Genesis 36

In Chapter 10, before the writer concentrates on the line of Abraham, the names of other nations are recorded. In a similar way in this chapter, before concentration on the family of Jacob, a list of Esau’s descendants is given.

  1. Jacob and Esau were both sinners.
    What, however, was the vital and decisive difference between them?
    Do we ever read anything similar to 35:1-7 recorded of Esau? Cf. Heb. 12:16, 17.
  2. It was foretold before their birth that each of Rebekah’s twin sons would beget a nation (25:23).
    Was it the case with the nations, as it was with their progenitors, that the one was chosen of God and the other rejected, and, if so, why?
    Cf. Obad. 1-4, 8-10, 17, 18; Mal. 1:2-5.
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