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And having through deception blessed Jacob, He is now saying to Esau let me tell you he will indeed be blessed, because I did my dead level best not to bless him. No, please! The men couldn’t live in the same area because God had … Now, when Rabban Shimon ben Gamliel had to serve his father he did it, no question about it. The incomprehensible thing is that Esau agrees to this. If I have found favor in your eyes, accept this gift from me. Esau’s whining looks just like a petulant two-year-old wanting candy before supper. He just didn’t care right then. Esau was godless. Nevertheless, hundreds of years after Moses, God declared through Malachi that He hated Esau. There are several factors that indicate this statement should not be taken literally: (a) God’s rejection of Ishmael as recipient of the Abrahamic Covenant did not mean God hated Ishmael, so His rejection of Esau as the recipient of the Abrahamic Covenant should not mean that He hated Esau; (b) God did not reveal hatred for Esau to Rebekah in Genesis 25:23; (c) God protected Esau and His descendants from Israel’s attacks and hatred during the times of Moses; (d) the statement in Malachi 1:2-3 was made several hundred years after Esau was dead; (e) Malachi uses with complexity several figures of speech in its first few verses; (f) and the same passage in Malachi explains that God’s actions are actually against the nation of Edom, not Esau himself. Esav shows up and is distraught that his brother got the good blessing already. What Did Esau Look Like? For this reason, it is said that Esau despised his birthright. Esau represents the uncalled man of the world, and Jacob, the elect of God. In “Is Jacob’s Election a Sample of Unconditional Election”, I discussed that given the context of Romans 9 and the promises of the Abrahamic Covenant, Romans 9 does not teach that God elected Jacob to be “saved” (made righteous). Years later, when Jacob returned to Canaan, he feared Esau might try to kill him and his children. It reads like “bow down and lick my feet!” or “donkeys will learn to talk first” or “when pigs fly!”  The “yeah, right!” ludicrous request of someone who’s. They may not have been full adults yet, but they were certainly close enough in age to the rite of passage that they knew what they were doing. It is conceivable that during the times of the patriarchs there lived other people who were also “saved” like Abraham and Jacob, but who were not partakers of the Abrahamic Covenant. Most prophesies are expressed in poetry. No, he once more took matters into his own hands and married Ismael’s daughter, a third wife. Then Jacob gave Esau bread and pottage of lentiles; and he did eat and drink, and rose up, and went his way: thus Esau despised his birthright. Esau was faint with hunger because he had been very busy that day. This word is the powerful proclamation of the King, effective in history to shape all e… Paul sees a relationship between Genesis 25:23 and Malachi 1:2-3: this is evident in that Paul writes “it was said unto her, The elder shall serve the younger. In Malachi 1:2-3, God states that He hated Esau. One day Esau came home exhausted and wanted to eat some of Jacob's red stew. – Part 2. On the other hand, God did not choose Esau and his descendants as the recipients of the Abrahamic Covenant, so therefore God did not choose to love Edom in the same way He loves Israel. But when we realize that by demanding instant gratification, Esau proved he didn’t care about the covenant promise God made with his father and grandfather. I hope you will take a look at my next article, ROMANS 9:14-16 AND UNCONDITIONAL ELECTION. Does God’s stated hatred for Esau indicate that Romans 9 speaks about personal salvation and condemnation? ( Log Out /  The Book of Genesis speaks of the relationship between fraternal twins Jacob and Esau, sons of Isaac and Rebekah, focusing on Esau's loss of his birthright to Jacob and the conflict that ensued between their descendant nations because of Jacob's deception of their aged and blind father, Isaac, in order to receive Esau's birthright/blessing from Isaac. Nevertheless, if Esau is a synecdoche, a part representing the whole, then hated is not a hyperbole: by the time of Malachi, God really did hate the Edomites! This conflict was paralleled by the affection the parents had for their favored child: "Isaac, who had a taste for wild game, loved Esau, but Rebe Godless communists. Esau was the victim of his brother's deception at least twice in his life. God declares that He has turned the land of Esau (of Edom) into a wasteland for dragons, that He will destroy whatever the people of Edom try to rebuild, and that God has an indignation forever against the people of Edom for their wickedness. He just didn’t care right then. 1 decade ago. Esau and his descendants, the Edomites, were in many ways blessed by God (Genesis 33:9; Genesis chapter 36). 