From: Jan de Koning (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sat Dec 07 2002 - 15:37:42 EST
At 10:33 AM 07/12/2002 -0500, RFaussette@aol.com wrote:
>In a message dated 12/6/02 10:59:16 PM Eastern Standard Time,=20
(quite a piece cut)
>Up until now, we have been speaking of an allegory underlying the story of=20
>Jacob and Esau and Jacob and Laban's flocks and continuing with Jacob's sons=
>all the way to Joseph's emergence as ruler over his elder brothers. We see=20
>that allegory in augustine's remark. The rule underlying the allegory is tha=
>cunning or intelligence is favored by God but the allegorical thread begins=20
>earlier in genesis. The source of the allegory is the fall of adam and eve:
"Allegory" ? On what do you base that?
Besides, "cunning or intelligence" is never favoured by God, not even in
Jacob's time. God is gracious and forgives sins. I was not aware that you
were talking as if it was an allegory. I would have reacted sooner.
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