Introduction

\\INTRODUCTION TO GENESIS 35\\

This chapter gives an account of Jacob's going to Bethel, and building
an altar there by the order and direction of God, \\#Ge 35:1-7\\, where
Deborah, Rebekah's nurse, died and was buried, \\#Ge 35:8\\, and where God
appeared to Jacob, confirmed the new name of Israel he had given him,
and renewed to him the promises of the multiplication of his seed, and
of their inheriting the land of Canaan, \\#Ge 35:9-13\\; all which is
gratefully acknowledged by Jacob, who erected a pillar in the place,
and called it Bethel, in memory of God's gracious appearance to him
there, \\#Ge 35:14,15\\; from hence he journeyed towards his father's
house, and on the way Rachel his wife fell in travail, and bore him a
son, and died, and was buried near Ephrath, \\#Ge 35:16-21\\; near this
place Reuben committed incest with Bilhah, \\#Ge 35:22\\, and the names of
the twelve sons of Jacob are given, \\#Ge 35:23-26\\; and the chapter is
closed with an account of Jacob's arrival at his father's house, of the
death of Isaac, and of his burial at the direction of his two sons,
\\#Ge 35:27-29\\.