The God of Arbaham, Isaac, and Jacob from the Bible

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God told Isaac that his wife Rebekah that she will give birth to two sons very soon who will represent two nations. One brother would be stronger than the other brother and their names will be Esau and Jacob. When Rebekah wnet into labor Esau was born first and was really hairy. Jacob is smooth skinned when he was born and was born right after Esau. Esau was holding onto Jacobs heel. Isaac’s sons grew up to be completely opposite than alike. Esau was a hunter and was a big man while Jacob was different. Jacob stays at home and was soft-spoken but quick-witted. One day when Esau came home famished, he wanted to be fed and agreed to give Jacob his inheritance rights in exchange for a bowl of soup. Like his own father, Isaac prospers in Canaan and despite occasional errors in judgment he enlarges his property making alliances with area rulers and continuing to follow monuments to God. One day, when Isaac is old and blind he will instruct Esau to catch some game and prepare him a meal so that he may give the elder son his blessing. When Esau is gone, Rebekah helped Jacob deceive his father while preparing a separate meal and disguising the younger son with hairy arms and Esau’s clothing. When Jacob gives Isaac with the meal he made him, Isaac could smell Esau’s clothing and felt the hairy body and then proceeded to bless Jacob. He had promised before to him that the given thing from God’s covenant and a bigger rep than his brother. Esau got back home to discover the bad things but it was too late. Isaac was very upset and said that he couldn’t take back the stolen blessing. Jacob runs because he was scared of Esau and traveled to the house of where his uncle Laban lived in the upper Mesopotamia. While traveling Jacob had a dream of a ... ... middle of paper ... ...h offers his own life in exchange for Benjamin’s, Joseph reveals himself. Joseph persuades his brothers to return to Egypt with Jacob who was really happy, moved to Egypt with his family of seventy. As Jacob approaches death his death he then promises Joseph that the covenant will pass on through Joseph and his two sons Manasseh and Ephraim. But when Jacob places his hands on the two boys to bless them he crosses his arms placing his right hand on Ephraim who was the younger son. Joseph protests but then Jacob says that Ephraim will be greater than Manasseh. Jacob dies soon after and was accompanied by Egyptians Joseph buries his father in Canaan. They return to Egypt where Jacob’s family who were the Israelite people grew rapidly. Joseph eventually dies while instructing his family to return one day to the land God has promised to give to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

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