2 Esdras 6:9:– “For Esau is the end of this world (Cosmos -world order) and Jacob is the beginning of it that followeth.”
Ephesians 6:12:– “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world (order) against spiritual wickedness in high places.”
THE FAMILY OF ABRAHAM
The Adamites had been created as God’s deputies (Genesis 1:27-28 &Psalm 8) and had failed as God knew they would; The Noahites had been given a second chance (Genesis 9:1-7) and they had failed as God knew they would. And so, as predestined, God set to work to establish a servant nation who would do His will.
He called Abram, the son of Terah of the line of faithful Shem, the son of Noah as a basis for this new nation (Genesis 12:1). It will be noted that this new nation is based on the pure blood line of Terah, the father of Abram. Abram had married his half sister, Sarai, the daughter of his father Terah by another wife. Abram’s brother Nahor had married his niece, Milkah, the daughter of the brother, Haran, who had died in Ur.(Gen. 11:29-32). Haran’s son, Lot, had children by his two daughters;the sons Moab and Ammon. (Genesis 19:34-38). All those not of the pure blood line of Terah were excluded from God’s new servant nation: Ishmael, the son of Abram by the Egyptian servant Hagar: those who had married outside the blood line, Esau who married Canaanite women and despised his birthright: and the children of incest, Moab and Ammon.