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Gen 35:16-21
16 And they journeyed from Bethel; and there was but a little
way to come to Ephrath: and Rachel travailed, and she had
hard labour.
17 And it came to pass, when she was in hard labour, that the
midwife said unto her, Fear not; thou shalt have this son also.
18 And it came to pass, as her soul was in departing,
(for she died) that she called his name Ben-oni: but his father
called him Benjamin.
19 And Rachel died, and was buried in the way to Ephrath,
which is Bethlehem.
20 And Jacob set a pillar upon her grave: that is the pillar of
Rachel's grave unto this day.
21 And Israel journeyed, and spread his tent beyond the
tower of Edar.

LIGHT from the WORD.

The Bible isn’t a history book; but when it speaks of history,
it is always correct and educational!

Ephrath is later called Bethlehem.
There Rachel gave birth to her second son.

She named him “Ben-oni,” which means “man of sorrows.”
After Rachel died, Jacob renamed the boy “Benjamin,”
which means “son of the right hand.”

Bethlehem is the birth place of our Lord Jesus, our Savior.
He is known as “the man of sorrows,” and as
”the Son of the Right Hand” of God!

After the birth of Benjamin, Jacob moved and “spread
his tent beyond the tower of Edar.”

Edar was a shepherd’s tower near Bethlehem, where
shepherds could guard their sheep.

The town of Bethlehem and the surrounding area was
known as “the shepherd’s town.”
Bethlehem is also known as "the house of bread."

It was in Bethlehem that Jesus "the good Shepherd"
was born.
He is "the man of sorrows," "the Son of the Right Hand
of God!"
He is also the "Bread of LIFE!"

Jesus is none other than the visible image of
the invisible God!

No. The Bible is not necessarily a history book.

The immortal God was born a mortal man so He could pay
for our sins in His own blood!

LEARN some history from the Book of His Story!

THEN - go SHARE it with others!

Love ya!
Bro. Bruce