2 0. dawn m. 1 decade ago. I mean, you find plenty of people named “Jacob” or “Jake” or “Jack” or “James”, but how many “Esaus” do you know? The incident where Esau rashly “sells” the birthright to Jacob for some stew reveals that Esau did not appreciate the gravity of this blessing and that Jacob had had his eye on it. In verses 3 to 5 of Malachi 1, God describes His hatred not for Esau, but for the nation of Edom. saith the Lord: yet I loved Jacob, And I hated Esau, and laid his mountains and his heritage waste for the dragons of the wilderness“ (Malachi 1:2-3, KJV). Esau is the elder twin brother of Jacob, sons of Isaac and Rebekah.. At the age of 40, he married his first two wives, Judith and Bashemath, who both came from the Canaanite tribe of the Hittites.This event is listed on the Biblical Timeline Poster around 1829 BC.Judith is the daughter of Beeri the Hittite while Bashemath is the daughter of Elon the Hittite. Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com. Instead, Romans 9 teaches that God unconditionally elected Jacob to be the recipient of the Abrahamic Covenant: that Jacob would be blessed, that his seed would be blessed, and that the world would be blessed through his seed. 34 Then Jacob gave Esau bread and pottage of lentiles; and he did eat and drink, and rose up, and went his way: thus Esau despised his birthright. And God in His wisdom and almighty power and sovereignty and providence arranged it so that I was made a fool of, and I blessed him, and let me tell you one thing, Esau, he will be blessed. Perhaps more aware than we that moral judgment of that sort is reserved for God alone, the narrative books are frequently quiet on the morality of an event, simply recording it as having happened. Ok, we’re told that he was “godless”. Answer: I use Protestant Bibles, which do not include the Apocrypha. When Esau learns of his brother's thievery, he is livid and begs his father to undo the blessing. When Esau saw that his parents weren’t pleased, he didn’t come to them and repent, asking what he could do to make things right. You’re going to get some more pocket money next week; the inheritance rights are your future. God heard the prayer of the child Ishmael and saved his life (Genesis 21:17-19), and God even promised to bless Ishmael (Genesis 17:20-21). Paul was not saying, “By the way guys, just so you know, God loves Jacob and He hates Esau… I just wanted you to know who God’s friends are.” No, Paul makes reference to Malachi 1:2-3 to explain that not all of Abraham’s descendants will receive the promises made in the Abrahamic Covenant (you can read “Is Jacob’s Election a Sample of Unconditional Election” for more information: Paul wants to prove that God has not broken his promises to Israel). Esau sold his inheritance, sold the responsibilities, sold the honor, and he sold God’s covenant – he didn’t think much of God’s covenant? Why choose a shifty deceiver over an honest but rash man? Question: Why did you limit your reference in regards to Esau / Idumea / the Edomites? Dec. 25. God responds, “Was not Esau Jacob's brother? Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Keep what you have for yourself. “See to it that no-one is sexually immoral, or is godless like Esau, who for a single meal sold his inheritance rights as the eldest son…”. The story of Jacob and Esau is one I’ve often found troubling. Esau REJECTED God and had his OWN values. Jacob may be shifty and deceitful, but at least he values what is truly important. Esau is used as an example of someone who falls from God’s way and becomes bitter and spiritually defiled (Hebrews 12:15). All he cared about was that he was hungry right then. (Genesis 27:1-40) The family blessing was more personal than the birthright. Something to fill his stomach for a few hours. God was protecting Esau’s possession (Deuteronomy 2:4-8)! He’s not merely rash or ill-counseled. Godless liberals. No, for a start Jacob and Esau were twins, and Esau was the elder. Doesn’t the Bible teach that God loves everyone? Moreover, it shows that Malachi 1:2-3 may also