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The Great Red Hunter - Becomes the Son of Vengeance

From this point forward, Esau would hold a serious grudge against his younger brother, for what he had done to him. And it would also be at this moment, that he would also make a vow, that dealt with him having Jacob killed, once his father Isaac had passed away: "The days of mourning for my father are near; then I will kill my brother Jacob."

(Bible Study Online Article Covers : Genesis 27:41-46)


In the last article, we learned that after Jacob had successfully pulled off his mother's deceitful plan -- when it came to intercepting Isaac's "special blessing" plan for Esau. For I had pointed out, that Isaac would (unknowingly I believe), attempt to unilaterally undermine God -- when it came to restoring the birthright, back unto Esau's life.

Remember, that one day after he had returned from a long hunting campaign.

Esau was found to be tired and famish from his long trip. And it would be during this moment in his life, that he would do something extremely foolish? He willing sold (gave away) his birthright to Jacob:

"Once when Jacob was cooking some stew, Esau came in from the open country, famished.

"[Esau] said to Jacob, 'Quick, let me have some of that red stew! I'm famished!' (That is why he was also called Edom.)

"Jacob replied, 'First sell me your birthright.' [Then Esau replied] 'Look, I am about to die. What good is the birthright to me?' But Jacob said, 'Swear to me first.' So [Esau] swore an oath to him, [therefore] selling his birthright to Jacob." -- Genesis 25:29-33

However that might have been, after Jacob had executed his mother's plan (with his notable performance, I might add) he'd left from his father's side.

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Father Bless Me Too!

Now all of this had happened, right before Esau had finished cooking his father's meal. And it would be at this time, Esau would enter his father's room, in order to present the meal to Isaac. But unfortunately, it would be at this time, that Esau would find out what his younger brother had done -- when it came to receiving Isaac's special blessing.

And needless-to-say, Esau had became very angry -- after he had learned, that Jacob would now be, the official recipient of his father's "special blessing." Now immediately after he had learned of this news -- Esau had begged father, by asking him, if he still had a "special blessing" that he could also speak into his life? And although Isaac would end up granting Esau's request, by speaking a special blessing into his life. Know that the blessing overall, was still a far cry, from the "special blessing" that Jacob had received for him earlier.

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Esau's Makes a Vow of Vengeance?

Now it's from this point forward, we will find, that Esau would hold a serious grudge against his younger brother Jacob. For the Sacred Record would reveal, that Esau had made a vow, which declared -- that he would have Jacob killed, after the days of their father Isaac, had ended: "Esau held a grudge against [his brother] Jacob because of the blessing [their] father had given him. [So] he said to himself, 'The days of mourning for my father are near; then I will kill my brother Jacob.'" -- Genesis 27:41

Nonetheless, this would end up being a long wait for Esau? Being that Isaac was 137 years old, when this ordeal between Esau and Jacob had occurred. And according to the Scared Record, Isaac would live to be 180 years of age -- and obviously, he wouldn't reach this age for another 43 years.

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Jacob Listen to Me?

Now apparently Esau had shared his feelings with some of his closest confidants? For the Sacred Record would inform us, that word had gotten back to his mother Rebekah. Now after she had heard what her oldest son was planning to do, she sent for Jacob, the son she adored the most. And when Jacob came before his mother, she spoke these words:

"Your brother Esau is consoling himself with the thought of killing you. Now then, my son, do what I say: Flee at once to my brother Laban in Haran. Stay with him for awhile until your brother's fury subsides. When your brother is no longer angry with you and forgets what you did to him, I'll send word for you to come back from there. Why should I lose both of you in one day?" -- Genesis 27:42-45

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Rebekah Has A Talk With Isaac?

But Rebekah wasn't done when it came to looking out for Jacob. For she would then go to her husband Isaac, and tell him about the concerns that she had for Jacob. Now these "concerns" didn't deal with the recent drama, that had taken place between Esau and Jacob. No, these concerns were of a different matter? For they dealt with Jacob, and his quest to find a wife. So she tells Isaac: "I'm disgusted with living because of these Hittite women. If Jacob takes a wife from among the women of this land, from Hittite women like these, my life will not be worth living." -- Genesis 27:46

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Rebekah Concerns Wouldn't End There?

Now remember, that Isaac and Rebekah weren't happy with the fact, that sometime ago -- Esau had married two women from the land of Canaan, who were themselves, Hittite women (also known as -- The Daughters of Heth): "When Esau was forty years old, he married Judith daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and also Basemath daughter of Elon the Hittite. They were a source of grief to Isaac and Rebekah" -- (Genesis 26:34-35)

Now when it came to Jacob, and to whom, he would marry? Know that this would be a very important matter. For it wouldn't had been wise for Jacob, to be yoked (united) with someone, who didn't have the fear of the Lord, such as he. And being that the Hittites (who were also descendants of the Canaanites) had developed a reputation, of being an idolatrous, and wicked people. It simply wouldn't have been an ideal situation, for the future patriarch of the Israel nation, to be involved in.

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Remember Abraham Had The Same Concerns?

Understand that Rebekah's concerns, are warranted, and should be taken very seriously. For we must keep in mind, that these were the very same concerns that Abraham had -- when he'd sent his chief servant out, in order to find a wife for his son (Jacob's father) Isaac: "Put your hand under my thigh. I want you to swear by the Lord, the God of heaven and the God of earth, that you will not get a wife for my son from the daughters of Canaanites, among whom I am living, but will go to my country and my own relatives and get a wife for my son Isaac." -- (Genesis 24:2-4)

In the next Bible Study Online Article:

Now after all, that had just happened with Esau and Jacob, and with Isaac being deceived by his very own son (and unknowingly, by his wife too). Will Isaac have a clear enough heart and mind -- to seriously hear his wife out, when it comes to the son, that had just betrayed him? And most importantly... will he humble himself enough, to be in agreement with her?

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28) The Twelve Rulers of Ishmael

29) The Birth of Esau & Jacob

30) Esau & Jacob - The Birthright

31) Isaac and the Canaan Famine

32) Isaac Lied About Rebekah

33) The Envious King Abimelech

34) The Battle of the Wells

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35) Esau the Rebellious

36) Esau the Favorite Son

37) God has Checkmate

38) Rebekah's Deception

39) Jacob the Loyal Son

40) Deceitful Hearts

41) Esau the Son of War


43) Jacob - The Path of Uncertainty

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