Jacob Wrestles with the Angel (Discussion Questions)

Categories: Isaac and Rebekah, Jacob and Esau, Jacob

Read Genesis 32:21-32
  • If someone had threatened your life, how would you feel about seeing that person?
  • Do you think Jacob was worried about seeing Esau again?
  • What happened after Jacob sent his family over the brook? (Gen. 32:21-32)
  • Who is Jacob wrestling with?
  • What physically happens to Jacob? [thigh out of joint]
  • How much of this wrestling is a fight with his fears?
  • Does he prevail against the angel?
  • What does the wrestler give Jacob?
  • What is the significance of the name change? [change in nature]