Esau and Jacob-Christian Foundations Essay

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I chose to do read Genesis Chapters 25 and 27. The main Characters in these chapters are Abraham, Rebekah, Esau, Jacob and Isaac. Abraham is the father of Isaac and he lived 175 years and was buried in the field of Ephron that Abraham had purchased from the Hittites. Abraham and Sarah bore Isaac who was their second child after Ishmael. Isaac married Rebekah when he was 40 years old and they had 2 sons, twins whose names were Esau and Jacob. Esau was the first-born and he was hairy and red. Jacob came out second and was holding Esau’s heel. Isaac and Rebekah were similar in the fact that they both chose favorite sons. Isaac favored Esau because he enjoyed game and Rebekah favored Jacob. Both Isaac and Rebekah both looked out for their favorite son. Esau and Jacob are similar in the fact that they both fight for the attention of their parents because they both want the blessing that Isaac plans to give Esau in the end even though the boys don’t know about the blessing yet. The first-born seems to be favored not only in life now but also in the story with Isaac, Rebekah, Esau and Jacob. They all are a family but are separated at the same time. Esau and Jacob are different because they don’t work together to try and work their problems out with their parents’; they both stay with the parent that favors them more. The conflict in the story is that Isaac and Rebekah both favor a different son and Rebekah hears that Isaac is going to give Esau a blessing since Isaac knows that his time is coming to an end. Rebekah overhears the plan from Isaac to give Esau the blessing so Rebekah goes and tells Jacob to do the same as Esau and get game so that Rebekah can make Isaac’s favorite meal and Isaac will hopefully be tricked since he is blind, into giving Jacob the blessing. The rule established in the story by the Patriarch is that Isaac stated that he is going to give Esau a

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