Transcript for scene 17 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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Mysticism of the fabled mandrake

However, the writer of the Jacob story was evidently also aware that great discipline is required to maintain this high-level state, and also that such a state is rarely maintained in society. Thus the writer lets his story collapse too, at this point. He starts the collapse with the aid of the mysticism of the fabled mandrake plant, which is said to aid conception. Leah's son Reuben finds mandrakes in the field. Rachel wants some, and offers Leah a night with Jacob in trade. On this basis they both conceive.

 

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