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Jacob's Encounter with the Lord at Peniel 4-14-24

Apr 14, 2024    Dr. Jim Glass

After leaving Laban's household, Jacob prepares to meet Esau who, the last we heard, was committed to kill his brother. As Jacob continues to struggle with his past, he wrestles with "a man" all night, successfully avoiding defeat until "the man" dislocates Jacob's hip. The Lord, somehow appearing as the man who had wrestled with him, changes his name from Jacob and all that it meant to "Israel," meaning "Prince of God" or "the one who struggles with God."