Bible study 27 – Genesis 27

Jacob has apparently decided to deceive everything he can out of his brother Esau. When their father Isaac decides to bless his favourite son Esau, Jacob manages to get there before him and impersonate his brother. He even goes as far as donning a sheepskin in order to dupe his blind father (Esau had very hairy skin). Jacob succeeds in his trickery, and is blessed by Isaac.

This blessing is apparently extremely important and can only be given once (even under deception), so Esau is infuriated, and decides to kill Jacob. Isaac warns him, and Jacob flees to Haran, where his relatives live.

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