Esau's Descendants

Genesis 35-36

August 28, 2018

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A funny thing happened when I was drawing the Esau lineages. I tried to match the ladies to his wives as I drew them in chapter 27, but accidentally messed it up! So that's why the "lineage skirts" sort of cross over each other. Turned out alright anyway. I was interested to see how Esau's descendants seemed to do so well and have so much success. I think one lesson here is that earthly success is not necessarily an indicator that God has favour on you. The author describes the success of Esau, and then talks about Jacob's son getting enslaved and persecuted. How is that showing favour? But as Joseph himself later says, "what you (my persecutors) meant for evil, God meant for good."