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01.29.08 - 1/29 - Jacob 25-50 Parents = Isaac and Rebekah...

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1/29 Jacob 25-50 - Parents = Isaac and Rebekah - Jacob = favorite son of Rebekah - Esau = Jacob’s brother, favorite son of Isaac - Wives of Jacob = Leah and Rachel (Jacob’s favorite) - Father-in-law – Laban - 12 sons = favorite son is Joseph Traditions - Marriage with the family/clan - Birthright: Eldest son inheritance (Bigger Lion’s Share), emerge as leader - Blessing – power of blessing or not blessing in the family - Power of Language (words of blessing/cursing) - Reverence (fear) toward the sacred – die in the presence of god Jacob (Israel): Background (25) - Isaac and Rebekah - Twins, struggle in the womb - Birth o Esau – eldest: hairy, person of the outdoors o Jacob – youngest: smooth, person of the village, “deceiver”, name means “heal grabber” - Favoritism – Isaac loved Esau, Rebekah loved Jacob - Birthright Sold o Jacob bargained for birthright o Esau sold it for a bowl of soup o “Thus Esau despised his birthright.” Blessing of Jacob (27-28) - Deception by Rebekah, lies by Jacob
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