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I'm a Ph.D. candidate, studying software engineering. My research interests include Foundations of Cryptography and Computational Complexity Theory.

My Ph.D. thesis title is "Conceptual Analysis and Improvement of Zero-Knowledge Models."

You may contact me via GMail. My ID is msdousti.


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comment Isaac's Blessing of His Sons
At first, Isaac liked Esau over Jacob (because of the game!) But Esau proved very incompetent, and made the life of his parents bitter. Isaac is now motivated enough to give his bests to Jacob, but he didn't want to go directly against the tradition (or maybe the laws, or maybe he didn't want to show unkindness to Esau). So, he intentionally (or maybe unintentionally) sent out Esau, and now Rebekah played her role. And while Isaac had suspicion (or was sure), he used the opportunity and gave Jacob everything. This way, he could easily pretend innocent, in front of people, Easu, and even God!
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comment Isaac's Blessing of His Sons
So, all of these might be the tradition of those days, and not laws imposed by God. <*> The bitterness of life of Isaac & Rebekah is left out from the story. <*> Isaac has every reason for being suspicious: Jacob comes too soon, and his voice is different from that of Esau. <*> So, I developed a theory, which might or might not be consistent with Bible. It goes like this: (Cont'd)
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comment Isaac's Blessing of His Sons
+1. Very informative. I'd like to indicate several points: If you search the Genesis for "bless" from the beginning to this story, you'll find something interesting: All results are instances of God blessing something! The only exception is the blessing of Rebekah's family for here, when she's leaving (parting). So, we don't have any similar blessing, neither by Adam, nor by Noah, nor by Abraham, etc. Moreover, the idea of firstborn's double portion of the inheritance has never been mentioned before, and neither in this story. (Cont'd)
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comment Isaac's Blessing of His Sons
@JonEricson: Thank you very much for the encouragement. :)
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