Toldot: Summary & Reflections

lentil soupSummary (Genesis 25:19-28:9)

Rebecca has a difficult pregnancy. Esau and Jacob are born. Esau becomes a hunter while Jacob stays close to home. Isaac makes peace with the local Philistines. God reassures Isaac in a dream. Rebecca sets Jacob up to trick his father Isaac and receive the blessing meant for Esau. Jacob heads to his uncle’s house. Esau marries Ishmael’s daughter.


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