Transcript for scene 5 of the video " Marriage on the Infinite Plain II: Children of Jacob" by Rolf Witzsche - Ice Age Ahead not Global Warming  

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The child Reuben

When Leah gives birth to her first child, and it was a son - sons were highly valued in an economy centered on manual labor - she utters with great joy, “now my husband will love me.” She names the child Reuben. The name can be interpreted as: "Behold a son." Indeed, wouldn’t everyone cheer for her? But was her bearing a child a gift of love, or was it a means for coercion? The naming suggests that it was for coercion.

Mary Baker Eddy gave Leah's intention a scolding assessment. Leah's motive was based on a delusion, an error in thinking that is focused on corporeality, sensuality, which are aspects related to mortality instead of divinity.


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