Rebecca, Isaac, Esau and Jacob | Unity
His son Isaac followed the faith of his father, and his son, Jacob, did the entered into a familial relationship with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. From where do all the Jews conflict come from? God promised to Abraham a new land where his family and descendants would build a mighty nation. So he left. While Isaac favored his elder son, Esau, Rebekah's favorite was Jacob. about their relationship, and the descendants of Ishmael and those of Isaac have.The God of Abraham, Isaac & Jacob - the Patricrchs (part 2)
Rebekah intervenes to save her younger son Jacob from being murdered by her elder son, Esau. She explains to Isaac that she has sent Jacob to find a wife among her own people. Jacob does not immediately receive his father's inheritance. Jacob, having fled for his life, leaves behind the wealth of Isaac's flocks and land and tents in Esau's hands. Jacob is forced to sleep out on the open ground and then work for wages as a servant in Laban's household.
Jacob, who had deceived his father, is in turn deceived and cheated by his relative Laban concerning Jacob's seven years of service lacking money for a dowry for the hand of Laban's daughter Rachelreceiving his older daughter Leah instead.
Reconciliation[ edit ] Genesis 32—33 tells of Jacob and Esau's eventual meeting according to God's commandment in Genesis The two men prepare for their meeting like warriors about to enter into battle. Jacob divides his family into two camps such that if one is taken the other might escape Genesis Jacob sends messengers to Esau, as well as gifts meant to appease him.
His hip is knocked out of joint but he keeps on wrestling and gains the name. Esau refuses the gift at first but Jacob humbles himself before his brother and presses him to take it, which he finally does Genesis However, Jacob evidently does not trust his brother's favour to continue for long so he makes excuses to avoid traveling to Mount Seir in Esau's company Genesis The so-called reconciliation is thus only superficial and temporary.
Views of the Birthright[ edit ] The narrative of Esau selling his birthright to Jacob, in Genesis 25states that Esau despised his birthright. However, it also alludes to Jacob being thrifty. In Esau's mother and father's eyes, the deception may have been deserved. Rebekah later abets Jacob in receiving his father's blessing disguised as Esau. Isaac then refuses to take Jacob's blessing back after learning he was tricked, and does not give this blessing to Esau but, after Esau begs, gives him an inferior blessing Genesis With great apprehension, Jacob prepared for the worst.
He engaged in earnest prayer to God, then sent on before him a tribute of flocks and herds to Esau, "A present to my lord Esau from thy servant Jacob. There, a mysterious being appeared "man," Genesis Because of this, "to this day the people of Israel do not eat the sinew of the thigh that is on the hip socket" Genesis This incident is the source of the mitzvah of porging.
Jacob asked the being's name, but he refused to answer. Josephus uses only the terms "angel", "divine angel," and "angel of God," describing the struggle as no small victory.
According to Rashi, the being was the guardian angel of Esau himself, sent to destroy Jacob before he could return to the land of Canaan. Trachtenberg theorized that the being refused to identify itself for fear that, if its secret name was known, it would be conjurable by incantations.
Morris say that the stranger was "God Himself and, therefore, Christ in His preincarnate state", citing Jacob's own evaluation and the name he assumed thereafter, "one who fights victoriously with God", and adding that God had appeared in the human form of the Angel of the Lord to eat a meal with Abraham in Genesis Some commentators cite this placement as proof that Jacob continued to favor Joseph over Leah's children, as presumably the rear position would have been safer from a frontal assault by Esau, which Jacob feared.
Jacob himself took the foremost position. Esau's spirit of revenge, however, was apparently appeased by Jacob's bounteous gifts of camels, goats and flocks. Their reunion was an emotional one. Esau and Jacob reconcile by Francesco Hayez Esau offered to accompany them on their way back to Israel, but Jacob protested that his children were still young and tender born six to 13 years prior in the narrative ; Jacob suggested eventually catching up with Esau at Mount Seir.
According to the Sages, this was a prophetic reference to the End of Days, when Jacob's descendants will come to Mount Seir, the home of Edom, to deliver judgment against Esau's descendants for persecuting them throughout the millennia see Obadiah 1: Jacob actually diverted himself to Succoth and was not recorded as rejoining Esau until, at Machpelahthe two bury their father Isaac, who lived to beand was 60 years older than they were.
Jacob then arrived in Shechemwhere he bought a parcel of land, now identified as Joseph's Tomb. In Shechem, Jacob's daughter Dinah was kidnapped and raped by the ruler's son, who desired to marry the girl.
Dinah's brothers, Simeon and Levi, agreed in Jacob's name to permit the marriage as long as all the men of Shechem first circumcised themselves, ostensibly to unite the children of Jacob in Abraham's covenant of familial harmony.
On the third day after the circumcisions, when all the men of Shechem were still in pain, Simeon and Levi put them all to death by the sword and rescued their sister Dinah, and their brothers plundered the property, women, and children. Jacob condemned this act, saying: Jacob returned to Bethel, where he had another vision of blessing. According to the Midrash,  the plural form of the word "weeping" indicates the double sorrow that Rebecca also died at this time.
