Isaac Deceives Jacob and Receives Esau's Blessing
“And he discerned him not, because his hands were hairy, as his brother Esau’s hands. So he blessed him.” Genesis 27:23 ASV
Illustration of Jacob kneeling at Isaac’s feet. Isaac’s left hand rests on Jacob’s hand and his right hand is on Jacob’s head. Jacob’s left arm can be seen covered in fur, which he used to trick Isaac into believing he was blessing Esau. Isaac sits on a bed surrounded by curtains of fabric. The food and wine sits nearby (left). Rebecca is standing in the doorway, leaning on a post. A man, most likely Esau, can be seen in the distant background, blowing a horn, and running with an animal.
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Right Rev. Richard Gilmour, D.D. Bible History: Containing the Most Remarkable Events of the Old and New Testaments, with a Compendium of Church History (New York, New York: Benziger Brothers, 1904) 27