Jacob’s Return Home

In this week’s teaching Ross provides a picture of Israel’s return based upon the Torah’s story of Jacob’s return to the promised land. Weaving the patriarchal narratives with prophetic texts, Ross suggests that the historical narratives give hints to a latter day return to the land by Israel. Within the story of Jacob’s return are indications that Israel will be divided into two camps before they enter the promised land. We also learn that the idols must be dealt with prior to returning to the land. What else does the story of Jacob’s return tell us about the return of his present day descendants?

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