esau esau  /ˈi ˌsɔ/

Definition(s):

  • (n) (Old Testament) the eldest son of Isaac who would have inherited the covenant that God made with Abraham and that Abraham passed on to Isaac; he traded his birthright to his twin brother Jacob for a mess of pottage

News

  • Fields for Our Future thanks supporters

    To the Editor: On behalf of the Fields For Our Future project, I am writing to thank the residents of Georgetown, Arrowsic, Bath and many others for your wonderful support June 4 at the Grey Havens Inn in Georgetown. It was so much fun to organize this event. Our hosts, Eve and Richard, as well as their Chef, Chef Esau, were fabulous to work with. read more
    on July 10, 2013     Source: The Times Record

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Quotes

  1. Irenaeus writes in Adversus Haereses: "Others again declare that Cain derived his being from the Power above, and acknowledge that Esau, Korah, the Sodomites, and all such persons, are related to themselves . . . They declare that Judas the traitor...
    on Apr 20, 2006 By: St Irenaeus Source: Banner of Truth

  2. Paraphrased, Cromwell said: "It is high time for me to put an end to your sitting in this place, which you have dishonored by your contempt of all virtue. ...... Ye are a pack of mercenary wretches and would like Esau sell your country for a mess of...
    on Apr 18, 2009 By: Oliver Cromwell Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

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