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Esau And Jacob

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Isaac's wife Rebekah was barren, and he entreated the Lord in her Behalf, and as a result she conceived (Genesis 25:21 ). Before they were born, the Lord selected Jacob as Isaac's successor in the Abrahamic Promises (Genesis 25:21-23 ; Romans 9:9-12 ). Jacob subsequently,

  1. purchased the birthright of Esau (Genesis 25:24-34 )
  2. and also cheated him out of the patriarchal blessing (Genesis 27:1-40 ).
Jacob was sent away to Haran ( Genesis 27:41-28:7 ). On this journey the two great promises were renewed to him (Genesis 13:1-3 ; Genesis 28:10-15 ). Esau settled in Mount Seir (Genesis 36:8 ; Deuteronomy 2:1-5 ). Jacob remained in Padanaram twenty years (Genesis 29:1-15 ; Genesis 31:36-41 ), and then returned to Canaan (Genesis 31:1-55 ; Genesis 35:27 ). Jacob was the father of the twelve patriarchs (Genesis 35:21-26 ; Acts 7:8 ).


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Johnson, Ashley S. Entry for 'Esau And Jacob'. Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/cbc/e/esau-and-jacob.html. 1896.

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Wednesday, December 11th, 2019
the Second Week of Advent
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