Two sisters, one old man (their father) who will stop at nothing to get what he wants, and caught in between a man who up until recently really thought he was the smartest guy in the room. Welcome to a true story too amazing for TV soaps and the drama is all too real. And if you think one guy being fought over by two powerful sisters is somehow “cool” for the guy, then you’re in for a shock with this one. Watch Laban only appear to agree with Jacob and use his two daughters as bargaining chips for his own gain. Then watch Jacob get overwhelmed for just a moment–like a 20-year long moment–only to turn the tables on Laban for good. But Jacob can’t rest even then, for just in front of him a divine messenger is looking for a wrestling match and the brother who vowed to kill him will soon send 400 armed men to see his brother return.
Oh, and did I mention that whole ladder to heaven thing? And, in a very special bonus video, a 2-hour talking powerpoint on the Ark of the Covenant and where it might be now if it still exists and this time I have also given you notes for that video inside the regular notes for the parsha. Any more action in this one and you’ll need to make popcorn.