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The matter began before what you are describing. When the twins were in her womb, before birth, they struggled together. Rebekah enquired of the Lord, why was it so ? The answer was 'The elder shall serve the younger'. And the children struggled together within her; and she said, If it be so, why am I thus? And she went to enquire of the LORD. Genesis 25:...


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Why Rebekah wants Jacob to get Esau’s blessing? Let us firstly look at what Scriptures say about the subject. Esau could not have held his birthright in high esteem, for he traded it for a bowl of stew. 24 When her days to give birth were completed, behold, there were twins in her womb. 25 The first came out red, all his body like a hairy cloak, so they ...


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That Esau held murderous, revengeful intentions is stated explicitly: Gen 27:41 - Esau held a grudge against Jacob because of the blessing his father had given him. And Esau said in his heart, “The days of mourning for my father are at hand; then I will kill my brother Jacob.” Because Rebekah knew this she sent Jacob away to her brother's (Laban's) family. ...


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Rebekah knew his son Esau's behavior and predicted his anger would subside: Genesis 27:42 When Rebekah was told what her older son Esau had said, she sent for her younger son Jacob and said to him, “Your brother Esau is planning to avenge himself by killing you. 43Now then, my son, do what I say: Flee at once to my brother Laban in Harran. 44Stay with him ...


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I think that this is supposed to be an illustration of his character. He respects his parents only in a shallow way. Another such case is when Esau plans on killing Jacob as soon as his father dies (Genesis 27:41). He respects his father enough not to kill Jacob in his lifetime, but seemingly doesn't care that killing Jacob as soon as Isaac dies would also ...


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The answer to this I think can be found in Obadiah chapter 1: Because of the violence against your brother Jacob, you will be covered with shame; you will be destroyed forever. 11 On the day you stood aloof while strangers carried off his wealth and foreigners entered his gates and cast lots for Jerusalem, you were like one of them. 12 You should not gloat ...


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[Rom 9:14-18] What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God? God forbid. For he saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion. So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that hath mercy. For the scripture saith unto Pharaoh, For this very purpose did I ...


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There is a lot of material out of chronological sequence in much of Genesis, put particularly the last half. Note the following: Isaac born to Abraham when he was 100 yeas old. Gen 21:1-5 Abraham goes to sacrifice Isaac at an unspecified time, Gen 22 Sarah dies at age 127 (Gen 23:1), Abraham is 137, Isaac is 37. Isaac marries Rebekah Gen 24, at age 40, ...


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Jacob was a smooth man, a plain man dwelling in tents. Esau was a hairy man, a hunter, a man of the field. And the boys grew: and Esau was a cunning hunter, a man of the field; and Jacob was a plain man, dwelling in tents. [Genesis 25:27 KJV] And Jacob said to Rebekah his mother, Behold, Esau my brother is a hairy man, and I am a smooth man: [Genesis 27:...


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Genesis 25:29 Once when Jacob was cooking some stew, Esau came in from the open country, famished. 30He said to Jacob, “Quick, let me have some of that red stew! I’m famished!” Esau was impatient and wanted things immediately: I'm so hungry I could eat a horse. He let his appetite rule his brain. 31 Jacob replied, “First sell me your birthright.” 32“Look, ...


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The key to understanding Obad 5 is Obad 6 & 7. V5 “If thieves came to you, if robbers by night— oh, how you will be ruined— would they not steal only what they wanted? If grape gatherers came to you, would they not leave some gleanings? V6 But how Esau will be pillaged, his hidden treasures sought out! V7 All the men allied with ...


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Did Genesis 36 happen before Genesis 32? Probably not. At the time of Genesis 32:3, he had already acquired some properties in Seir and he was physically there, so the messenger went there. His main possession was still in Canaan as we see later on in Genesis 36:6 Then Esau took his wives, his sons, his daughters, and all his household, and his livestock ...


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Esau had three wives, that Wikipedia excerpt you share is correct (Judith, Mahalath, Adah). Oholibamah and Judith were the same woman. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aholibamah Aholibamah (a descendant of Ishmael) was the daughter of Anah of Zibeon the Hivite. Her maternal grandfather was Zibeon the Hivite son of Seir the Horite.[3] She was one of two ...


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The Blessing and the Birthright are two different things. The Blessing includes the promise of power and of a future Messiah: The scepter shall not depart from Judah, Nor a lawgiver from between his feet, Until Shiloh comes; And to Him shall be the obedience of the people. — Genesis 49:10 This Blessing was given unconditionally, from God to Abraham to ...


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Genesis 9:18 The sons of Noah who came out of the ark were Shem, Ham and Japheth. (Ham was the father of Canaan.) Later, Noah cursed Canaan but blessed both Shem and Japheth. His blessings were not exclusively for the firstborn. Genesis 25:28 Isaac, who had a taste for wild game, loved Esau, but Rebekah loved Jacob. Isaac loved Esau so much that he wanted ...


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The formal blessing of the birthright (usually the oldest son) had several functions: The birthright blessing came with a double portion of inherited land (Gen 48:22, Deut 21:17) The birthright also came with the acknowledgement that this (usually eldest) son would become the priest of the family The birthright also came with the acknowledgement that is son ...


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It is certain that not every conversation between these people has been recorded in the Bible. Only a brief summary of the story is told with the important points. However, the following is clear. Esau had already married at least two women who were not of Isaac's faith as recorded in the OP (Gen 27:46). Rebekah loved Jacob (more than she love Esau) and ...


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The front of my neck, if not shaved, is covered with beard. I don't think I'm alone in this: The back side of my neck is relatively smooth. I don't think I'm alone in this However, many men, and women, grow abundant hair there. So I think that Jacob's "smooth part of the neck" should be understood to be his nape.


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A few observations can be made: "love" and "hate" appear to be covenant terms. A person "loved" is embraced in covenant while a person "hated" is outside the covenant. [Rom 9:25 NASB] (25) As He says also in Hosea, "I WILL CALL THOSE WHO WERE NOT MY PEOPLE, 'MY PEOPLE,' AND HER WHO WAS NOT BELOVED, 'BELOVED.'" Esau sold his birthright to his brother, ...


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Romans 10:10 And not only so, but salso when Rebekah had conceived children by one man, our forefather Isaac, 11 though they were not yet born and had done nothing either good or bad—in order that God’s purpose of election might continue, not because of works but because of thim who calls— 12 she was told, “The older will serve the younger.” 13 As it is ...


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“If anyone comes to Me, and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be My disciple. Luke 14:26 God is love, and are we not supposed to love our enemies? Are husbands not supposed to love their wives? If so, how does Luke say we must hate our parents, wife, children and ...


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