Stolen Birthrights Jacob, Esau, and Healing The Politics of Revenge

Stolen Birthrights Jacob, Esau, and Healing The Politics of Revenge
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Publisher’s Note: Obviously the author of this article sees the Jews as being Israel, and not Edomites themselves, but nevertheless contains some useful information.

THE CONFLICT BETWEEN THE ISRAELIS AND THE PALESTINIANS is similar in many ways to that between the United States and Latin America. Is there a connection?

As Israel has spread among the nations, so has Edom. Prophecy says that a time would come, when Jacob’s sins would allow Esau to revolt against him [Gen 28.39-41]. Esau would inhabit some of the drier areas of the earth, be dominated by Jacob, have a bitter vendetta against him, and eventually throw off Anglo-Saxon/Israeli rule.

US-Latin American relations reads like a Jacob and Esau story. Esau was the red-skinned macho man, a warrior and a hunter. He would give you the shirt off his back but if you crossed him, he would likely kill you. Jacob was the Anglo, easy-going, money-minded, but ready to rip you off. Even though God intended Jacob to get the birthright, Jacob went out and stole it and Esau’s descendants have never forgiven him.