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Re: Between a rock and a hard place

Posted by RRC on April 05, 2007

In Reply to: Re: Between a rock and a hard place posted by Bob on April 05, 2007

: : I believe that the phrase,"between a rock and a hard place" actually originates in scripture when Jacob is sleeping on a rock while wrestling with the Angel of the Lord and going to meet Esau, his brother, the next day who might kill him.

: Two small problems: the scripture you reference was not written in English, and I'm having trouble with the concept of sleeping while wrestling.

The sleeping on a rock (in Genesis 28) and the wrestling (in Genesis 32) are two different occasions over 14 years apart.