2014 Israel S2NS PF 70 UC- Jacob'sby Ricardo W. Precious Metals Dealer & Networker
The famous dream of a ladder connecting heaven and earth has and will always be taught in synagogues and churches around the world. Now, this Biblical story has come to life in the form of a coin. Recommended Features
- The 19th Coin in the Biblical Art Series
- .999 Pure silver
- 2,800 Mintage
- Pefrect Grade!
- Only 14 in population with a PF70!
Review on 2014 Israel S2NS PF 70 UC- Jacob'sThe Story of Jacob
The story of Jacob is a little more complicated than most people know. Jacob fled northwards from Beer Sheba (south of Israel) to his Uncle Laban in Haran (Syria today) fearing his twin brother, Esau. The reason for this fear is that Jacob had his brother's birth right sold to him for food and then posed as him to claim the firstborn blessing from their father, Isaac. The other reason he left is because his father and mother told him to go find a wife from his own kindred. Since these events weighed heavily on his life, he departed from his family with nothing but the clothes on his back.
Tired and weary, he stopped to lay down to sleep; resting his head on the stones of the ground. In a dream, he sees a ladder reaching from the earth up to heaven, with angels ascending and descending. On the top of the ladder was The LORD, Who said to Jacob that He is The God of Abraham and The God of Isaac. And according to tradition, the foot of the ladder stood on Mount Moriah in Jerusalem, where the Holy Temple would one day be built.
The LORD speaks to him in this dream and reminds him of the promises He made to his father, Isaac and grandfather, Abraham. Why? Because Jacob is to continue the dynasty of Abraham and follow in his footsteps. The LORD promises to guard Jacob constantly until he returns to the Land of Israel. And He also promises never to leave him throughout his journey to the Promised Land.
Jacob then awakens from the dream, very afraid saying "...this is none other but the house of God and this is the gate of heaven (Genesis 28:1-17). After the dream, his journey begins by working for his Uncle Laban for 14 years as a servant. And after many wives and children, he finally received the blessing from God and was able to leave with more than he started with.
Although there are many interpretations of Jacob's dream and its significance to modern day life, the interpretation I heard this year was very intriguing. The ladder represents The Messiah, Yeshua connecting God and man one day in the land of Israel. And the angels are bringing the blessings from God in heaven to man on earth. So cool...
Again, there are different interpretations of this dream, but they all have one meaning: There is always an open heaven connecting man to God...
Design: David Harel
Obverse: The Face Value, Israel State Emblem, "Israel" in English, Hebrew and Arabic, Mint Year and Mint Mark, a decoration symbolizing the ladder in Jacob's dream.
Reverse: A representation of Jacob's dream - Jacob dreaming and the ladder with the angels ascending and descending.
Graded by: NGC
Total Graded in 70: 14 as of 2/15/15
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