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Jacob Steals the Blessings

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What was Isaac thinking? a closer reading of the text--and subtexts--of the story of the "stolen blessings" reveals a debate between Isaac and Rebecca beyond the commonly-thought "favorite son" contest
Was he right to deceive his father and to take from his brother the blessing Isaac sought to give him?
Esau is born red and as hairy as an adult, and so he remains—red, intense, driven, violent. Jacob is born with his issues as well. Timid, a bookworm, Mama’s boy. Yet he is willing to acknowledge and confront Esau...
Esau was understandably perturbed over losing the blessing. But why was he suddenly concerned over his birthright? He had surrendered it with barely a protest years earlier, so what changed now?
Why didn't Jacob and his mother just march openly into Isaac's room, bring proof of Esau's wickedness and convince Isaac that Jacob was the more worthy candidate in the first place?
Esau’s Evil Ways, Rebekah’s Ploy, The Blessing, Esau Returns
Whatever for does Jacob need "the dew of heaven and the fat of the land," anyway?
Why did Isaac, the quintessential spiritual person, someone who was prepared to offer himself as a sacrifice to G‑d, want to bless his older son, the one who abandoned the tents of study and who spent his time out in the field leading a hunter’s lifestyle...
Esau was the twin of Jacob, but his polar opposite in many respects. Read this article to learn more about him.
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