Thursday, March 12, 2009

Childhood Bible Stories

I have no idea why this came to me today.

Remember this story you learned as a kid? Jacob, the third of the Old Testament Patriarchs, gets flimflammed by Laban when Jacob asks to marry Laban’s daughter Rachel.

“Work for me for 7 years,” says Laban, “then you can marry Rachel.”

Jacob does so, but is somehow hoodwinked by Laban and marries Rachel’s sister Leah instead. Jacob then had to work another 7 years for Laban to get Rachel.

Laban: inventor of the Bait-n-Switch.

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