Genesis 31.23 – Incidental usage of seven

As we have said before (Genesis 11.21, 26; 12.4 – Ages), simply because the number seven appears in a biblical passage that does not mean there is something to it, for it may only be an incidental occurrence, and such is the case with the next appearance of seven,

“Then he took his brethren with him and pursued him for seven days’ journey, and he overtook him in the mountains of Gilead” (Genesis 31.23).

Did God somehow make it so that there was seven days’ journey between Laban and Jacob? If so, I cannot see it at the present, but if you think you see something, by means comment; otherwise, in my judgment this is simply showing how far Jacob was able to get away from his father-in-law/uncle.


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