Week 8 Vayishlach

Torah Portion Week 8 – Vayishlach “and he sent”

Gen 32:3 – 36:43

Ya’acov wrestles with Elohim, Reconciles with Esau,

Incident at Sheckem with Dinah and the death of Rachel

Targums: https://parableofthevineyard.com/wp-content/uploads/Torah-Targums-Genesis-Through-33.pdf




32:6 – Read what happened before this: Jasher 31:64-77 https://sacred-texts.com/chr/apo/jasher/31.htm


32:7-12 – Turning the fear over to Yah who delivers. (Hezekiah, Jehosephat, Elisha, Samuel Gideon etc…)

  • Faith and preparation.


32:21 – Jasher 32:1-26


Targum reads: “And Jakob was greatly afraid, because for twenty years he had not been mindful of the glory of his father: and he had anxiety; and he divided the people who were with him, the sheep,”

“Deliver me I pray, from the hand of my elder brother, from the hand of Esau, for I fear him: for he hath been mindful of the glory of his father; lest he come and smite the mother with the children.”


32:28 – 32 – Read Targums :25-27




33:4 – Why he was so friendly! Jasher 32:27-40


Targums: “And he raised there an altar, and there he gave the tithes which he had set apart of all that he had before God, the God of Israel”



Sheckem and Dinah


Jasher 33-34:37


Testament of Levi 2:1 – 3:12 https://sacred-texts.com/bib/fbe/fbe273.htm







35:2-4 – Targums 35 – paragraph 1-2


35:5 – Jasher 34:38-35:25 (read 35 if short on time)


35:8 – Oak of weeping


35:22 – Reuben lays with Bilhah:
Testament of Reuben 1:1 – 2:12 https://sacred-texts.com/bib/fbe/fbe267.htm





36:11 – Kenaz: https://www.blueletterbible.org/lang/Lexicon/Lexicon.cfm?strongs=H7073&t=KJV


Kenezite: https://www.blueletterbible.org/search/search.cfm?Criteria=Save+Caleb+the+son+of+Jephunneh+the+Kenezite%2C+and+Joshua+the+son+of+Nun%3A+for+they+have+wholly+followed+the+LORD%2E&t=KJV&ss=1#s=s_primary_0_1


Job’s lineage: https://classic.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Genesis+36%3A2-4%2C+17%2C+33-34%2C&version=KJV


Targums: “and the sons of Eliphaz were Teman Omar, Zephu, and Gaatam, and Kenaz, and Timna. And Timna was the concubine of Eliphaz bar Esau, and she bare to Eliphaz Amalek. He is Eliphaz the companion of Job”


36:24 – Mules in the wilderness



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