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34 [a]Meanwhile Rachel had taken the household images, put them inside the camel’s saddlebag, and seated herself upon them. When Laban had rummaged through her whole tent without finding them,(A)

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  1. 31:34 As in chap. 27, a younger child (Rachel) deceives her father to gain what belongs to him.

13 Michal took the teraphim[a] and laid it in the bed, putting a tangle of goat’s hair at its head and covering it with a blanket.(A)

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  1. 19:13 Teraphim: a life-sized image of a household god in human form; cf. also note on Gn 31:19. Elsewhere in the Deuteronomistic History, use of teraphim is condemned (15:23; 2 Kgs 23:24).

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