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Why does the author of Hebrews picture Esau as an immoral and godless person?

The birthright was the passing along, the actualization, of God's promise to Abraham of offspring through Isaac. The offspring in view are both numberless, as the sand, and singular, as the Christ: ...
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What is the difference between the Edomites and the Amalekites?

Esau was the progenitor of the Edomites. Pretty straightforward. Now whilst Amalek was indeed the grandson of Esau, who later had children of his own called the Amalekites, there existed another "...
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What is the Christian understanding of the vision of Obadiah?

On 14th December 2002 I took shorthand notes of a lecture on the book of Obadiah, given by John L. Mackay. He was a graduate of Glasgow, Oxford and London universities, and became an internationally ...
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What is the Christian understanding of the vision of Obadiah?

Historical Overview: The Edomites were descendants of Esau, the twin brother of Jacob and grandson of Abraham. In the fifth century B.C., a people called the Nabateans defeated the Edomites and ...
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Why does the author of Hebrews picture Esau as an immoral and godless person?

The idea of Esau's immorality and godlessness is derived from the biblical account of his lack of appreciation of his birthright and his plan to kill Jacob. However, there are also many stories about ...
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