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The motif Jacob's ladder in Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tales and stories
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The motif Jacob's ladder in Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tales and stories

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Description of this motif:

The Jacob's ladder is a ladder, Jacob sees in a dream, cf. Genesis 28.10-15. Angels walk up and down the ladder, and God comes down to Jacob and promises him his support.

Jacob is the youngest among the patriarchs, son of Isaac and Rebecca, twin brother of Esau. Jacob's 12 sons were the eponymous progenitors of the 12 tribes of Israel. Jacob was given the surname Israel, because he fought God and won (cf. Genesis 32).

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