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A-Z: General definitions: Mess of Pottage
DefinitionIn the Old Testament Book of Genesis, Esau, the elder son of Isaac, gave up his birthright to his brother Jacob in exchange for a mess of pottage (bowl of stew).
The first Book of the Bible, containing an account of God's creation of the universe, of earth and of humans, then his dealings with the family of Abraham.
In the Old Testament book of Genesis the son of Isaac and Rebekah; elder twin brother of Jacob.
In the Old Testament the son of Abraham, father of Esau and Jacob, husband of Rebekah.
In Bible times the firstborn male had many privileges, including being entitled to a double portion of the inheritance from his father.
In the Old Testament the son of Isaac and Rebekah and twin brother of Esau. He wrestled with God and was often devious.
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