Screenplay ~~- The Baby-Making War

Jacob Sees The Stairway To Heaven

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Jacob travels out from Beer-sheba [Well-Of-The-Seven], migrating northeast toward [parched] Haran.

Jacob rests at on a hill.

The sun sets, so he lies down.

Uncomfortable, he picks up stones from that hill. He and puts them [under his head as] pillows. He lays down [on the hill] to sleep.


INT. DREAMSCAPE - NIGHT

In a dream, Jacob sees a stairway resting on the earth.
The top of the ladder reaches to heaven.
[Jacob] sees the angels of Elohim ascending and descending on the ladder.

Suddenly (an angel representing) Yahweh stands there next to Jacob, beneath the stairway to heaven.

YAHWEH'S ANGEL
Jacob, I am Yahweh, Elohim of Abraham your father, and Elohim of Isaac.
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YAHWEH'S ANGEL
I will give you, and your seed-children, the land on which you are laying.
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YAHWEH'S ANGEL
Your seed-children shall be as [numerous as] the dust of the earth...

YAHWEH'S ANGEL
and you[r nation] shall spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south.
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YAHWEH'S ANGEL
Through you and through your seed, I come to bless all the families of the earth!
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YAHWEH'S ANGEL
You watch: I stick with you.
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YAHWEH'S ANGEL
I guard you in every place, wherever you go.

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YAHWEH'S ANGEL
I will bring you back into this land, for I never leave you.

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YAHWEH'S ANGEL
I will do that which I have promised to you.

Jacob wakes from his sleep, shaking his head in shock exclaiming,

JACOB
Yahweh actually lives in this place! I didn't realize it!

Jacob [shakes,] afraid.

JACOB
(cries)
How dreadful is this place! This is none other than the house of Elohim! This is the gate of heaven!

DISSOLVE TO:


EXT. WELL OF SEVEN - DAY

Jacob jumps up early in the morning.
He takes the stone (that he had used for his pillow).
He sets it up as a pillar [marking the spot of the supernatural vision].
He pours [sacred] oil upon the top of it.

JACOB
(shouts, echoes)
This is the Stairway to heaven, the house of Elohim!!

JACOB
(shouts to sky)
If Elohim will be with me, and will keep me in this road that I am traveling, and will give me bread to eat, and clothing to wear,

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JACOB (O.S.)
(over journey)
-- so that I come again to my father's house in peace -- then Yahweh will be my Elohim:

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JACOB (O.S.)
(over journey)
And this stone, which I set for a pillar, shall [mark the location of] Elohim's house.
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JACOB (O.S.)
(over journey)
And [Yahweh,] of all that you shall give me, I will faithfully return 1/10th to you.

YAHWEH'S ANGEL (O.S.)
Just one-tenth? You cheat me like you cheated your brother!