Wow, I feel like I’ve been reading some old soap opera script!
Abraham and Jacob and all the deceit and lying and sex.
So Abraham must have the most gorgeous wife and does the whole ‘oh, she’s really only my sister’ trick – TWICE!! We were talking at work about it and are not sure if it is because she’s a complete stunner or if maybe it’s because he’s rich or something?? Because the second time around, it comes just after shes been laughing ‘cos she’s too old to have children.
Then famously Jacob trick his brother, and we have that whole episode.
Then outrageously Laban tricks Jacob into marrying his oldest daughter, who had dodgy eyes. – Maybe Jacob has the dodgy eyes as he doesn’t realise until the morning! So he has to wait a week to get the girl he wants, and then work another 7 years to ‘pay for her’!
Leah is sad that Jacob doesn’t love her – well hello! It was your dad who gave you to this man, He never wanted you, he was tricked!Still, it doesn’t stop him having 4 children with her!!!!!!!! Then Rachel gets sad ‘cos she hasn’t had any children, so she gets Jacob to have sex with her servant – who then bears a son. So they do it again and have another son. THEN, Leah does the same – gives Jacob her servant to have sex with, who bears a son, and then they do it again and have another son!
Then there’s a little scene with some plants, which comes across like some comic relief to me in the middle of all this ‘sleeping around’.'Wasn’t it enough that you took away my husband? Will you take my son’s mandrakes too?’ ha ha!! So then they strike up a deal whereby Leah gets to go back for some sex with Jacob. She end up having another son, then another son, then a daughter.
Then finally, Rachel gets pregnant, hooray! Jacob, who must be pretty worn out after his seven years of sex with everyone, finally approaches Laban and asks to leave. – Then all the sheep start having sex instead!!
I dunno about Jacob being demanding, it’s his crazy demanding wives that are worrying me!
Sounds a bit too much even for Eastenders…….