He feared his father would curse him as soon as he felt him, but Rebecca offered to take the curse herself, then insisted that Jacob obey her.Jacob did as his mother instructed and, when he returned with the kids, Rebekah made the savory meat that Isaac loved.(Esau referred to the dish as "that same red pottage", giving rise to his nickname, Hebrew: (`Edom, meaning "Red").) Jacob offered to give Esau a bowl of stew in exchange for his birthright, to which Esau agreed.
The artwork is based on Genesis –22 and graphically represents the scenes alluded to in the hymn "Nearer, My God, to Thee" and the spiritual "We Are Climbing Jacob's Ladder" as well as other musical works.
As a result of a severe drought in Canaan, Jacob and his sons moved to Egypt at the time when his son Joseph was viceroy.
Jacob's twelve sons, named in Genesis, were Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Dan, Naphtali, Gad, Asher, Issachar, Zebulun, Joseph, and Benjamin. The twelve sons became the progenitors of the "Tribes of Israel".
Jacob's Dream statue and display on the campus of Abilene Christian University.
Isaac then blessed Jacob with the blessing that was meant for Esau.
Genesis –29 states Isaac's blessing: "Therefore God give thee of the dew of heavens, and the fatness of the earth, and plenty of corn and wine: Let people serve thee: be lord over thy brethren, and let thy mother's sons bow down to thee: cursed be every one that curseth thee, and blessed be he that blesseth thee." Jacob had scarcely left the room when Esau returned from the hunt to prepare his game and receive the blessing.
After 17 years in Egypt, Jacob died, and the length of Jacob's life was 147 years.
Joseph carried Jacob's remains to the land of Canaan, and gave him a stately burial in the same Cave of Machpelah as were buried Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, Rebecca, and Jacob's first wife, Leah.
Isaac demanded that Jacob come close so he could feel him, but the goatskins felt just like Esau's hairy skin.