Jacob’s Journey
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Beer-Sheva: Jacob leaves Canaan.
Beth-El: Jacob dreams of a ladder to heaven and sets up a standing stone, or matzevah.
Haran: Jacob meets Laban’s daughter Rachel at a well. 20 years later, Jacob leaves Haran with Rachel, who steals Laban’s household idols.
Gal-Ed: Jacob erects a matzevah and stone mound to mark his non-hostility pact with Laban. Unaware of Rachel’s theft of her father’s idols, Jacob vows death to whoever stole Laban’s household gods.
Shechem: While burying idols outside Beth-El, Jacob must have realized Rachel stole Laban’s idols.
Beth-El: God appears again to Jacob, blesses him and changes Jacob’s name to Israel. Jacob erects another matzevah.

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