be referring to peoples, not individuals (and that’s actually what Malachi is talking about). Please answer. Thank you so much, I was confused about this too. The election was not about personal salvation and standing before God (thus, it wasn’t the unconditional election Calvinism proposes), it was only about who would be the recipient to the Abrahamic Covenant. All well and good, but the question still remains. Why would God make such a statement after so long? 4). The situation becomes even more troubling. This latter point is actually more pertinent to Paul’s argument in Romans 9, since in that passage Paul is actually arguing that God has not broken His promises to Israel by requiring Jews (and gentiles) to believe in Jesus Christ for salvation. Think, for example, about Melchizedek and Job: both lived in the times of the Patriarchs, but neither of them partook of the Abrahamic covenant. 13:1; 15:1; 17:1) and means literally “burden” (Num. Then it gets kinda weird because Isaac's wife, Rebekah, tells her son, Jacob, to trick Isaac into thinking he is Esau and give the blessing to him. "But before they were born, before they had done anything good or bad, she received a message from God. Before quoting Malachi 1:2-3, Paul quotes Genesis 25:23, in which God states that Esau (the elder son) would serve Jacob (the younger son). Yet, Romans predicts that God would love Jacob. If God hated Esau, why would God protect His possession? Once again Rebecca intervenes to save her younger son from being murdered by his elder twin brother, Esau. did esau do any wrong? Otherwise, Ishmael would have also been sentenced to Hell when God chose Isaac and not Ishmael as the recipient of the Abrahamic Covenant, but God was merciful to Ishmael. People who are quiet and gentle and listen to their mother are good. What makes this word hated very rich is that it is ambiguous. Did God change His mind several hundred years after Esau was dead? God rejected Esau (who was also called “Edom”) and did not choose him to be the father of His chosen people. So he sent a lavish gift ahead of him and asked God to save him (Genesis 32:9–15). Old enough that Esau was out hunting all day without supervision, while Jacob was back home cooking borscht. Suggested Emphasis or Theme: Deception is wrong and leads to hurt and anger. God is using a figure of speech called synecdoche (in synecdoche, a part of the whole is used to represent the whole). This, then, is what’s wrong with Esau. When one reads Genesis 25:23 in the Pentateuch (as opposed to reading it in Romans 9), one learns that God was not only talking about the two individuals Jacob and Esau, but He was also talking about two nations and peoples. So, considering the context, God loving Jacob and hating Esau has nothing to do with the human emotions of love and hate. 1:21) spoken by a human messenger. The Bible plainly shows that Jacob's election gave him a decided advantage over Esau in fulfilling God's purpose. Even more, God also commanded the Jews not to abhor the Edomites (Deuteronomy 23:7). He’s willing to trade something of ongoing importance (his property rights as the firstborn) and infinite value (including the promises made to Abraham that God had not fulfilled yet) for a bowl of stew. God didn’t matter. He’s not merely rash or ill-counseled. To find favor in your eyes, my lord, he said. That is the message of Romans 9:10-13. 2017. Why not throw another figure of speech? In this scenario, “first sell me your birthright” doesn’t look like the deceitful serpent-whisper of temptation so much as a brother’s verbal sparring with his twin: “Give me some of that red stew; I’m famished!”, “This is for Dad. By Black History In The Bible. He’s the manly man, out in the open country, a hunter, and later a leader of men, where Jacob seems like a mama’s boy, at home in the woman’s world of the tented encampment. Esau and Jacob would reunite one day, but the mistrust and lack of foundational affection was evident. We think it’s a synonym for “evil” or “pagan” or “atheist”, and we’re apt to throw it around as a general-purpose insult meaning “anyone who doesn’t agree with us”. In regards to Esau, hated is really a hyperbole since, as we have seen, God didn’t’ have any personal hatred against Esau; He actually protected Esau’s inheritance and people from Israel. As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated” (Romans 9:12-13, KJV). Given the situation, that these are Abraham’s heirs in a nomadic encampment the size of a small