Lots jumped out, all these things about Rachel.
And the Moon, which reflects the light of the Sun, gives us a familiar marker of time...approximately 28 days, the same as a human female, the cycle of human life...
You sure stuffed a lot into that statement.
8 And his brethren said to him, Shalt thou indeed reign over us? or shalt thou indeed have dominion over us? And they hated him yet the more for his dreams, and for his words.
9 And he dreamed yet another dream, and told it his brethren, and said, Behold, I have dreamed a dream more; and, behold, the sun and the moon and the eleven stars made obeisance to me.
10 And he told it to his father, and to his brethren: and his father rebuked him, and said unto him, What is this dream that thou hast dreamed? Shall I and thy mother and thy brethren indeed come to bow down ourselves to thee to the earth?
32 With whomsoever thou findest thy gods, let him not live: before our brethren discern thou what is thine with me, and take it to thee. For Jacob knew not that Rachel had stolen them.
33 And Laban went into Jacob's tent, and into Leah's tent, and into the two maidservants' tents; but he found them not. Then went he out of Leah's tent, and entered into Rachel's tent.
34 Now Rachel had taken the images, and put them in the camel's furniture, and sat upon them. And Laban searched all the tent, but found them not.
35 And she said to her father, Let it not displease my lord that I cannot rise up before thee; for the custom of women is upon me. And he searched, but found not the images.
16 And they journeyed from Bethel; and there was but a little way to come to Ephrath: and Rachel travailed, and she had hard labour.
17 And it came to pass, when she was in hard labour, that the midwife said unto her, Fear not; thou shalt have this son also.
18 And it came to pass, as her soul was in departing, (for she died) that she called his name Benoni: but his father called him Benjamin.
19 And Rachel died, and was buried in the way to Ephrath, which is Bethlehem.
20 And Jacob set a pillar upon her grave: that is the pillar of Rachel's grave unto this day.
Rachel's tomb, passed by on the way to exile, passed by on the way back. A "familiar marker of time".
She died and was buried in the way to fruitfulness (Ephrata); she (Ephrata, or Rachel?) is the house of bread (Bethlehem).
House of bread = bakery
23 And Jesus answered them, saying, The hour is come, that the Son of man should be glorified.
24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.
And Rachel, who reflects the light of Jacob, gives us a familiar marker of time
What to say about Rachel: All the flour er flowers of today are from the seeds of yesterday. In those dudaim ("mandrakes") she saw Davids (plural). Naturally, because that's what they were called. The scene with Rachel and Leah - at the time of the wheat harvest - was a remake of the sale of the birthright. Leah, thinking in the short term; Rachel looking pretty far down the road. Typical! No wonder Jacob was smitten. :)
Micah 5 (KJV)
1 Now gather thyself in troops, O daughter of troops [bat gimel David]: he hath laid siege against us: they shall smite the judge of Israel with a rod upon the cheek.
2 But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.
3 Therefore will he give them up, until the time that she which travaileth hath brought forth: then the remnant of his brethren shall return unto the children of Israel.
Rev 12:01, 12:02
from of old, from everlasting
Rachel's death will make perfect sense when all is done with the rectification process. She named Joseph saying that the Lord will add to her another son. There was Benjamin in the near term, but whom did she truly have in view? She got a hold of those "Davids" for a reason...
And because of the Moons particular rate of rotation, it always presents to us the same familiar face.
The moon and who is associated with it: Rachel, and David. Traditional date for the birth and death of David: Shavuot, the firstfruits of the wheat harvest.
Of Ruth the women of Bethlehem told Naomi: she is better to you than seven sons. From Ruth, David(s).
All this precision and detail. And there are folks out there who dont believe in God.
I’ve been to Rachel’s Tomb. :-)
Thanks for all that you've added to my collection of puzzle pieces.
What fun! How do they all fit together...?