by Betty Rhodes

Two children struggled together within Rebekah; so she went to enquire of the LORD as to why they struggled within her womb. The LORD said unto her, TWO NATIONS are in thy womb, and two manners of peoples shall be separated from thy bowels; and the one race of people shall be stronger than the other race of people, and the elder shall serve the younger.

The Lord informed Rebekah that she had TWO NATIONS [i.e. two races] of people within her womb, and the firstborn would serve the second born. If the birth of Esau and Jacob is factual, then the Elohiym had implanted Rebekah with two separate embryos, so TWO very different nations would come out of this one ‘woman’ - and the master physician-scientist, Enki, was surely capable of doing such selective implantation.

When Rebekah reached the time to deliver her babies, indeed there were twins in her womb. The first came out hairy [‘red’ is incorrect – see the chapter on red-hair dreams] all over, like a hairy garment; and they called his name, Esau. Next came his brother out and his hand took hold of Esau's heel; and his name was called Jacob: and their father, Isaac, was threescore years old when his wife bore them.

The boys grew and Esau was a cunning hunter, a man of the field; and Jacob was a plain man, dwelling in tents. Isaac loved Esau because he did eat of his venison: but Rebekah loved Jacob most. Jacob sod pottage: and Esau came in from the field and felt faint, so Esau said to Jacob, Feed me, I pray thee, with that same red pottage; for I am faint: thus Jacob served the pottage unto Esau, and therefore was Esau's name called Edom because of the red pottage.

In addition, Jacob said; sell me this day thy birthright. Esau said, Behold, I am at the point of death: and what profit shall this birthright do to me? Therefore, Jacob said, Swear to me this day; and he swore unto him: and Esau sold his birthright unto Jacob. Then Jacob gave Esau bread and pottage of red lentils; and Esau did eat and drink, and rose up, and went on his way: thus, Esau despised his birthright.

The Lord had informed Rebekah that the older son, Esau, would serve the younger son, Jacob, all the days of his life and this servitude would continue all the days of his descendant’s lives.

The story of Jacob and Esau tells of two nations born to Isaac and Rebekah. The two ‘nations’ struggled before they were born, and they would, and will, struggle for all time – hating each other. It is doubtful the story depicts actual blood brothers, but its primary intent is to show a PATTERN, and with this pattern, truth becomes obvious - to those who have wisdom. In essence, the story is leaving a trail [a waymark] for us to follow.

Esau was the first-born ‘twin’, and Jacob was born shortly thereafter. However, Esau sold his birthright to Jacob for a bowl of red porridge, and so Jacob thereafter becomes the ‘first-born’ of Isaac. Esau would serve his brother, Jacob, who forever remains more powerful and influential in the world, than does Esau.

The older son serving the younger son is common in Scriptural history.  Other incidence is the pattern of Ephraim and Manasseh, who were grandsons of Jacob.  Jacob blesses the younger of the two brothers with the bigger blessing, which puzzles their father, Joseph, but nevertheless it is implemented and Ephraim receives over and above what his older brother, Manasseh, would receive.  In addition, Ephraim - grandson of Jacob, has bestowed upon him the title of ‘first-born’ of the Israelite tribes, therefore, Jacob adopts Ephraim and thereafter becomes Jacob’s ‘first-born’.  Both stories, Esau-Jacob, and Ephraim-Manasseh, are important because they reveal a pattern for detecting truth.  Not any less remembered is the story of the two brothers, Cain and Abel. Jealousy arises and Cain ends up killing his brother, Abel. Remember, the same pattern was set forth much earlier with Enki and Enlil, the younger  brother received more control and glory than his older brother – patterns repeat for purposes.

The pattern formulated in the Garden of Eden reflects throughout the entire Biblical history of the Hebrew people. Enki, portrayed as the serpent, [should be 'he who knows great wisdom'], entices the woman, Eve, who actually carries out the scheme to deceive Lord Enlil.  In the story of Jacob and Esau, Rebekah plays the enticer. Jacob, and his mother, Rebekah, together, conspire to deceive Isaac; and Jacob, is the successful son in the conspiracy, just as Ephraim receiving greater blessings.

Understanding history becomes much easier when keeping in mind these important patterns. Patterns do not lie. It is obvious that Esau has always hated Jacob, not the other way around. It is also obvious that the Arabs have always hated the Jews, and not the other way around. These particular scenarios, [the Garden of E.din story, and the Esau/Jacob story], reveal the struggling between the Jews and the Arabs - the pattern speaks for itself in both cases. These are stories that reveal a pattern – it is up to us to figure out what the patterns mean.
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Gen 12:1 Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will show thee: 2 And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: 3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.

Gen 26:14 And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and thou shalt spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south: and in thee and in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed.

Gen 24:60 And they blessed Rebekah, and said unto her, Thou art our sister, be thou the mother of thousands of millions, and let thy seed possess the gate of those which hate them.