Newest User Posted Comment on Genesis 30:3
In those days it was a custom for a woman to give her handmaid to her husband and claim the child as her own.
The Moffatt translation renders this verse as:

"There is my maid Bilhah! go into her, that her children may be mine, that I may get a family by means of her."

So, "she shall bear upon my knees" means that Bilhah will bear the child for her (Rachel).

- cody927 (4/21/2017 9:33:23 PM)