The eighth section of the Book of Genesis chronicles the patriarch Jacob’s challenges as he returns to the Land of Israel after concluding his stay in Aram. It opens as he hears that his grudge-bearing brother Esau is on his way to confront him. Jacob sends (Vayishlach, “he sent” in Hebrew) a diplomatic entourage to meet Esau. After neutralizing the threat from Esau, Jacob has to respond to his daughter Dinah’s abduction and violation by the local populace. After this, his wife Rachel dies in childbirth. The narrative then concludes its account of Jacob’s father Isaac and his brother Esau, preparing to continue with the chronicle of Jacob in the next section.