Son of Isaac and Rebekah and the older twin brother of Jacob.
Esau was a hunter and a man of the field
Esau was the eldest son of Isaac
brother. As firstborn Esau had a birthright to a double share of
inheritance, but he sold this birthright to Jacob for a bowl of stew.
Esau was a skillful hunter and Isaac's favorite son. When Isaac
was near death he asked Esau to bring him a meal of wild game and then
Isaac would bless him. While Esau hunted, Jacob disguised himself
as Esau, brought food, and received a blessing. Esau was angry and
Jacob departed to live with his uncle Laban. When Jacob returned,
many years later, the two brothers were reconciled.
- Sells his birthright
- Tricked out of his blessing
- Reconciled with Jacob