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The burial of Rachel

Discussion in 'Biblical Debates' started by Pah, Mar 16, 2005.

  1. Pah

    Pah Uber all member

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    Where was the wife of Jacob buried?
     
  2. Scuba Pete

    Scuba Pete Le plongeur avec attitude...

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    Genesis 48:7 As I was returning from Paddan, to my sorrow Rachel died in the land of Canaan while we were still on the way, a little distance from Ephrath. So I buried her there beside the road to Ephrath" (that is, Bethlehem).
     
  3. jewscout

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    Yeah what NetDoc said...
     
  4. Scuba Pete

    Scuba Pete Le plongeur avec attitude...

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    Unfortunately for some of our members, I did not translate this from the original text. :D
     
  5. Pah

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    That's the territory of Judah, is it not? I understood that she was buried in the territory of Benjamin, ruled by Saul.
    David, I believe, ruled Bethlehem.
     
  6. Pah

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    Additionally 1 Samuel 10:2 places Rachel's burial in the same place as Jeremias (xxxi, 15) - "on the northern border of Benjamin towards Ephraim, about ten miles north of Jerusalem." and not as stated in Genesis 35:19 and Genesis 48:7
     
  7. Jayhawker Soule

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    Perhaps plate tektonics? Oh, I forgot; biblicists don't believe in plate tektonics. :(
     
  8. Pah

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    But that would be a neat harmonization
     
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