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Catholic Word of the Day: LABAN, 01-11-12 ^ | 01-11-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary

Posted on 01/11/2012 10:50:21 AM PST by Salvation

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Son of Bethuel, a descendant of Nahor from the land of the Aramaeans. When the aged Abraham sought a wife for his son Isaac, he sent a trusted servant back to his kinfolk to find a suitable wife. With Yahweh's help he chose Rebekah. Bethuel, her father, and Laban, her brother, willingly supported the choice and so Rebekah married Isaac (Genesis 24). Years later Jacob, the son of Isaac and Rebekah, was sent by his parents to live with his uncle in the hope that he would take one of Laban's daughters to be his wife (Genesis 28). For many years he worked for Laban, during which time he married both of his uncle's daughters, Leah and Rachel. Jacob prospered in spite of the trickery of Laban and finally departed from his father-in-law with his wives and his sons, returning to his own country (Genesis 29-31).

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TOPICS: Apologetics; Catholic; History; Theology
KEYWORDS: bible; catholic; oldtestament
I read the novel, "The Red Tent" which gave a lot of details about Jacob and Laban.

Interesting book, but stretches the truth in many places.

1 posted on 01/11/2012 10:50:28 AM PST by Salvation
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2 posted on 01/11/2012 10:54:05 AM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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Laban is not a very sympathetic character in the Bible ... but then, neither is Jacob, if you read for detail.

3 posted on 01/11/2012 4:15:39 PM PST by Tax-chick (Be the one who gets it done (instead of a useless drone)!)
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but then, neither is Jacob, if you read for detail.

...and yet...

4 posted on 01/11/2012 4:50:24 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (Ignorance is no excuse.)
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