Wells, Water & Women: Rebekah's Twelve Tribes
As a young woman, Rebekah leaves Haran (Iraq), her family and her cherished Grandma Milcah as a young woman. The long journey culminates in her betrothal to Izaak, son of Abraham - the tribe leader. She masters a new language, new traditions and new spiritual beliefs; yet retains her impetuous, decisive nature. As a mother of twin boys she can see their strengths and weaknesses. Machinations turn into justification as she is driven to deception in order to ensure the success of her new tribe.
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In Holit's estimation, she sees that Genesis came to the wrong conclusions! Young Rebekah said she would go and marry Izaak, she crosses from the Tigris-Euphrates to Canaan, marries Izaak, has twins and like all mothers, she decides which son will be blessed inspite of the tradition that the first-born should be; her so-called "deception" allows these twelve tribes of Israel to become a formidable Tribe. If those that follow the bible re-read the words and the deeds, they will see what is plainly printed - that Rebekah is the progenitor and founder of her Hebrew Tribe. The story allows you to enter those days on foot and stay close to a young girl who has made a very large decision on her own, which is unheard of of in her clan. The story is told in first person which allows us a peek into the machinations and goals of those ancient times.