JACOB'S LADDER - JACOB'S DREAM
from the Old Testament
(Story on the back of the card)
told his son Jacob to travel to the country where Isaac's brother
Laban lived and marry one of Laban's daughters rather than a
woman from Canaan.
After traveling for a long time, Jacob lay down to rest using
some stones for his pillow. He dreamed that he saw a ladder
descending from heaven to earth with angels going up and down
on it. The Lord stood at the top of the ladder and told Jacob
that he would give the land of Canaan to him and his descendants,
and that his descendants would be a great multitude of people.
The Lord also said that he would take care of Jacob wherever
he went and would bring him back safely to Canaan.
was afraid when he awoke from his sleep because the Lord had
spoken directly to him in his dream; and he rose up and worshipped
W. A. Foster 1911
Stories included in collection: Rebekah and Isaac, King Saul and David, the Prophet Isaiah, Elijah and Elisha, Psalms 1, Psalms 2, the Nativity - Birth of Jesus, the Three Wise Men - the Birth of Jesus, O Little Town of Bethlehem - the Birth of Jesus, the Prodigal Son, the Good Samaritan, Rahab Hides the Spies, Samson and the Philistines, Jonah Cast into the Sea, Solomon Builds the Temple, Daniel in the Lion's Den, the Angel and the Shepherds, the Widow's Mite, Suffer the Children..., Adoration of the Shepherds, Abraham and isaac, Isaac's Blessing, Jacob's Dream, Jacob's Ladder, Noah's Ark, Angel and the Shepherds, Jesus in the Temple, Baby Jesus in the Temple, Moses Found in the River, Moses Out of Egypt, Moses and Joshua Descend from the Mount, the Walls of Jericho, the Call of Gideon, Jephthah's Vow, the Story of Samson and Delilah, David and Goliath, Joseph Sold into Slavery, Joseph and the Famine, Solomon's Wisdom, Elijah the Prophet, Naboth's Vineyard, the Curing of Naaman, Ruth and Naomi, the Mother of Samuel, Jesus Praying, Madonna and Child, Jesus and the Fishermen. Stories from both the Old and New Testaments of the Bible.
BOOKS ABOUT JACOB'S LADDER
• The Ladder of Jacob: Ancient Interpretations of the Biblical Story of Jacob and His Children by James L. Kugel. (2006)
The biblical story of Jacob and his children must have troubled ancient readers. By any standard, this was a family with problems. Jacob's oldest son Reuben is said to have slept with his father's concubine Bilhah. The next two sons, Simeon and Levi, tricked the men of a nearby city into undergoing circumcision, and then murdered all of them as revenge for the rape of their sister. Judah, the fourth son, had sexual relations with his own daughter-in-law. Meanwhile, jealous of their younger sibling Joseph, the brothers conspired to kill him; they later relented and merely sold him into slavery. These stories presented a particular challenge for ancient biblical interpreters. After all, Jacob's sons were the founders of the nation of Israel and ought to have been models of virtue.
In The Ladder of Jacob, renowned biblical scholar James Kugel retraces the steps of ancient biblical interpreters as they struggled with such problems. Kugel reveals how they often fixed on a little detail in the Bible's wording to "deduce" something not openly stated in the narrative. Thus, Simeon and Levi, they concluded, tricked no one. As for Reuben, he was led astray after having caught sight of Bilhah bathing, while Judah was the unfortunate victim of his own weakness for alcohol.
These are among the earliest examples of ancient biblical interpretation (midrash). They are found in retellings of biblical stories that appeared in the closing centuries BCE--in the Book of Jubilees, the Aramaic Levi Document, the Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs, and other noncanonical works. Through careful analysis of these retellings, Kugel is able to reconstruct how ancient interpreters worked. The Ladder of Jacob is an artful, compelling account of the very beginnings of biblical interpretation.
• Jacob's Ladder by Sekiya Myoshi. (2001 - Ages 4-8)
• Jacob's Dream : The Story of Jacob's Ladder, Genesis 28:1-22 for Children (package of six - 16-page booklets) by Bryan Davis and Caroline Garrett (illus). (2001 - Ages 4-8)
• Toysmith Wooden Jacob's Ladder by Toysmith Group.
Classic Jacob's Ladder! Perform tricks and optical illusions. Discover tons of fun shapes. Create your own shapes, how many can you do? Features wooden construction with colorful ribbon. Perfect for ages 5 and up.
• Jacob's Ladder (Pk/12) by S&S Worldwide.
Introduce kids to this classic toy! Printed guidelines on each panel ensure ribbon placement, so everyone successfully completes the project. Comes complete with craft wood panels, satin ribbon, non-toxic glue, sandpaper and instructions. Age 8+ is appropriate for this craft. Approx. 3" x 12".
ª Jacob's Ladder (Split Track) by Cedarmont Kids from the album Sunday School Songs.
Original Release Date: December 28, 2004
Copyright: (P) 1993 Benson Records, Inc. (C) 1993 Benson Records, Inc.
Song Length: 1:44 minutes
Genres: Children's Music, Children's Music/Compilations, Children's Music/Sing-A-Longs, Children's Music/General, Christian & Gospel/General, Christian & Gospel/Christian Alternative