Are Jacob and Israel the Same?

by Jack Wellman
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Are Jacob and Israel the same person or the same nation? Why did God change his name? A Kingdom Divided It’s easy to get confused over names, especially when it comes to Jacob and Israel. Sometimes they are used interchangeably, but at other times, it is specific to a person or a nation, and even […]

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Why Did Jacob Wrestle With God In The Bible?

by Jack Wellman
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Why would Jacob choose to wrestle against God? Didn’t he know he would lose? Wrestling against Spirit The Apostle Paul tells us that we’re wrestling, but hopefully, not against God. No, “we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against […]

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5 Great Husbands From The Bible

by Jack Wellman
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Here are five great husbands and their attributes that we find listed in the Bible. Godly Husbands If a man happens to be a Christian and also happens to be married, then it is incumbent upon him to do what the Bible commands husbands to do, but like all husbands, we all fall infinitely short […]

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Why Did God Say He Loved Jacob and Hated Esau?

by Jack Wellman
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Why does the Bible say God hated Esau but He loved Jacob?  Is that fair?  Why would God love one and not the other? Selling Esau’s Birthright The story of Jacob and Esau began to get interesting because Esau, as the firstborn, had actual privileges of the birthright but did he regard it very highly?  […]

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What Are The Twelve Tribes Of Israel?

by Jack Wellman
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What are the twelve tribes of Israel or should we ask who the twelve tribes of Israel are? What is a Tribe? A tribe is actually a part of the nation of Israel that started with one man and his family.  We go back to Genesis 49:28 to read about the naming of the twelve […]

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Bible Example Of God Working In The Ordinary

by Dr. Michael L. Williams
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One of the hardest things to do when helping people with difficult life issues is getting them to see how God is working in their life. This is because most people think that God only works through miracles that are noticed by everyone or He is not at work. However, the Bible has many examples […]

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What Are The 12 Tribes of Israel From The Bible?

by David Peach
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The 12 tribes of Israel are named for the 12 sons of Jacob. God changed Jacob’s name to Israel later in his life. Each son became the patriarch for the 12 tribes found in the Bible. The story of the wives and sons of Jacob take up a good portion of the book of Genesis. […]

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Jacob in the Bible: Character Profile, Story, and Lessons

by Crystal McDowell
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What was there to like about Jacob? He was an opportunist, co-conspirator, shifty, untrustworthy, negligent, and a father who picked favorites. Yet God said, “Jacob I loved, but Esau I hated” (Romans 9:13). God blessed him with many children, a productive lifestyle, and a long life. Jacob’s story reminds believers that God is in the […]

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7 Famous Heroes in the Bible

by Pamela Rose Williams
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Everyone loves a story of survival and victory; one that has a clear hero. Children’s books and movies are dedicated to telling the story of heroes; some are fairy tale type stories such as Snow White and Cinderella. There are also some true stories of heroes and we can find them in the Bible. Here […]

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