- When Isaac was old
and approaching the end of his life, whom did he
intend to bless?
- Whose idea was it
that Jacob should pretend to be Esau and deceive
- Because Isaac's
eyesight was failing, he had to rely on other
clues to distinguish between his sons. Esau was
very hairy. How did Jacob make himself seem to be
- When Jacob came to
Isaac and claimed to be Esau, what was it that
first surprised Isaac?
- Put the meaning of
Genesis 27:29 in your own words, briefly.
- When Esau found out
what Jacob had done, what did Esau resolve to do?
- Why didn't Esau do
- Rebekah told Jacob to
go where in order to escape Esau?
- Rebekah told Isaac
that the reason Jacob was going away was what?
(Gen. 27:46; also see 26:34-35.)
- Describe the dream
that Jacob had. Then read what God said to Jacob
in the dream (Gen 28:14), and also, John 1:51.
What was the meaning of Jacob's dream? Does the
dream portray communion between God and man? What
had destroyed such communion? In whom would such
communion be restored? What promise, reiterated
in Gen 28:14, pointed to the restoration of this
- If Genesis does not
anticipate the New Testament, and if Genesis is
merely the work of men, does the story about the
dream make any sense? On the other hand, if the
dream only makes sense if we believe Genesis
anticipates the New Testament, what does that
tell us about the author of Genesis?