The story of "Abraham" concludes. This marked the 7th time the BOYS' LIFE series would cover this material. As before, the stories of "Isaac, Jacob and Esau" (6th version), and "Joseph" (8th version) follow.
I've read this before, but this time I got thinking... Rebekah was "the daughter of Bethuel, who was the son of Milcah (who was the wife of Abraham's brother Nahor)." Let me backtrack this. Abraham's brother was Nahor; he married Milcah (who then became Abraham's sister-in-law); HER son was Bethuel (Abraham's nephew), HIS daughter was Rebekah (Abraham's-- what-- grand-niece?). So, Rebekah was either Isaac's 2nd cousin, or, merely 2nd cousin BY MARRIAGE, depending on if Bethuel was ALSO Nahor's son, or if he was Milcah's son from a previous marriage.
You can see one reason why churches prefer marriages to be for life; it makes things LESS confusing for everybody!!!
The trend of REUSED text and NEW art continues. If you click "Open Link In New Window" for each pair, you can flip between them and compare.
January 1996 with January 1986
(I MUCH prefer the 1986 version of this episode)
February 1996 with Feruary 1986
March 1996 with March 1986
April 1996 with April 1986
May 1996 with May 1986
June 1996 with June 1986
July 1996 with July 1986
August 1996 with August 1986 (note how similar these two are!)
September 1996 with September 1986 (note how similar these two are!!)
October 1996 with October 1986 (note how similar these two are!!!)
December 1996 with November 1986
(Finally, different drawing but similar layout.)
Story by (??) / Art by FRANK BOLLE
BOYS' LIFE / January 1996
BOYS' LIFE / December 1996
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Restorations by Henry Kujawa
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