How did Jacob find out that he had stolen his blessing from Esau

The story of Jacob and Esau is a well-known tale from the Bible. According to the story, Jacob and Esau were twin brothers, with Esau being the older of the two. Esau was a skilled hunter and was favored by his father, Isaac, while Jacob was more of a homebody and was favored by his mother, Rebekah.

One day, when Isaac was old and blind, he called Esau to his side and asked him to prepare a meal for him. Isaac intended to give Esau his blessing, which was a significant event in their culture. However, Rebekah overheard the conversation and devised a plan to help Jacob steal the blessing from Esau.

Rebekah instructed Jacob to prepare a meal for Isaac and to dress up in Esau's clothes. Jacob was hesitant at first, but Rebekah convinced him to go along with the plan. Jacob prepared the meal and brought it to Isaac, who was suspicious at first but eventually gave Jacob his blessing, believing him to be Esau.

When Esau found out what had happened, he was furious and vowed to kill Jacob. Jacob fled to his uncle Laban's house, where he lived for many years. During this time, Jacob married Laban's daughters, Leah and Rachel, and had many children.

It wasn't until many years later, when Jacob was preparing to meet Esau again, that he found out that he had stolen Esau's blessing. According to the story, Jacob had a dream in which he wrestled with an angel. The angel touched Jacob's hip, causing him to limp, and then blessed him. When Jacob asked the angel for his name, the angel replied, "Why do you ask my name?" and then disappeared.

Jacob realized that he had been wrestling with God and that God had blessed him. He also realized that he had been wrong to steal Esau's blessing and that he needed to make amends. When Jacob met Esau again, he apologized for what he had done and offered him gifts as a sign of his repentance.

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Jamie Larson