ENG 2413, 3 period
11 September 2012
Jacob And Esau: The Story of Jacob
Isaac is the son of Abraham. His wife is Rebekah the daughter of Bethuel. Isaac was 40 when he took Rebekah as his wife. She was barren and so Isaac pleaded with the Lord for her to bare him children. She bore Isaac two sons, twins, Esau and Jacob. Jacob was sneaky, he was always finding a way to take over something or someone, but he was not evil he just wanted to do the will of the lord.
When Rachel was pregnant she could tell something was different about her pregnancy. The Lord’s reply was “Two nations are in your womb. Two peoples shall be separated from your body; One people shall be stronger than the other, And the older shall serve the younger”(Genesis 25:23). With this verse I learned that she was going to be having twins. In Genesis 25:26 in The Holy Bible, it is explained “Afterward his brother came out, and his hand took hold of Esau’s heel; so his name was called Jacob. Isaac was 60 years old when she bore them.” Jacob is the twin I will be talking about and it seems even from birth Jacob and Esau where very different. According to Henry Morris in The Genesis Record “ Jacob was a plain man who dwelt in tents and was somewhat mature in other words.”
In Genesis 25:31 in The Holy Bible its say’s “But Jacob said, “sell me your birthright as of this day.” In this passage you hear of where Jacob wants Esau’s birthrights so he ask for them when Esau is weak and vulnerable. In the book The Genesis Record by Henry Morris is says “ The only aspect which appealed to him was the double inheritance.” this was said of Esau it later says that Jacob asked for Esua’s birthright because “Jacob longed to have the spiritual privileges and patriarchal blessings.” Because Jacob asked for them while Esau was vulnerable Esau sold them to him for food.
“And make me savory food, such as I love, and bring it to me that I may eat, that my soul may bless you...