37. Jacob took rods, &c.--There are many varieties of the hazel, some of which are more erect than the common hazel, and it was probably one of these varieties Jacob employed. The styles are of a bright red color, when peeled; and along with them he took wands of other shrubs, which, when stripped of the bark, had white streaks. These, kept constantly before the eyes of the female at the time of gestation, his observation had taught him would have an influence, through the imagination, on the future offspring.
1 Rachel gives Bilhah her maid unto Jacob
5 She bears Dan and Naphtali
9 Leah gives Zilpah her maid, who bears Gad and Asher
17 Leah bears Issachar, Zebulun, and Dinah.
22 Rachel bears Joseph
23 Jacob desires to depart
27 Laban keeps him there on a new covenant
37 God blesses Jacob whereby he became rich.
Map of the World of Abraham
The World of Abraham, the first Hebrew
Nurses and Handmaids
The Old Testament
Adam and Eve
The Tower of Babel
Abraham the First Hebrew
Isaac, Son of Promise
Jacob and the 12 Tribes
Joseph and Egypt