The Childrens Book -History events 4030BC-1440BC
When Esau heard the words of his father, he cried out with a great and bitter cry, and said to his father:"Bless me, even me, also, O my father !"
But Isaac said: "Your brother came with cunning and has taken away your blessing."
Esau said: "Is he not rightly named Jacob, for he has taken my...
JACOB set out from Beersheba and started towards Haran.
He came to a certain place and had to stay there all night, because the sun had set.
Taking one of the stones from the ground, he placed it under his head for his pillow,
and lay down in that place to sleep.
Jacob dreamed, and in his...
JACOB went on his journey and came into the land of the people of the East.
As he looked he saw a well in a field and three flocks of sheep lying by it.
It was the well from which the flocks were watered and a great stone was upon its mouth.
When all the flocks were gathered around it, the...
Laban hastened out to meet Jacob,his sister's son,
and embraced him,kissed him, and brought him to his house.
Jacob told Laban all the things that had happened to him,and Laban said to him: "Surely you are my bone and flesh."
And when Jacob had stayed with him for a month, Laban...
At the end of the seven years,
Jacob said to Laban:"Give me my wife, for I have fulfilled our agreement."
And Laban prepared a wedding feast.
But that evening in the darkness, Laban brought Leah to Jacob,
and he married her, believing she was Rachel.
When Jacob discovered that he...
Jacob went on his way and the angels of God met him.
When he saw them, Jacob said "This is God's host."
Then Jacob sent messengers before him to Esau, his brother, in the country of Edom.
He commanded them, saying: "Thus you shall speak to my lord Esau: 'Your servant Jacob wishes to say to...
Jacob lifted up his eyes and, behold,
Esau was coming, and with him were four hundred men.
Jacob divided the children between Leah, Rachel and the two handmaids.
He put the hand-maids and their children foremost,
Leah and her children came after, and Rachel and Joseph were last.
"What do you mean," Esau said,"by all this flock and cattle that I met?"
"These are to find grace in the sight of my lord," Jacob said.
"I have enough, my brother" Esau said. "Keep what is yours for yourself."
"'No, I pray you," said Jacob,"if now I have found grace in your sight,
NOW Jacob dwelt in the land where his father had been a stranger, in the land of Canaan.
His son Joseph, now a strong and healthy lad, daily fed the flock with all his brothers,
the sons of his father's wives.
And Joseph brought his father an bad report of them.
Jacob loved Joseph more...
His brothers were envious of him, but his father remembered the dream.
Now his brothers went to feed their father's flock in Shechem.
And one day Jacob said to Joseph: "Your brothers are feeding the flock in Shechem.
Come, I will send you to them."
"Here I am," said Joseph.
So it happened that when Joseph came up to his brothers,
they stripped Joseph out of his coat, the coat of many colours which he was wearing.
Then they took him and threw him into the pit.
The pit was empty and there was no water in it.
Then they sat down to eat bread, but when they...