Between a rock and a hard place
Posted by RRC on April 05, 2007
In Reply to: 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.