Genesis 31

22 Mar

Interesting piece of feminine history in Genesis 31
Genesis 31:35 Rachel said to her father “Don’t be angry my lord that I cannot stand up in your presence, I am having my period.
Lahon seems to accept Rachel’s explanation of physical discomfort from her period as a reason to remain seated. Whether she is suffering or lying is not sure. Her excuse does however prevent the discovery of her theft of her Fathers household goods. (gosh the only hing it got me out of was aerobics in high school .. lol)
Later the law specifies that a woman as well as anything she sits on is ceremonially unclean during her period. (Leviticus 15:19-23)
I remember my pastor also sharing that in old testament times each month a woman must release a dove to receive her cleanliness and purity back after her menstrual cycle.

The Always logo makes sense now. 🙂

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