Confused, Isaac exclaimed, "The voice is Jacob's voice, but the hands are the hands of Esau! Still trying to get at the truth, Isaac asked him directly, "Art thou my very son Esau?
" and Jacob answered simply, "I am." Isaac proceeded to eat the food and to drink the wine that Jacob gave him, and then told him to come close and kiss him.
This passage tells that Esau, returning famished from the fields, begged Jacob to give him some of the stew that Jacob had just made.
(Esau referred to the dish as "that same red pottage", giving rise to his nickname, Hebrew: (`Edom, meaning "Red").) Jacob offered to give Esau a bowl of stew in exchange for his birthright, to which Esau agreed.
Jacob responded, "Because the LORD your God brought it to me." Rashi, on Genesis says Isaac's suspicions were aroused even more, because Esau never used the personal name of God.
Isaac demanded that Jacob come close so he could feel him, but the goatskins felt just like Esau's hairy skin.
Jacob's Dream statue and display on the campus of Abilene Christian University.
After 17 years in Egypt, Jacob died, and the length of Jacob's life was 147 years.
Isaac then requested that Esau make "savory meat" for him out of the venison, according to the way he enjoyed it the most, so that he could eat it and bless Esau. It is suggested that she realized prophetically that Isaac's blessings would go to Jacob, since she was told before the twins' birth that the older son would serve the younger.
Rebecca blessed Jacob and she quickly ordered Jacob to bring her two kid goats from their flock so that he could take Esau's place in serving Isaac and receiving his blessing.
As Isaac aged, he became blind and was uncertain when he would die, so he decided to bestow Esau's birthright upon him.
He requested that Esau go out to the fields with his weapons (quiver and bow) to kill some venison. As the manager of the DNS root zone, we are responsible for coordinating these delegations in accordance with our policies and procedures.