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.
- 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.
- 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.