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Esau: (1653-1506 BCE) Also known as Edom. Son of Rebecca and Isaac. He sold his birthright to his younger twin Jacob. A hunter, he led an immoral lifestyle, though he excelled in honoring his father. He eventually settled in Seir, and is the progenitor of Edom.
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