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(hairy), the eldest son of Isaac, and twin-brother of Jacob. The singular appearance of the child at his birth originated the name. (Genesis 25:25) Esau’s robust frame and “rough” aspect were the types of a wild and daring nature. He was a thorough Bedouin, a “son of the desert.” He was much loved by his […]

-Older of the twin sons born to Isaac and Rebekah -Birth of Ge 25:19-26; 1Ch 1:34 -Called Edom Ge 36:1,8 -A hunter Ge 25:27,28 -Beloved by Isaac Ge 25:27,28 -Sells his birthright for a single meal Ge 25:29-34; Mal 1:2; Ro 9:13; Heb 12:16 -Marries a Hittite woman Ge 26:34 -His marriage to, a grief […]

Hairy, Rebekah’s first-born twin son (Gen. 25:25). The name of Edom, “red”, was also given to him from his conduct in connection with the red lentil “pottage” for which he sold his birthright (30, 31). The circumstances connected with his birth foreshadowed the enmity which afterwards subsisted between the twin brothers and the nations they […]