Tag Archives: Genesis 27

the value of appropriate space

Genesis 27:39 – 28:5 39 Then Isaac his father answered and he said to him: “See, your dwelling will be away from the fatness of the land, and away from the dew of the sky from above. 40 By your … Continue reading

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losing the blessing

Genesis 27:27-38 27 So he drew near and kissed him. And Isaac smelled the smell of his clothes and blessed him and said, “See, the smell of my son is as the smell of a field that the LORD has … Continue reading

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undeserved blessing

Genesis 27:14-26 14 And he went and took them and brought them to his mother, and his mother made tasty food, the kind that his father loved. 15 Also, Rebekah took the best clothes of Esau her larger son, which … Continue reading

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unexpected events

Genesis 27:1-13 When Isaac was old and his eyes were so dim that he could not see where he looked, he called Esau his older son and said to him, “My son”; and he answered, “Here I am.” 2 He … Continue reading

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Jacob: a wife for the master’s son

Genesis 27:41-28:9.   Rebekah did not want her son, Jacob, marrying like Esau did.  The Hittite women Esau married had made life bitter for her and Isaac.  But the real reason she wanted Jacob to move back to Paddan-Aram to stay … Continue reading

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Isaac: blessing the “wrong” son

Genesis 27:1-40.  What lesson could the Israelites possibly take from this story?  It is about how their ancestors Jacob and Rebekah deceived their ancestor Isaac, causing him to give his blessing to Jacob instead of Esau.   But perhaps the lesson … Continue reading

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from shame to glory

Genesis 27:1-40.  The story is not flattering to Jacob. It serves no historical purpose in the narrative of Genesis other than to explain why he inherited the blessing of sovereignty over Esau, who was the literal firstborn. The Holy Spirit … Continue reading

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