- a son of Isaac and Rebekah, twin brother of Jacob, to whom he sold his birthright. Gen. 25:21–25.
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ESAU, an ancient who sold his birthright for a mess of breakfast food.
Had two famous sons, Esau and Jake (see both, but especially the latter).
We of the Esau line he made into leaders because of our higher intelligence.
You have as good as sold your birthright, as Esau did, in that speech.Olive in Italy
The voice is Jacob's voice, but the hands are the hands of Esau.Unwritten Literature of Hawaii
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- Bible son of Isaac and Rebecca and twin brother of Jacob, to whom he sold his birthright (Genesis 25)
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