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Genesis 31:19

Overview - Genesis 31
Jacob, displeased with the envy of Laban and his sons, departs secretly.
19 Rachel steals her father's images.
22 Laban pursues after him, and complains of the wrong.
34 Rachel's stratagem to hide the images.
36 Jacob's complaint of Laban.
43 The covenant of Laban and Jacob at Galeed.
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Genesis 31:19  (King James Version)
And Laban went to shear his sheep: and Rachel had stolen the images that were her father's.
 


images
Hebrew teraphim.
Genesis 31:30 Genesis 31:32 ; 35:2 Joshua 24:2 ; Judges 17:4 Judges 17:5 ; Judges 18:14-24 Judges 18:31 1 Samuel 19:13 ; Ezekiel 21:21
Hosea 3:4
These might have been images devoted to superstitious or idolatrous purposes, as they are termed gods by Laban, in ver. 30. The Targums of Onkelos and Jonathan render it,
{tzalmanaya,} "images;" the LXX. and Theodoret,
[eidolon
[morphomata,] "figures;" and the Persian, {asterlabha,}
"astrolabes."
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