God Loved You, As He Loved Jacob
Every week we find ourselves sitting in the office on a Friday morning, wanting to work, but instead, not being able to get last nights episode of Lost out of our heads long enough to do our employer’s evil bidding. So, we think, and we write. Well, this week I was given a link to a video that sheds quite a bit of light on the subject (Hat Tip: J-Clizz). Check it out.
If that evil employer of yours also blocks YouTube videos I’ll quickly give you the nut of the story. It’s another one of those old school training videos for yet another hatch. During this video, a rabbit is duplicated, or sent through space/time, and the scientist—who is actually outed in this video as an actor—tries to hide the two rabbits from each other, alla Back to the Future. This—like every week this season—furthers the time travelling theory even more (Last week it was the rocket launch and its 30 minute delay).
The really interesting part of the video is caught in the subliminal flashes [again, Hat Tip: J-Clizz]. There’s a quick flash on the screen that reads — “God loved you as Jacob.” That’s when the epiphany, no, when the vision came to me. It was like I was sitting in Sunday School all over again. Abraham begot Isaac, and Isaac begot Jacob. Remember that song gang? Father Abraham had many sons? I didn’t think so, you heathens.
If you were wondering whether or not J.J. Abrams has a God complex, well wonder no more. Guess what Father Abraham’s original name was before the interpretation from Hebrew? That’s right Lost
fans followers — Abrams. Damn you to hell for blasphemy J.J. Abrams.
At any rate, it gets even more interesting (or creepy, depending on your personal theology) when you do a little research on Jacob. You see, Jacob was not only Father Abraham’s grandson. He was not only the man that begot the 12 tribes of Israel, those who formed the bedrock of Judaism. He was also the guy who married a couple sisters by the name of Leah and Rachel.
Stay with me folks! Should I sing some hymns between the sermon? So, Leah, the woman Jacob didn’t really love all that much, was more of a consolation prize given to him after he tried to win the heart of Rachel by working for their father for the better part of a decade. He eventually married Rachel as well, but something went terribly awry. You see, Rachel was what you would call barren. For those of you living in Yulee, that means she couldn’t get pregnant or give birth.
All Lost fans know that there have been two major underlying themes throughout the Lost mythology. One being the pregnancy issues, the other being the daddy issues. Jacob and pregnancy issues — CHECK! Everyone on the island has either killed their dad, wants to, or wanted to. Low and behold, Jacob also had daddy issues. As the story goes, he wanted to get his father Isaac’s blessing, but that was reserved for Jacobs twin brother Esau, who was born seconds before his twin brother. By the way, blessing involved who got the family money.
So, Jacob deceived his father into thinking he was Esau, and received the blessing necessary to become a great and wealthy man. The name Jacob came to mean to deceive after these events transpired in the bible. Speaking of daddy issues, Jacob’s father Isaac was the child of Abraham, the same Abraham that God (his father!) instructed to sacrifice his son, Isaac. Jacob and daddy issues — DOUBLE CHECK!
So, now that we know who Jacob is, let’s figure out how he’s involved in this whole affair on the island. This is where it gets a little weird, so bare with me. Jacob, a very powerful and rich man during his time on Earth, so loved his wife Rachel, that he did something drastic. He created a secret organization (such as the Knight’s Templar) with one sole purpose — to pass down detailed instructions to each subsequent generation and aggressively work towards a solution to his “love” problem.
He assumed that one day mankind would devise a way to travel back in time. He also knew that Rachel’s barren womb could one day be cured as well. Once the obstacle of traversing time and infertility were overcome, they could come back and correct what God had failed to do. The organization has the time machine figured out, but I’m guessing are still having issues with the infertility.
I’m thinking that maybe the organization has been hijacked or infiltrated by nefarious people, intent on stopping Jacob’s one true believer, Ben, from carrying out Jacob’s task. Either that, or Ben’s dad was part of the plan and Ben’s mom was a guinea pig and now he’s attempting to stop the organization. Not sure which way is which. Regardless, no more need to watch Lost since I’ve figured it all out. Thank God that’s over. And by God, I mean J.J. Abrams.
[Editor’s Update: Homer Nods! Rachel eventually did have children after being barren almost her entire life. She gave birth to two boys in her old age after Jacob cursed God for not giving him children with her (I guess it’s finally been proven that the Internet can be wrong, crazy I know). Someone told me that Jacob fell mute for cursing God before having children. Anyone know anything about that?
So, thanks TWOTP for pointing that out, and the chapter in Genesis that it is found. So, let’s look at Genesis 35:18 she’s referring to.
And when her soul was departing for pain, and death was now at hand, she called the name of her son Benoni, that is, The son of my pain: but his father called him Benjamin, that is, The son of the right hand.
So, Rachel finally gave birth to a son and then soon after gave birth to a final son, which she died giving birth to. The name of this son? Ben!!!! Remember Ben’s mother? You know, the one that died during childbirth.
The plot thickens.]