Genesis chapters 32-33 Star Chart: Clockwise from when "Jacob sent (Gemini) messengers before him to Esau his brother unto the land of Seir, the country of Edom" (32:3) in 1694 B.C. till he "took of that which came to his hand a present for Esau (Hercules) his brother ... goats ... rams ... camels ... bulls ... asses ... For he said, I will appease him with the present that goeth before me, and afterward I will (lunar eyes) see his (Hercules) face; peradventure he will accept of me" (32:13-20) is six days or 144° hours. From then till "Esau (Hercules) ran to meet him, and embraced him, and fell on his neck, and kissed him: and they (Gemini) wept" (33:4) (glistening stars rotate down) is three days or 72° hours more. From then till "Jacob journeyed to Succoth, and built him an house, and made (red radius) booths for his (Taurus) cattle: therefore the name of the place is called Succoth" is 144° days more in 1694 B.C.
"And Jacob came to Shalem, a city of Shechem, which is in the land of Canaan, when he came from Padanaram (Haran); and pitched his (red radius) tent before the city. And he bought a parcel of a field, where he had spread his (red radius) tent, at the hand of the (Gemini) children of Hamor, Shechem's father, for an hundred pieces of money. And he erected there an (Ara) altar, and called it EleloheIsrael" (33:18-20). If Genesis 33:18-20 occupied 7 YEARS, then Dinah and her brothers reach a reasonable age to fulfill the events of the following chapter. The constellation Ara indicates this conclusion since it is actually 7° YEARS further than the sun in Ophiuchus bringing us to 1687 B.C. Another indication of this SEVEN YEARS is that "he (Ophiuchus) passed over before them, and bowed himself to the ground SEVEN TIMES, until he came near to his (Sagittarius) brother" (33:3). That means SEVEN ROTATIONS and therefore SEVEN YEARS. The big red "Y" may stand for "Yacob" and 144 is the number of the children of God. Jacob's "thigh was out of joint, as he wrestled" (32:25) due to a scorpion sting apparently. The word for “wrestled,” yêâbêk, is very possibly intended to be a play on the name of the river Jabbok as if it meant “twisting.”
"I took your birthright and blessing Esau. Now you take my blessing. You were made my servant. Now I am showing you that I am your servant."
As a review, Abraham was 75 when he entered Canaan (Gen. 12:4) in 1876 B.C. -- 430 years before Israel's exodus from Egypt in 1446 B.C. (Ex. 12:40-41). He received the covenant at this time, making it year zero in the calculation. Isaac was born 25 years later when Abraham was 100 (Gen. 21:5) in 1851 B.C. Isaac was age 60 when Jacob was born (Gen. 25:26) in 1791 B.C. When Jacob was 130, he entered Egypt (Gen. 47:28) in the second year of the famine (45:6) when Joseph was 39 in 1661 B.C. Therefore "Joseph was thirty years old when he stood before Pharaoh" (41:46) in 1670 B.C. at the beginning of the seven years of plenty. "Two full years" before that, the butler-baker incident occurred in 1672 B.C. (41:1). Joseph was "seventeen years old" (37:2) in 1683 B.C. when he was sold into Egypt. Furthermore, Joseph was born in 1700 B.C. when God "opened her (Rachel's) womb" (29:22) and Jacob was age 91. This means that fourteen years before that (29:27-30), Jacob travelled to Padan-Aram in 1714 B.C. when he was 77 (28:1-2). Adding "twenty years" with Laban (31:41) + 7 years when Jacob "erected there an altar" in Shekem (33:18-20) + about one year till "Isaac ... died" (35:27) makes Jacob 105 years old in 1686 when Isaac died at 165 (105 + 60 = 165). In order for Isaac to be 180 when he died (35:28), we must find a gap of 15 years in the chronology somewhere between 31:41 and 35:28. Adding together 25 + 60 + 130 = 215 years sojourning outside Egypt. With the other 215 years inside Egypt, we can construct the 430-year period till 1446 B.C. (see also Josephus' Antiquities 2:15:2). The Exodus in 1446 B.C. was 430 years after Abraham entered Canaan in 1876 B.C. "Now the sojourning (in Canaan and Egypt -- 215 years each) of the children of Israel (which here includes Abraham, Isaac and Jacob -- see footnotes in both the Companion Bible and Jerusalem Bible), who dwelt in Egypt, was four hundred and thirty years. And it came to pass at the end of the four hundred and thirty years, even the selfsame day it came to pass, that all the hosts of the Lord went out from the land of Egypt" (Ex.12:40-41). Josephus says the same thing: "They left Egypt ... on the fifteenth day of the lunar month (Num. 33:3), four hundred and thirty years after our forefather Abraham came into Canaan" (Ant.2:15:2). Both the Samaritan Pentateuch and Septuagint add "and in Canaan" in verse 40. The Septuagint, quoted by Paul in Galatians, says "the sojourning of the sons of Israel who dwelt in the land of Egypt and Canaan was 430 years" because they dwelt in Canaan before they dwelt in Egypt.
