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Why did Jacob say that seeing Esau's face was like seeing the face of God?

There are several dimensions to this profound providential moment. On the human level, this was merely a figure or speech designed to placate or flatter Esau. The context is that Esau had just ...
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Why did Jacob say that seeing Esau's face was like seeing the face of God?

I lean towards the grace and mercy that Esau showed. Here is a comment on the possible meanings. like seeing the face of God This rhetorical extravagance yields, perhaps intentionally, several ...
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Why did Jacob say that seeing Esau's face was like seeing the face of God?

Genesis 33:10 NIV “No, please!” said Jacob. “If I have found favor in your eyes, accept this gift from me. For to see your face is like seeing the face of God, now that you have received me favorably....
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Why did Jacob say that seeing Esau's face was like seeing the face of God?

It is significant that Jacob reports saying this twice: Gen 32:29, 30 - And Jacob requested, “Please tell me your name.” But he replied, “Why do you ask my name?” Then he blessed Jacob there. So ...
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Did Esau ever “break Jacob's yoke from his neck”? (Genesis 27:40)

Genesis 27:40 KJV "And by thy sword shalt thou live, and shalt serve thy brother; and it shall come to pass when thou shalt have the dominion, that thou shalt break his yoke from off thy neck.&...
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Did Esau ever “break Jacob's yoke from his neck”? (Genesis 27:40)

The answer to this excellent question about the prophecy of Gen 27:40 has been understood for some time as what happened under king David and later king Ahaz. The Cambridge commentary offers this: ...
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Did Esau ever “break Jacob's yoke from his neck”? (Genesis 27:40)

Perhaps it is best to understand this not of the individuals, but of the nations they represent, i.e. Israel and Edom. In that case, we could see 1 Kings ch11 vvv15-16 as the moment when the yoke was ...
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Why did Jacob prefer Joseph and give him a "coat of many colors" (Genesis 37)?

The coat is symbollic and relates to his cattle. Let's see this through Jacob's perspective. Genesis 29 18 And Jacob loved Rachel; and said, I will serve thee seven years for Rachel thy younger ...
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