Who is Laban?

Laban’s prophecy (which is unexpected)

Rebekah’s brother, Laban, is often evaluated as “one who deceives and is deceived.” But if we see him from a different vantage point, an entirely different person emerges. (Korean version here)

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Rebekah in Nahor’s Genealogy

Traces of Editorial Hands in Genesis 22

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Gen 22:20   Now after these things it was told Abraham, “Milcah also has borne children, to your brother Nahor:  21 Uz the firstborn, Buz his brother, Kemuel the father of Aram,  22 Chesed, Hazo, Pildash, Jidlaph, and Bethuel.”  23 Bethuel became the father of Rebekah. These eight Milcah bore to Nahor, Abraham’s brother.

Genesis 22:20-22 introduces Nahor’s eight sons to the reader, and v. 23 says, “These eight Milkah bore to Nahor, Abraham’s brother.” This seems to conclude the genealogy. But in v. 24 the narrator continues to tell us four more sons born from Nahor’s concubine, indicating Nahor, like Jacob, became the father of twelve sons, or the ancestor of twelve tribes.

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