Introduction

\\INTRODUCTION TO GENESIS 29\\

This chapter informs us of Jacob's coming to a well near Haran, where
meeting with some shepherds he inquires after Laban, \\#Ge 29:1-8\\; and
there also with Rachel his daughter, the shepherds made known to him,
and acquainted her who he was, \\#Ge 29:9-12\\; upon which she ran to her
father, and told him who was at the well, who went forth and brought
him to his house, and kindly entertained him, \\#Ge 29:13,14\\; with whom
he agreed to stay and serve seven years for Rachel his daughter,
\\#Ge 29:15-20\\; at the end of which Jacob demands his wife, but instead
of Rachel, Leah was brought to him as his wife, \\#Ge 29:21-25\\; which
being discovered, and complained of, it was proposed he should have
Rachel also, provided he would serve yet seven years more, to which he
agreed, \\#Ge 29:26-30\\; and the chapter is concluded with an account
of four sons being born to Jacob of Leah, \\#Ge 29:31-35\\.