Jacob refuses. He recognizes this man has supernatural power.
Except Thou Bless Me
In fact, he seems to understand this is God or a representative of Him. Jacob insists that the man bless him.
This request sets up one of the most profound moments of symbolism in the entire Old Testament. Jacob's history and personality are key to understanding this passage. His past is littered with incidents of deception and disguise Genesis —23; — He is known to be a liar and deceiver Genesis His most famous scam was impersonating his brother in order to trick his father into giving him a blessing Genesis — All of this plays into the critical moment described in the next verse.
Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. Carol Stream, Illinois The Christian Standard Bible. She's also Tom's former mistress; he broke it off about five years ago. She's willing, a bit grudgingly, to dance with him, but cuts short his attempts to probe her emotionally.
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Tom and Lou leave the party, but not before Tom learns that Maggie has, indeed, bestowed a kind of blessing. They're diligent about finding and linking to Updike news and commentary on the web. Previous blog entries in this series titles with a double asterisk would go in my hypothetical Best of John Updike collection :.
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