Thursday, September 7, 2017

September 7 Genesis 30:1-22 Sex, drugs, intrigue, and superstitions

We think that today's dramas have a lot of sex and intrigue but they're noting compared to this reality. I find it interesting that Jacob's wives do exactly what Abraham's wife did, although in this story it doesn't seem to have had such a negative effect yet. Maybe because Jacob's first two wives were sisters they competed so much with each other, but the whole business with the handmaids as surrogate mothers strikes me as odd. I suppose a cultural thing. The mandrake is also called the love plant, it has narcotic and hallucinogenic properties (see drug use is not just a modern thing). Rachel wanted these as a superstition that they'd help her to get pregnant. I suppose there may be something to this, when people recreationally use drugs the result is sometimes pregnancy. The sad part about this is that after the mandrakes she actually became pregnant, although we don't know how much time lapsed, this could have reinforced the superstition. So far the recorded children of Jacob are; Ruben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Dan, Naphtali, Gad, Asher, Isaachar, Zebulun, Dinah, Joseph.

Today's workout, any cardio 30:00

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