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    1.) What was the delicacy that Esau provided that his father Isaac loved to eat?
           young goat

    2.) Esau brought his father a meal and expected Isaac to bless him. Why did Isaac not bless Esau?
           He did not want to.
           Jacob was the older son and therefore the blessing rightly belonged to him.
           His wife told him that an angel had appeared to her and told her to tell him not to.
           He had already given the blessing to Jacob.

    3.) What did Esau plan to do to Jacob after their father had died?
           Kill him.
           Rob him.
           Make him manager over all of his possessions.
           Give him his portion of the inheritance.

    4.) When Esau saw that Isaac had cautioned Jacob against marrying a Canaanite woman, what did he do?
           Went to Canaan and slaughtered all the women.
           Went to Canaan and took an Ishmaelite wife.
           Went and dwelt at the borders of Canaan but did not actually cross over it.
           Moved his habitation further away from Canaan to please his father.

    5.) How many men did Esau have with him when he went to meet his brother Jacob?

    6.) Jacob was very apprehensive about meeting Esau after so many years apart, and particularly seeing that at the time of their parting Esau wanted to kill Jacob. What happened when they met?
           Esau shot an arrow which struck Jacob between the plates of his armor and he sank to the ground and died.
           Esau drew his sword and smote Jacob on the hip so that he walked with a limp ever after.
           They embraced each other, but Esau had a dagger hidden in his garment with which he cut Jacob through the heart.
           They embraced and kissed each other, and wept.

    7.) Who was the other person who helped Esau bury Isaac?
           A servant who is not named.

    8.) What is the name of the people who were descended from Esau?

    9.) Two Old Testament prophets prophesied against Esau - who were they?
           Obadiah and Malachi
           Ezekiel and Nahum
           Habakkuk and Micah
           Joel and Hosea

    10.) How did the writer of the letter to the Hebrews describe Esau?
           The eldest son, from whom his birthright was stolen.
           The father of the Edomites and worthy of much honor.
           A foolish man who said within his heart, There is no God.
           A profane person, who sold his birthright for a morsel of meat.

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