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Genesis 31 -- Jacob goes home

There is some complicated stuff about the breeding of flocks and how Jacob and the father of his first two wives tried to divvy up their flocks according to a rule, but apparently there was trickery and lies on both sides.

After 20 years of service, 14 of those in exchange for wives, Jacob decided to disappear in the middle of the night, taking his wives and all his stuff, except there seems to be a dispute over which stuff is really his, so the father gathers up the troops and chases him, they argue, God weighs in on Jacob's side of course, so they settle their differences amicably, with Jacob agreeing to have no additional wives in the future.

Rachel stole some idols of non-God gods from her father's tent, but she gets away with it, partly through pretending she is having her period, whatevers. This is the first time in history a woman plays the "I'm having a period" card to get her way.

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