Bible study 25 – Genesis 25Posted: October 28, 2016
Abraham gains another concubine and some sons, before he dies peacefully at age 175 and is buried next to Sarah.
Rebekah, the wife of Abraham’s son Isaac, gives birth to the twins Esau and Jacob. Once, when Esau is hungry, he asks Jacob to give him some food. Jacobs says he’ll give it to him if Esau will give Jacob all the rights of a firstborn (basically the entire inheritance). So the silly and simple-minded Esau says yes and eats his “bread and lentil stew”, while the clever and crafty Jacob rubs his hands in enjoyment. (Guess who’s going to be the ancestor of the Edomites (a barbarian enemy of Israel), and who’s going to be the ancestor of the Jews?)