Explain in detail the patriarchal custom of the birthright.

Study Questions

Answer the following questions (based on the reading), save it and then submit it to the professor.

  1. Who is Eliezer?
  2. Remember the discussion about the location of Ur (Module 5). Does the location of the city of Nahor, as given by Davis, influence the location of Ur? Explain your answer.
  3. Why was Eliezer’s journey successful?
  4. Whose decision was it for Rebekkah to go with Eliezer?
  5. How old was Isaac at Abraham’s death? Ishmael?
  6. What does the mentioning of Ishmael and his sons tell us about God?
  7. “The elder shall serve the younger” tells us what about God?
  8. Explain in detail the patriarchal custom of the birthright.
  9. How did Esau feel about his birthright (Heb 12:15-17)?
  10. What practical lesson can parents learn from the story of Jacob and Esau?
  11. When a famine hit the land, what did Isaac do? Be thorough.
  12. What do the weaknesses of Biblical characters tell us about the Bible?
  13. Give another practical lesson to be learned from the story of Jacob’s deception of Isaac.
  14. Which of the interpretations of Isaac’s promise to Esau makes the most sense to you?
  15. Did Rebekkah ever see Jacob again? Explain your answer.
  16. Discuss the uniqueness of the patriarch’s monotheism.

JACOB

Bible Topics
  • Jacob flees from Esau
  • Jacob’s family
  • Jacob’s return to the land
People to Know Places to Know Terms to Know
Rachel

Leah

Bilhah

Zilpah

Sons of Jacob

Dinah

Bethel

Shechem

Week

Teraphim

Mahanaim

Israel

Peniel

Study Questions

Answer the following questions (based on the reading), save it and then submit it to the professor.

  1. Describe Jacob’s vision and its meaning.
  1. Bethel means ________________.
  2. Did Laban adopt Jacob? Explain your answer.
  3. List the children of Jacob and the meaning of their names.
  4. Are these the only children Jacob had? Explain.
  5. What are the possible causes for Laban’s attitude change toward Jacob?
  6. Define “teraphim”?
  7. Who did Jacob wrestle with?
  8. What is the meaning of “Israel”?
  9. “Peniel” means ______________
  10. Describe the events at Bethel when Jacob returned there.
  11. Why does Moses include the descendants of Esau in chapter 36?
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