Jacob & Esau: Sibling Rivalry
April 19, 2013 • Genesis 27-28
In history and before psychologists like Sigmund Freud showed up, it's possible no one ever used the phrase “sibling rivalry” to describe what can sometimes go on between brothers and sisters in families. But whether that exact phrase was used, the fact is that history is filled with the conflicts that are unique to siblings. The Bible’s first and most famous example was what happened between the twin brothers known as Jacob and Esau. But as we will see today on Groundwork, it looks like in some ways it was God himself who stirred the pot of this particular sibling rivalry. Why might that be?