That same night he arose, and taking his two wives, his two maidservants, and his eleven children, he crossed the river of the Jabbok.
The oil flask that the Chashmonaim’s found centuries later was part of the same oil flasks that Yaakov went to retrieve.
There is an allusion to this in the words (Ch.32, vs.25) “va'yivaser Yaakov l'vado/ Yaakov was left alone.” The word L'vado can also be read as a contraction of 2 words: “Yaakov was left, le/to and ba'do/his bad.” A “bad” is an oil press. A reference to the oil of Chanukah.
(Yam HaTalmud in his introduction to Baba Kama, Shach, Megaleh Amukot on Parshiot Vayishlach & Vaetchanan 66, Shlah on Vayeshev in Torah Ohr 12)
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