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Genesis 29:18

29:18 Since Jacob had fallen in love with 1  Rachel, he said, “I’ll serve you seven years in exchange for your younger daughter Rachel.”

Genesis 30:20

30:20 Then Leah said, “God has given me a good gift. Now my husband will honor me because I have given him six sons.” So she named him Zebulun. 2 

Genesis 34:12

34:12 You can make the bride price and the gift I must bring very expensive, 3  and I’ll give 4  whatever you ask 5  of me. Just give me the young woman as my wife!”

1 tn Heb “Jacob loved.”

2 sn The name Zebulun (זְבֻלוּן, zevulun) apparently means “honor.” The name plays on the verb used in the statement made earlier in the verse. The Hebrew verb translated “will honor” and the name Zebulun derive from the same root.

3 tn Heb “Make very great upon me the bride price and gift.” The imperatives are used in a rhetorical manner. Shechem’s point is that he will pay the price, no matter how expensive it might be.

4 tn The cohortative expresses Shechem’s resolve to have Dinah as his wife.

5 tn Heb “say.”

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