I Will Appease Him With the Present
that Goes Before Me
32:1 And Jacob (Ophiuchus) went on his way, and the angels of God met him.
2 And when Jacob (Ophiuchus) (lunar eyes) saw them (Gemini), he said, This is God's host: and he called the name of that place Mahanaim ("Two Camps")
3 And Jacob (Ophiuchus) sent (Gemini) messengers before him to Esau (Hercules) his brother unto the land of Seir, the country of Edom.
4 And he commanded them, saying, Thus shall ye (red radius) speak unto my lord Esau (Hercules); Thy servant Jacob (Ophiuchus) saith thus, I have sojourned with Laban, and stayed there until now:
5 And I have (Taurus) oxen, and asses, (Aries) flocks, and (Gemini) menservants, and (Gemini) womenservants: and I have sent to tell my lord (Hercules), that I may find grace in thy (lunar eyes) sight.
6 And the (Gemini) messengers returned to Jacob (Ophiuchus), saying, We came to thy brother Esau (Hercules), and also he cometh to meet thee, and four hundred (Gemini) men with him.
7 Then Jacob (Ophiuchus) was greatly afraid and distressed: and he (red radius "Y") divided the (Gemini) people that was with him, and the (Aries) flocks, and (Taurus) herds, and the (Taurus) camels, into two (red radius) bands;
8 And said, If Esau (Hercules) come to the one company, and (Perseus) (red radius) smite it, then the other company which is left shall escape.
9 And Jacob (Ophiuchus) said, O God of my father Abraham, and God of my father Isaac, the Lord which saidst unto me, Return unto thy country, and to thy kindred, and I will deal well with thee:
10 I am not worthy of the least of all the mercies, and of all the truth, which thou hast shewed unto thy servant; for with my (red radius) staff I passed over this (Milky Way) Jordan; and now I am become two (red radius "Y") bands.
11 Deliver me, I pray thee, from the hand of my brother, from the hand of Esau (Hercules): for I fear him, lest he will come and (Perseus) smite me, and the mother with the (Gemini) children.
12 And thou saidst, I will surely do thee good, and make thy seed as the sand of the sea, which cannot be numbered for multitude.
13 And he lodged there that same night; and took of that which came to his hand a present for Esau (Hercules) his brother;
"A man's gift makes room for him And brings him before great men" (Prov. 18:16).
14 Two hundred (Taurus) she goats, and twenty (Taurus) he goats, two hundred (Aries) ewes, and twenty (Aries) rams,
15 Thirty (Taurus) milch camels with their (Aries) colts, forty (Taurus) kine, and ten (Taurus) bulls, twenty (Aries) she asses, and ten (Aries) foals.
16 And he delivered them into the hand of his (Gemini) servants, every drove by themselves; and said unto his (Gemini) servants, Pass over before me, and put a space betwixt drove and drove.
17 And he commanded the foremost, saying, When Esau (Hercules) my brother meeteth thee, and asketh thee, saying, Whose art thou? and whither goest thou? and whose are these before thee?
18 Then thou shalt say, They be thy servant Jacob's (Ophiuchus); it is a present sent unto my lord Esau (Hercules): and, behold, also he is behind us.
19 And so commanded he the second (red radius line), and the third (red radius line), and all that followed the droves, saying, On this manner shall ye speak unto Esau (Hercules), when ye find him.
20 And say ye moreover, Behold, thy servant Jacob (Ophiuchus) is behind us. For he said, I will appease him (cover his face) with the present that goeth before me, and afterward I will see his (Hercules) face; peradventure he will accept of me.
21 So went the present over before him: and himself lodged that night in the company.
22 And he rose up that night, and took his two (Gemini) wives, and his two (Gemini) womenservants, and his eleven (Gemini) sons, and passed over the (Milky Way) ford Jabbok.
