SBL International Meeting in Seoul
Second, a Korean professor spoke on Jacob's experience of God also on Gen 28 and he applied it to Korean society being of an anxious and distorted personality very much like Jacob's. I was blessed by the former talk and the Haifa professor mentioned several times how for Jacob ascending means returning to the land of promise and descending means going into a foreign country and its idolatrous worship and wickedness. For the past 2 weeks I have been in three countries, Singapore, Sabah and now South Korea. But my heart is in the land of my birth, my land of promise though what will happen when I return is much to be determined, whether I stay or whether I go, ascending or descending. Perhaps I need a dream like Jacob's.