Wednesday, February 22, 2012

The unloved

“It is not inconsequential that this narrative unit begins with YHWH’s noticing Leah’s unloved status and responding by opening her womb, while Rachel remains barren. Here one may observe an oddity within Genesis: this scene presents the only time that YHWH shows a preference for the firstborn to the detriment of the secondborn.”—Jacob and the Divine Trickster, page 104

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Very interesting, indeed. YHWH shows favor to the ones that society and those in power ignore—something that Christians especially should know... Of course, that begs the question of why our "christian" structures are built upside down??? It's as if Jesus said that the first shall be even more first and the last shall be stomped on and forced to serve those who are first. What is wrong with that picture?
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