In Genesis, Jacob wrestles with God, or an angel. Or was it a random person? When we talked about it in class we concluded that it could have been just a dream, since the "man" said, "let me go , for dawn is breaking." The dream world seems to be a sacred place, and like we talked about in class, it could be a way of God taking a backseat in the human world instead of talking to people directly like he did before.
What I would like to question is whether this was specific to Abraham's bloodline. In Genesis, we follow his bloodline and watch as they prosper and carry out God's will. However, the Baker, cup bearer and the Pharaoh all had divine dreams as well. Was this because they were to encounter Joseph that they had these dreams or would they have had it anyway?
What this made me question is whether, as a historical text, this was one of the recordings of what happened chronologically for this family, but did other people have devine dreams as well during this time period. Would this have happened for a few people or just the people who were in the bible because they were required to. It reminded me of the line mentioned in classalong the lines of what wasn't mentioned in the bible that makes it more interesting.