23 And he took them, and sent them over the (Milky Way) brook, and sent over that he had.
24 And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day.
The word for “wrestled,” yêâbêk, is very possibly intended to be a play on the name of the river Jabbok as if it meant “twisting.”
25 And when he saw that he prevailed not against him, he (red radius) touched the hollow of his thigh; and the hollow of Jacob's thigh was out of joint, as he wrestled with him.
26 And he said, Let me go, for the day breaketh. And he said, I will not let thee go, except thou bless me.
27 And he said unto him, What is thy name? And he said, Jacob.
28 And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with God (Hercules) and with (Gemini) men, and hast prevailed.
29 And Jacob asked him, and said, Tell me, I pray thee, thy name. And he said, Wherefore is it that thou dost ask after my name? And he blessed him there.
30 And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: for I have seen God face to face (Ophiuchus facing Hercules), and my life is preserved.
31 And as he passed over Penuel the sun rose upon him (sun on red radius horizon line), and he halted upon his thigh.
32 Therefore the (Gemini) children of Israel eat not of the sinew which shrank, which is upon the hollow of the thigh, unto this day: because he touched the hollow of Jacob's thigh in the sinew that shrank.
33:1 And Jacob (Ophiuchus) lifted up his eyes, and looked, and, behold, Esau (Hercules) came, and with him four hundred (Gemini) men. And he divided the children unto Leah, and unto Rachel, and unto the two (Gemini) handmaids.
2 And he put the (Gemini) handmaids and their (Gemini) children foremost, and Leah and her (Gemini) children after, and Rachel and Joseph (Gemini) hindermost.
3 And he (Ophiuchus) passed over before them, and bowed himself to the ground seven times, until he came near to his brother.
4 And Esau (Hercules) ran to meet him, and embraced him, and fell on his neck, and (red radius) kissed him: and they wept (glistening stars rotating down the horizon).
5 And he lifted up his eyes, and saw the (Gemini) women and the (Gemini) children; and said, Who are those with thee? And he said, The (Gemini) children which God hath graciously given thy servant (Ophiuchus).
6 Then the (Gemini) handmaidens came near, they and their (Gemini) children, and they bowed themselves.
7 And Leah also with her (Gemini) children came near, and bowed themselves: and after came Joseph near and Rachel, and they bowed themselves.
8 And he (Hercules) said, What meanest thou by all this (Taurus-Aries) drove which I met? And he (Ophiuchus) said, These are to find grace in the sight of my lord.
9 And Esau (Hercules) said, I have enough, my brother; keep that thou hast unto thyself.
10 And Jacob (Ophiuchus) said, Nay, I pray thee, if now I have found grace in thy sight, then receive my present at my hand: for therefore I have seen thy face, as though I had seen the face of God, and thou wast pleased with me.
11 Take, I pray thee, my blessing that is brought to thee; because God hath dealt graciously with me, and because I have enough. And he urged him, and he took it.
I took your birthright and blessing Esau. Now you take mine. You were made my servant, now I call myself your servant. When Jacob gave such generous gifts, it was his way of saying to Esau he was sorry and when Esau accepted the gifts, it was his way of accepting Jacob and saying he was forgiven.
12 And he said, Let us take our journey, and let us go, and I will go before thee.
13 And he said unto him, My lord (Hercules) knoweth that the (Gemini) children are tender, and the (Aries) flocks and (Taurus) herds with young are with me: and if (Gemini) men should overdrive them one day, all the flock will die.
14 Let my lord, I pray thee, pass over before his servant: and I will lead on softly, according as the (Taurus) cattle that goeth before me and the (Gemini) children be able to endure, until I come unto my lord unto Seir.
15 And Esau said, Let me now leave with thee some of the (Gemini) folk that are with me. And he said, What needeth it? let me find grace in the sight of my lord.
16 So Esau returned that day on his way unto Seir.
17 And Jacob journeyed to Succoth, and built him an (red radius) house, and made (red radius) booths for his (Taurus) cattle: therefore the name of the place is called Succoth.
18 And Jacob came to Shalem, a city of Shechem, which is in the land of Canaan, when he came from Padanaram; and pitched his (red radius) tent before the city.
19 And he bought a parcel of a field, where he had spread his (red radius) tent, at the hand of the (Genesis) children of Hamor, Shechem's father, for an hundred pieces of money.
20 And he erected there an altar, and called it EleloheIsrael.