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Esau (Biblical figure)

Works: 178 works in 277 publications in 3 languages and 7,784 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Drama  Fiction  Religious fiction  Educational films  Nonfiction films  Biography  Religious television programs  Made-for-TV movies 
Classifications: BS580.J3, 222.1109505
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Publications about Esau
Most widely held works about Esau
    Jacob and Esau by Mary Auld( Book )
    5 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 425 libraries worldwide
    Retells the story of the relationship between two brothers and how one uses trickery to gain their father's blessing meant for the other
    The forsaken first-born : a study of a recurrent motif in the patriarchal narratives by Roger Syrén( Book )
    4 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 267 libraries worldwide
    This provocative book combines literary and historical methods to examine the phenomenon of the ''forsaken firstborn'' in Genesis. The dignity of the firstborn sons of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Joseph-Ishmael, Esau, Reuben and Manasseh-is disregarded in the narrative and the rights inherent in their status are taken from them and conferred on a younger brother. One might easily compare this with the motif in many folktales of the youngest son outdoing his elder brothers in cleverness and skill. But unlike the folklore motif, in the book of Genesis the younger brother''s success is not due to a
    Esau by James R Shott( Book )
    2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 257 libraries worldwide
    Esau, an often maligned character, comes alive through the eyes of Mahalath, Adah, and other women who become his wives
    Jacob and Es̀au by Nicholas Udall( Book )
    2 editions published in 1956 in English and held by 196 libraries worldwide
    Ishmael on the border : rabbinic portrayals of the first Arab by Carol Bakhos( Book )
    3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 194 libraries worldwide
    "Ishmael on the Border is an in-depth study of the rabbinic treatment of Abraham's first-born son, Ishmael. This book examines Ishmael's conflicted portrayal over a thousand-year period and traces the shifts and nuances in his representation within the Jewish tradition before and after the emergence of Islam."--Jacket
    Reformation biblical drama in England : an old-spelling critical edition by Paul Whitfield White( Book )
    2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 154 libraries worldwide
    Jacob and Esau by Diana Craig( Book )
    2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 146 libraries worldwide
    Retells how Jacob stole his brother's birthright by disguising himself in hairy goatskins to deceive his weak-eyed father
    Brotherhood and inheritance : a canonical reading of the Esau and Edom traditions by Bradford A Anderson( Book )
    7 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 133 libraries worldwide
    This study offers a canonical reading of the Esau and Edom traditions, examining the portrayal of Esau and Edom in Genesis, Deuteronomy, and the prophetic material. First, it is argued that the depiction of Esau and his descendants in Genesis and Deuteronomy is, on the whole, positive. Second, it is put forward that Edom is portrayed negatively by the prophets for violating their kin, and for disrespecting the divine apportioning of the lands. Finally, it is suggested that these traditions have resonance with one another based on recurring literary and theological motifs, heuristically framed
    A copy of three letters, written by the Rev. James Wicker ... to his daughter Eliza by James Wicker( Book )
    6 editions published in 1811 in English and held by 110 libraries worldwide
    The Bible stories ( visu )
    2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 80 libraries worldwide
    For seven long years, Jacob has labored to earn the right to marry beautiful Rachel. Now the seven years are up, but Rachel's devious father substitutes his elder daughter on the wedding night. One of the greatest love stories from the Bible
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Alternative Names
ʻEśaṿ (Biblical figure)
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Korean (1)
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