Sibling Rivalry

Genesis 30: A shady drug deal

Rachel noticed that Leah had had four sons and she had none, so she threw a jealous tantrum. She stamped her feet and screamed at her husband in the manner of an angst-ridden teenager, “Give me children, or else I die!”
“Don’t blame me – blame God!” replied Jacob, unwittingly giving rise …Continue reading Sibling Rivalry

The King of Gerar

Genesis 20: Abraham pimps his wife again

Abraham was continuing his journey southward to form a great nation, but had stopped in Gerar break. Once again, as in Egypt, he passed off Sarah as his sister, and once again, gave her up to the king. That evening God appeared to the king in a dream. “Hey!” said …Continue reading The King of Gerar

Abram and Sarai

Genesis 12-14: Pimp my wife

One day, the Lord came to Abram, one of Noah’s many descendants, and told him to take his family on a journey to another place, where Abram would blessedly form a great nation. Unfortunately, there was a famine, and Abram decided to wait it out in Egypt.

On arrival in Egypt, Abram said …Continue reading Abram and Sarai