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Genesis Archetype Essay I found in my reading of Genesis that a common motif was the constant incest that happened between the families of Gods people God was often stuck in the middle of these problems that came about from children sleeping with their parents or a man marrying two sisters or an entire town that was full of evil sodomizing sinners But most of the tim e He didnt even care and just sat by and watched fathers spawn children from children Although this behavior is seen much less frequently in society today you can often find it on the Jerry Springer Show It may the most impious thing to say but Gods relationship with his incestuous people is much like Jerry relationship with guests of his show making Jerry a modern day counterpart of God Jerry runs a week of shows called Keep it in the family week Some possible guests for this series could be easily found in the first book of the Bible It too bad Jerrys producers cant hang up the phone and grab a time machine because he would end up with the best week of trash TV ever made For instance when Isaac sends his son Jacob to fetch a wife he sends him to his mothers brothers house to find a wife with the children of his uncle So Jacob takes off for his Uncle Labans house and takes both his cousin Leah and his cousin Rachel as his wives not to even mention their slave girls which he sleeps with as well Talk about a dysfunctional family Because Jacob doesnt love Leah he neglects her and favors his second wife Rachel Leah asks God to judge the situation and bring justice just like a guest would plea to Jerry to reason the situation God makes Leah fruitful and Rachel barren so that Jacob will favor Leah over his other wife While Jerry may not
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