Jacob’s Ladder

Jacob’s Ladder In the book of Genesis, Jacob dreams of a ladder set up on the earth with its top reaching the heavens. Upon this ladder, the angels of God ascended and descended, whilst at the very top the Lord stood proclaiming: "I am the Lord, the God of Abraham your father and the God of Isaac... and in you and your offspring shall all the families of the earth be blessed" (Gen 28:13-14). On waking up, Jacob erected a pillar and called the name of that place Bethel, meaning the house of God and the gateway of heaven (Gen 28:17). This [...]