In 2008, after a rift with Laban, he disappeared to the empty expanse of Greenland.
Akkari and Laban had long been disaffected with life in Denmark, a country they saw as louche and irreligious.
And Laban answered: it is better yt I geue her the/ than to another man: byde therfore with me.
She wondered how Laban felt about it, but it was not likely that she would ever know.
And it came to pass that in the morning, behold, it was Leah: and he said to Laban, What is this thou hast done unto me?
The ten years of Laban service was not without its compensation.
He sat on the doorstep thinking about it until his Uncle Laban came down and crossly ordered him to go to bed.
Then Jacob said to Laban, "Give me my wife, for my time is up, and let me marry her."
The captain's question was kindly asked, but there was, or so Laban imagined, the faintest trace of sarcasm in its tone.
He also saw that Laban did not act toward him the same as before.