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Bible Commentaries
Genesis 28

Scofield's Reference NotesScofield's Notes

Verse 9


Genesis 36:3 is called Bashemath:

Verse 10

And Jacob went out

Bethel becomes, because of Jacob's vision there, one of the significant places of Scripture. To the Christian it stands for a realization, however imperfect, of the heavenly and spiritual contents of faith, answering to Paul's prayer in Ephesians 1:17-23. Dispensationally, the scene speaks of Israel the nation, cast out of the Land of Promise because of evil-doing there, but holding the promise of restoration and blessing ; Genesis 28:15; Deuteronomy 30:1-10. To "an Israelite indeed" Christ speaks of Jacob's vision as to be fulfilled in the Son of man (cf) ; Genesis 28:12; John 1:47-51.

Verse 12


(See Scofield " :-") .

Verse 19


i.e. the house of God. Cf. Genesis 35:7.

Bibliographical Information
Scofield, C. I. "Scofield Reference Notes on Genesis 28". "Scofield Reference Notes (1917 Edition)". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/srn/genesis-28.html. 1917.
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