a son of Isaac and Rebekah, twin brother of Jacob, to whom he sold his birthright. Gen. 25:21–25. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of esau

  • “The bible says Jacob have I loved, Esau have I hated,” says Chisholm.

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    The Hipster Fred Phelps

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    December 8, 2013

  • He has this wonderful brother Esau, who goes down in history as a villain.

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    Is God Evil?

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    March 11, 2009

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British Dictionary definitions for esau



Bible son of Isaac and Rebecca and twin brother of Jacob, to whom he sold his birthright (Genesis 25)
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