The Lives of the Prophets Isaac & Jacob in Riffi Tamazight (Tarifit)

Listen to a selection of verses from the Book of Genesis 25-35 about the lives of the prophets Isaac and Jacob translated into the Riffi Tamazight language of Morocco (Tarifit).

Here is the passage about an encounter between the prophet Jacob and an angel of the Lord, from Genesis 32:22-28: The same night he arose and took his two wives, his two female servants, and his eleven children, and crossed the ford of the Jabbok. He took them and sent them across the stream, and everything else that he had. And Jacob was left alone. And a man wrestled with him until the breaking of the day. When the man saw that he did not prevail against Jacob, he touched his hip socket, and Jacob's hip was put out of joint as he wrestled with him. Then he said, “Let me go, for the day has broken.”

But Jacob said, “I will not let you go unless you bless me.”

And he said to him, “What is your name?”

And he said, “Jacob.”

Then he said, “Your name shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel, for you have striven with God and with men, and have prevailed.” (ESV 2001)