nation, there’s no way that anyone was going to let the eldest son and presumed heir get to the point of actually starving. Isaac responds to his eldest son's plea by saying that he only had one blessing to give and that he could not reverse the sacred blessing. Powerful teaching I have been trying to see what God was actually talking about with Jacob and Esau, Is Jacob’s Election a Sample of Unconditional Election. Therefore, in this article, we will try to make sense of God’s hatred for Esau. Where Esau seems gloriously wild, Jacob is… domesticated. So Esau accepts the trade and it says "he despised his birthright." In Romans 9, Paul wants to show us why we should believe in God’s unconditional election. 17 Comments. The plot thickens. - These are the names of Esau's sons; Eliphaz the son of Adah the wife of Esau, Reuel the son of Bashemath the wife of Esau (vide ver. Why did God continue to bless Jacob? The Lord made him as well as you; and died for him as well as for you; and wills his salvation as well as yours; and if you cheat him the Lord will avenge him speedily. And Esau said, Behold, I am at the point to die: and what profit shall this birthright do to me? We are warned not to be a “profane person like Esau, who for one morsel of food sold his birthright” (verse 16). Part of the answer lies in the fact that we are told that “loved” and “hated” may be a bit stronger than the precise sense of the Hebrew. The answer is that God did not actually hate baby Esau. In this lab, John Piper highlights the similarities and differences between these brothers. I expected that at some point, because we are dealing with an omnipotent being, God was going to reverse the blessings, but that doesn’t happen. But is that really a reason to be hated? It virtually says so; he’s the one from whom the Twelve Tribes descend, he’s the one we follow when the two part ways, he’s the one we still name children after to this day. The word translated “oracle” frequently heads prophetic passages (e.g., Isa. said Jacob. Each word supports the divine origin and authority of the entire message. Even a shifty deceiver is better than that. The second trick is far more damaging to our view of Jacob, in this case he clearly deceives his blind father by pretending to be Esav (putting on goat hair on his arms to make him feel hairy) and getting a blessing from his father. The prophetic writings of Malachi record that God “loved” Jacob and “hated” Esau. Yes, he’s rash, but even that seems like more promising character material for God to work with than Jacob’s deceptiveness. God did not declare hatred for Esau from the time Esau was conceived until the times of Moses. He didn’t send his wives back to their families, which might have pleased his mother and father. It may more accurately read “Jacob I chose, and Esau I did not choose”. For to see your face is like seeing the face of God, now that you have received me favorably. How can it say He hated Esau? Esau, on the other hand, did not seem to have his heart in the right place as far as God was concerned as far as we can see. God tells Israel that He loves them, and Israel (which, by the way, is personified) asks God what He has done to show He loves them. On the one hand, Jacob is obviously the hero. As Abraham’s grandchildren, thousands of sheep, goats, camels and donkeys. Paul has previously demonstrated that God did not intend to fulfill the promises of the Abrahamic Covenant on all of Abraham’s descendants, but only on Abraham’s descendants through his son Isaac (not through his son Ishmael). (This message shows that God chooses people according to His own purposes; He calls people, but not according to their good or bad works) She was told, Your older son will serve your younger son. As they grew up, Esau became an excellent hunter while Jacob stayed near home. The book of Hebrews draws a spiritual lesson from Esau’s action. Inherently, he was no better than Esau, but his outlook on life—his perspective or worldview—was decidedly different. Esau is furious and vows to kill Jacob (Genesis 27:41). 4:47; 11:11), conveying a sense of urgency. Go make your own stew!”, “No! Several hundred years later, long after Jacob and Esau are dead, God said something that still baffles people today: He said, “yet I loved Jacob, and I hated Esau” (Malachi 1:2-3, KJV), which Paul quotes as “Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated” (Romans 9:12-13, KJV). All he cared about was that he was hungry right then. Second, the inheritance rights were a bit more important than pocket money. When after the Exodus Israel roamed the wilderness with Moses, God instructed the nation of Israel not to meddle with Edom, who are Esau’s descendant (see Genesis 25:30, 36:1, and 36:8-19). Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. Give me stew now, I can’t wait any longer!”. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. 32 And Esau said, Behold, I am at the point to die: and what profit shall this birthright do to me? Jacob does not respect Isaac, the Lord, or even his mother. Just reading the Jacob/Esau segments give me the impression that Esau got a bum rap right from the start. But on the other hand, Esau looks so much more like hero material. The first verse of the book does more than give information about its human author. But do not make that an excuse for robbing and cheating Esau, because he is not as thoughtful as you are. The Bible seems fairly convinced that, as stupid as it sounds, he actually knew what he was doing. ( Log Out /  Hebrews 12 uses it as a summary statement of his major fault: that he sold his inheritance rights for a bowl of stew. Just because God chose baby Jacob to be the recipient of the Abrahamic Covenant does not mean God was sentencing baby Esau to Hell. Still, both were righteous before God (Genesis 14:18, Job 1:1). This apparently wasn’t some boyhood transaction between two kids, in which the ten-year-old persuades the naïve six-year-old to give him his pocket money in exchange for use of the blue crayon. Hebrews 12 may be as close as we’re going to get to an answer. In other words, Paul is using Genesis 25:23 to interpret Malachi 1:2-3, and Malachi 1:2-3 to complement Genesis 25:23. Why Jacob and not Esau, either as well or instead? Why did you not include what is written in Obadiah chapter 1 or in 2 Esdras in the Apocrypha? Of course, the answer is that God did not change His mind about Esau several hundred years after Esau was dead; the issue is that in Malachi 1:2-3 God is using figurative language to get Israel’s attention. God’s hatred for Esau could be taken as a hyperbole, an exaggeration. Why would God protect Esau’s descendants if He hated Esau and all of Esau’s descendants? 33 And Jacob said, Swear to me this day; and he sware unto him: and he sold his birthright unto Jacob. Furthermore, Esau always seems so much more honest than the shifty, cunning Jacob. Isaac and Ishmael were examples in the previous verses, and now Jacob and Esau are presented as better examples. Jacob CARED about the things of God, amidst all of his sins. Home. Most likely, God loved the person we know as Esau, brother of Jacob and son of Isaac. After all, in the first three verses of Malachi there is an instance of personification (Israel speaks as one person) and there are two instances of synecdoche (Jacob represents the nation of Israel, and Esau represents the nation of Edom). This is like Bill Gates ceding controlling interest in Microsoft, in exchange for a cheeseburger. He did not say CERTAIN ones who do not accept Jesus, READ Matthew 13:36-40.. ALL of them, as for accepting Christ, all false, John 6:44, John 15:16, Romans 8:29 GOD chooses his people, he said he would take just ONE from each city~” “Ashkenaz and Sephards, harbor the DNA of Esau/Edom. This is a reference back to Malachi 1:2-4. At this point, Jacob could have told Rebekah “this is the wrong thing to do,” but self-interest won the day. Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated". Also, this happened when they were a bit older than ten. This, then, is what’s wrong with Esau. After all, in the first three verses of Malachi there is an instance of personification (Israel speaks as one person) and there are two … And they wept” (Genesis 33:4). Marcelo is the pastor of Iglesia Conexiones, and the author of Biblical Prayer for Today's Believers: Transform Your Prayer Life. Jacob shows no attachment to Esau or vice versa. Why did God allow Jacob to steal Esau’s blessing and get away with it? Change ). In Malachi 1:2-3, God is not really talking about the persons Jacob and Esau: He is talking about the nations Israel and Edom. Where Esau seems gloriously wild, Jacob is… domesticated. Maybe, maybe not. How do they know? so much more like hero material. ( Log Out /  One should take in consideration the context in which Paul makes this reference. So many interpretations and comments pro Jacob, anti Esau lead me to be believe that within your perspective people of the earth, hunters, tend to be