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Esau (Biblical figure)

Works: 156 works in 231 publications in 5 languages and 5,707 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Religious fiction  Fiction  Drama  Juvenile works  Film adaptations  Biography  Sermons 
Classifications: BS1199.A66, 296.12083058927
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Publications about Esau
Most widely held works about Esau
    Ishmael on the border rabbinic portrayals of the first Arab by Carol Bakhos( file )
    3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,173 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
    The forsaken first-born a study of a recurrent motif in the patriarchal narratives by Roger Syrén( file )
    4 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 944 libraries worldwide
    Here is a blueprint for a new interdisciplinary approach that decompartmentalizes disciplines for the study of this district of the Achaemenid Empire including Syria, Phoenicia, Palestine and Cyprus
    Esau by James R Shott( Book )
    3 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in English and held by 702 libraries worldwide
    Esau, an often maligned character, comes alive through the eyes of Mahalath, Adah, and other women who become his wives
    Jacob and Esau by Mary Auld( Book )
    5 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 469 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
    La genèse Genesis ( visu )
    3 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in Bambara and French and held by 228 libraries worldwide
    Based on chapters 33-37 of Genesis told from an African perspective, the film portrays the bitter rivalry between the brothers Jacob and Esau
    Thoughts upon several passages of Scripture, both in the Old and New Testament, relative to Jacob and Esau with incidental excursions. by Samuel Dexter( file )
    8 editions published in 1791 in English and held by 205 libraries worldwide
    Jacob and Es̀au by Nicholas Udall( Book )
    2 editions published in 1956 in English and held by 195 libraries worldwide
    Jacob and Esau by Leon Baxter( Book )
    2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 155 libraries worldwide
    Retells how Jacob stole his brother's birthright by disguising himself in hairy goatskins to deceive his weak-eyed father
    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 151 libraries worldwide
    Brotherhood and inheritance : a canonical reading of the Esau and Edom traditions by Bradford A Anderson( Book )
    6 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 138 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 as brotherhood and inheritance
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Alternative Names
ʻEśaṿ (Biblical figure)
English (60)
Bambara (4)
Korean (1)
German (1)
French (1)
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