Right off the back, we have to uncover some minor unprofitable lies in this, Genesis 29 chapter. Observe:
In the Contemporary English Version, it is written: “As Jacob continued on his way to the east (Genesis 29:1).” Other translations also declare Akobe came into the land of the east; even King James says he went on his journey, and came into the land of the people of the east.
Search online for yourself and you too will find this (the image above) is what is written or shown regarding Akobe’s travels from Beersheba back to Padan Aram. Aram is what the unprofitable liars call Syria today; it does not even fit the verse as it is written that he went back to the people of the East. According to the mapping above and that narrative, he would have went north and slightly to the east.
His journey more realistically looked like this:
However, by uncovering unprofitable lies by the ancient and modern-day scribes, we now know that Akobe would be traveling from Canaan (Southern Africa or Namibia) and going to Padan Aram (the land of Aram), which was West Africa.
With this revelation, by the Spirit of the Great Creator, we are able to see how scriptures are subtly being changed to persuade us into a different location and false narrative. Essentially, Jacob would journey into the land of the people of the West, as in West Africa. Akobe got there and asked if anyone knew Laban, his uncle. The men of the area pointed him to Laban’s daughter, Rachel.
When Jacob saw her and his uncle’s sheep, he rolled the rock away and watered the sheep. He then kissed Rachel and started crying because he was so happy. He told her that he was the son of her aunt Rebeka, and she ran and told her father about him. As soon as Laban heard the news, he ran out to meet Jacob. He hugged and kissed him and brought him to his home, where Jacob told him everything that had happened.
Akobe Takes a Job with Laban
Akobe had been there about a month as a guest when Laban of Aram decided to put his nephew to work. Laban said to him, “You shouldn’t have to work without pay, just because you are a relative of mine. What do you want me to give you?”
Laban had two daughters. Leah (Lea) was older than Rachel, but Lea was not as attractive. Rachel was beautiful and well-favored, the “good-looking sister.” Akobe was in love. Since Jacob was in love with Rachel, he answered, “If you will let me marry Rachel, I’ll work seven years for you.”
He was a bold guy who wasn’t scared to talk to his father-in-law directly without his pops around. Laban replied, “It’s better for me to let you marry Rachel than for someone else to have her. So stay and work for me.” Jacob worked seven years for Laban, but the time seemed like only a few days because he loved Rachel so much.
Jacob said to Laban, “The time is up, and I want to marry Rachel now!” So Laban gave a big feast and invited the entire village. Now remember, this is the Nigerian-Cameroonian areas; particularly Nigeria.
Today, this is one of the hardest areas to live, in the amount of shenanigans and slick behavior pulled there (remember also, the author, Minister Koko is also a native Nigerian, so I’m not holding any punches, even for my own countrymen).
But that evening he brought Lea to Akobe, who’d been drunk and he married her and spent the night with her.
The next morning Jacob found out that he had married Lea, and he asked Laban, “Why did you do this to me? Didn’t I work to get Rachel? Why did you trick me?” Laban replied, “In our country, the older daughter must get married first.”
“After you spend this week with Lea, you may also marry Rachel. But you will have to work for me another seven years.” Many people would have slammed their father-in-law on his back by now, but Yakobe refrained. At the end of the week of celebration, Laban let Jacob marry Rachel, and he gave her a handmaid, Bilha. Jacob loved Rachel more than he did Lea, but he had to work another seven years for Laban.
This led the sisters into a serious contest of who could make Akobe love them more; the best love you could show a man, culturally speaking, in those parts of the woods, is to have his baby. The Great Spirit knew that Jacob loved Rachel more than he did Leah, and so he gave children to Leah, but not to Rachel, initially. Lea had Reuben, Simeon, Lewi, and Juda for Akobe.
What is important here is to fix in our mind that this baby-making of the sons of Akobe took place in West Africa, in the land of Shem (what we call Africa today).
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With all love and Spiritual regards