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Jacob set up a standing-stone in the place where he spoke with him, a pillar of stone. He poured out a drink offering on it and poured oil on it. Bible

“set up a standing-stone.” This is the third standing-stone that Jacob erected. His first was a small one at Bethel (Gen. 28:18.) His second was when he made a covenant with Laban (Gen. 31:45). Now his third he erects back in Bethel, and although the Bible does not describe it, it almost certainly would have been larger than the first one he erected there. He erected a fouth standing-stone over Rachel’s grave, no doubt as a memorial for her (Gen. 35:20). [For more on standing-stones, see commentary on Gen. 28:18].


Commentary for: Genesis 35:14