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Esau (/ˈiːsɔː/; Hebrew: עֵשָׂו; Standard Hebrew: Esav; Tiberian Hebrew: ʿĒśāw; ISO 259-3 ʕeśaw; Greek: Ἡσαῦ Hēsau; Arabic: عِيسُو‎ ‘Īsaw; meaning "Hairy" or "Rough" ), in the Jewish Bible, is the older son of Isaac. He is mentioned in the Book of Genesis,[3] and by the prophets, Obadiah and Malachi. The New Testament of the Christian Bible alludes to him in St Paul's Letter to the Romans and in the Letter to the Hebrews.
Esau is the progenitor of the Edomites and the elder twin brother of Jacob, the patriarch of the Israelites. Esau and Jacob were the sons of Isaac and Rebekah, and the grandsons of Abraham and Sarah

Esau Selling His Birthright, Hendrick ter Brugghen

Esau and Jacob (sale of primogeniture), Luca Giordano

Esau and Jacob, Matthias Stom

Esau selling his birthright, Copy after Paulus Moreelse


Esau sells his birthright, Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn


Esau sells his birthright, Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn


Esau sells his birthright, Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn

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