When Isaac blessed his son Jacob, how many words did he use? And why is this important? And Jacob’s brother, Esau, is described as “ruddy”. Only one other person in the Bible is so described. Do you know who it was, and why it is important? These and other questions are discussed. So join us for a tour of some of the amazing details found in the Hebrew of this portion.
Genesis 25:23 And Adonai said to her, “Two nations are in your womb, and two peoples from within you shall be divided…”
י = 10
Psalm 83:4-8 They lay crafty plans against Your people; they consult together against Your treasured ones. For they conspire with one accord against You they make a covenant – the tents of (1) Edom and the (2) Ishmaelites, (3) Moab and the (4) Hagrites, (5) Gebal and (6) Ammon and (7) Amalek, (8) Philistia with the inhabitants of (9) Tyre; (10) Assyria also has joined them…
Genesis 25:25 The first came out red, all his body like a hairy cloak, so they called his name Esau.
1 Samuel 16:12 And he sent and brought [David] in. Now he was ruddy and had beautiful eyes and was handsome. And Adonai said, “Arise, anoint him, for this is he.”
Isaac’s blessing of Jacob = 26 words
Genesis 27:46 Then Rebekah said to Isaac, “I am disgusted with my life because of the Hittite women…”
ק = Kof (קוף)
When a man does not elevate himself beyond the ordinary, when a man does not act in a way to create sacredness, when a man does not endow his situation with holiness, man is no more than an ape. (Robert M. Haralick)
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