford NOT to pay tithe

Bible contradicting itself: Does the Bible Contradict itself?
For example, 70 persons: [Deuteronomy 10:22, Acts 7:14]

Nathanael & Jacob's Ladder: Jesus told Nathanael that he'd see greater things, seeing the heavens open & angels ascending up & down on the Son of God. What does that mean? [John 1:49-51, Genesis 28:10-13]

Strong-hold & Foot-hold follow-up:: What are they again, since Steve didn't get a chance to answer the first time?
Jacob's Trouble: How is it that the children of Israel experienced Jacob's trouble & are saved out of it, but how were they experiencing distress of it if they left before 70 AD? [Jeremiah 37]

Seeing God Contradictions: God told Moses he couldn't see Him face to face, but Jacob got to Him face to face? How come the contradictions? Did Jacob actually see God face to Face? [Exodus 33:18-20, Genesis 32:30]

God Hates People: God hates SIN, so why can't He also hate people? [Malachi 1:2-3, Romans 9:13]

"Jacob Have I loved, but Esau have I Hated": If God can hate Esau, why can't we hate people? [Malachi 1:2-3, Romans 9:13]
Solomon: Why is Solomon in the Bible since he had so many concubines?

"Esau Have I hated, but Jacob have I Loved": God loves EVERYONE, so why does it say in Romans that He hated Esau? [John 3:16, Romans 9:13
Animal Sacrifices: If the Jews don't believe that Jesus is Messiah then how come they no longer perform animal sacrifices?

Abraham, Isaac & Jacob: What is the 7-fold Blessing to Abraham & where can you find it? The Promise of Abraham's Seed was promised to him the number of the Stars & the Sand of the sea, to Isaac only the Stars & to Jacob only the Sand, was there a significance to omitting both to Jacob & Isaac? [Genesis 12:1-3]

Angels Ascending & Descending: Is there a record of this actually happening, Nathaniel seeing angels ascending & descending on the Son of Man? [John 1:47-51, Genesis 28:12]

Polygamy: Comment about the call about polygamy that had happened recently, & Jacob was never called a polygamous.

Divorce: Exception clause, adultery, fornication. What about unlawful marriages? [Matthew 5:31-32]
Jacob blessing grandchildren: How was Jacob able to leave the birthright blessing/inheritance to Joseph's 2 sons?

Jacob & the Spotted Animals: What was the story about Jacob & the spotted animals about? [Genesis 30:25 - 31:16]

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