evil. Why? The narrative portions of the Old Testament are frequently fairly opaque when it comes to levelling moral judgment against a person. He’s willing to trade something of ongoing importance (his property rights as the firstborn) and infinite value (including the promises made to Abraham that God had not fulfilled yet) for a bowl of stew. Esau disobeyed God in marrying these women. This birthright that was the bargaining chip of the brothers consisted of the following: God knows the hearts of men and women and can see how they will react to His ways. God didn’t have anything personal against Ishmael, so why He have something personal against Esau? The Talmud learns that the day of Abraham’s death was the same day Esau violated a young bride and committed his first murder, in addition to other sins. 1 0. It reads like “bow down and lick my feet!” or “donkeys will learn to talk first” or “when pigs fly!”  The “yeah, right!” ludicrous request of someone who’s still cooking. It is not that Esau could not repent of selling his birthright, but that Esau could not persuade his father to repent about the stolen blessing given to Jacob. But we do know that Isaac did not repent of giving the blessing to Jacob, even though Esau sought him with tears to repent. Esau, who placed little value on his birthright, gave no consideration to the consequences of the bargain and willingly agreed. 2 Pet. Conclusion: God is in control of our world and our lives. In Romans 9:13, Paul makes a reference to Malachi 1:2-3, where God states that he loved Jacob and hated Esau. Let me respond by offering a series of observations. And Jacob said, Swear to me this day; and he sware unto him: and he sold his birthright unto Jacob. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. In part one we saw that Esau’s priorities were wrong and he had no thought for consequences. Finding Edom: Who Are The Edomites Today? And yet the Bible unequivocally singles out Jacob for God’s blessing and Esau for Scriptural censure. "Esau asked, What do you mean by all these droves I met? This burden is further defined as a word from the Lord (cf. Verses 10-12. What Did Esau Look Like? What did poor old Esau do to deserve that? He’s the manly man, out in the open country, a hunter, and later a leader of men, where Jacob seems like a mama’s boy, at home in the woman’s world of the tented encampment. The biggest error that Esau could have made was the fact that he did not think much of the fullness of the birthright. It has everything to do with God choosing one man and … On the other hand, God did not choose Esau and his descendants as the recipients of the Abrahamic Covenant, so therefore God did not choose to love Edom in the same way He loves Israel. Beginning on verse 10 of Romans 9, Paul now demonstrates that the Abrahamic Covenant is not even for all of Abraham’s descendants through Isaac, but only for those through Isaac’s son Jacob, not Esau. God’s point is that when God declared Jacob and his descendants to be the recipients of the Abrahamic Covenant, God chose to love the nation Israel. The Bible seems fairly convinced that, as stupid as it sounds. Why did He only say to Rebekah that one will serve the other if He meant I love one of them and I hate the other? Whatever. 1) When Esau says he is about to die, is this figuratively (from hunger) or literally he thinks he is close to dying from old age? It had no value for him. Isaac loved Esau and Rebekah loved Jacob (Genesis 25:27–28). That is why God rejected Esau and chose Jacob. But Esau said, I already have plenty, my brother. Something to fill his stomach for a few hours. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Before Esau and Jacob were born, God had decided that Esau would serve his brother Jacob. But God did not decide that hatred would occur. ( Log Out /  In light of these factors, one can safely conclude that Romans 9:11-13 does not teach unconditional election (the doctrine of Calvinism that teaches God chooses some people to believe in Jesus Christ for salvation and others to reject Jesus Christ for condemnation); instead, Romans 9:11-13 teaches that God unconditionally elected Jacob and his descendants as the recipients of the Abrahamic Covenant. Averell A. Lv 7. Esau sold his position of inheritance for self-indulgence...twice!! When Esau was younger, he was taught and inspired by his grandfather to be righteous and G‑d fearing. Did not think much of the birthright. 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