Rebecca, Isaac, Esau and Jacob
The death of Rachel after the birth of Benjamin c. Jacob buried her and erected a monument over her grave. Rachel's Tombjust outside Bethlehem, remains a popular site for pilgrimages and prayers to this day. Jacob then settled in Migdal Ederwhere his firstborn, Reuben, slept with Rachel's servant Bilhah; Jacob's response was not given at the time, but he did condemn Reuben for it later, in his deathbed blessing. Jacob was finally reunited with his father Isaac in Mamre outside Hebron.
When Isaac died at the age ofJacob and Esau buried him in the Cave of the Patriarchswhich Abraham had purchased as a family burial plot. At this point in the biblical narrative, two genealogies of Esau's family appear under the headings "the generations of Esau". A conservative interpretation is that, at Isaac's burial, Jacob obtained the records of Esau, who had been married 80 years prior, and incorporated them into his own family records, and that Moses augmented and published them.
His flocks were often fed in the pastures of Shechem   as well as Dothan. When Joseph was 17 years old, Jacob made a long coat or tunic of many colors for him. Seeing this, the half brothers began to hate Joseph. Then Joseph began to have dreams that implied that his family would bow down to him.
When he told his brothers about such dreams, it drove them to conspire against him. When Jacob heard of these dreams, he rebuked his son for proposing the idea that the house of Jacob would even bow down to Joseph.
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Sometime afterward, the sons of Jacob by Leah, Bilhah and Zilpah, were feeding his flocks in Shechem. Jacob wanted to know how things were doing, so he asked Joseph to go down there and return with a report. Later that day, the report that Jacob ended up receiving came from Joseph's brothers who brought before him a coat laden with blood. Jacob identified the coat as the one he made for Joseph. A wild beast has devoured him. Without doubt Joseph is torn to pieces. No one from the house of Jacob could comfort him during this time of bereavement.
Joseph's brothers sent to Egypt Twenty years later,  throughout the Middle East a severe famine occurred like none other that lasted seven years. In the second year of this great famine,  when Israel Jacob was about years old,  he told his 10 sons of Leah, Bilhah and Zilpah, to go to Egypt and buy grain. They relayed to their father all that had happened in Egypt. They spoke of being accused of as spies and that their brother Simeon, had been taken prisoner.
When Reuben, the eldest, mentioned that they needed to bring Benjamin to Egypt to prove their word as honest men, their father became furious with them. He couldn't understand how they were put in a position to tell the Egyptians all about their family.
When the sons of Israel opened their sacks, they saw their money that they used to pay for the grain. It was still in their possession, and so they all became afraid. Israel then became angry with the loss of Joseph, Simeon, and now possibly Benjamin. This time, Judah spoke to his father in order to persuade him about having Benjamin accompany them, so as to prevent Egyptian retribution.
In hopes of retrieving Simeon and ensuring Benjamin's return, Israel told them to bring the best fruits of their land, including: Israel also mentioned that the money that was returned to their money sacks was probably a mistake or an oversight on their part.
So, he told them to bring that money back and use double that amount to pay for the new grain. Joseph's family reunited When the sons of Israel Jacob returned to Hebron from their second trip, they came back with 20 additional donkeys carrying all kinds of goods and supplies as well as Egyptian transport wagons.
When their father came out to meet them, his sons told him that Joseph was still alive, that he was the governor over all of Egypt and that he wanted the house of Israel to move to Egypt.
I will go and see him before I die. En route, Israel stopped at Beersheba for the night to make a sacrificial offering to his God, Yahweh. Apparently he had some reservations about leaving the land of his forefathers, but God reassured him not to fear that he would rise again. God also assured that he would be with him, he would prosper, and he would also see his son Joseph who would lay him to rest. Continuing their journey to Egypt, when they approached in proximity, Israel sent his son Judah ahead to find out where the caravans were to stop.
They were directed to disembark at Goshen. It was here, after 22 years, that Jacob saw his son Joseph once again. They embraced each other and wept together for quite a while.
After Joseph prepared his family for the meeting, the brothers came before the Pharaoh first, formally requesting to pasture in Egyptian lands. The Pharaoh honored their stay and even made the notion that if there were any competent men in their house, then they may elect a chief herdsman to oversee Egyptian livestock. Because the Pharaoh had such a high regard for Joseph, practically making him his equal,  it was an honor to meet his father.
Thus, Israel was able to bless the Pharaoh. After the meeting, the families were directed to pasture in the land of Ramses where they lived in the province of Goshen.
The house of Israel acquired many possessions and multiplied exceedingly during the course of 17 years, even through the worst of the seven-year famine.
Rather, he requested to be carried to the land of Canaan to be buried with his forefathers.
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Joseph swore to do as his father asked of him. Not too long afterward, Israel had fallen ill, losing much of his vision.