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As Jacob kissed his father, Isaac smelled the clothes which belonged to Esau and finally accepted that the person in front of him was Esau.

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Jacob protested that his father would recognize their deception since Esau was hairy and he himself was smooth-skinned.

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.

Isaac then requested that Esau make "savory meat" for him out of the venison, according to the way he enjoyed it the most, so that he could eat it and bless Esau. It is suggested that she realized prophetically that Isaac's blessings would go to Jacob, since she was told before the twins' birth that the older son would serve the younger.

Rebecca blessed Jacob and she quickly ordered Jacob to bring her two kid goats from their flock so that he could take Esau's place in serving Isaac and receiving his blessing.

According to Genesis , Isaac and Rebecca named the first son Hebrew: The boys displayed very different natures as they matured. and Esau was a cunning hunter, a man of the field; but Jacob was a simple man, dwelling in tents" (Genesis ).

Moreover, the attitudes of their parents toward them also differed: "And Isaac loved Esau because he did eat of his venison: but Rebecca loved Jacob." (Genesis ) Genesis –34 tells the account of Esau selling his birthright to Jacob.

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.

After 17 years in Egypt, Jacob died, and the length of Jacob's life was 147 years.

Jacob had twelve sons and at least one daughter, by his two wives, Leah and Rachel, and by their handmaidens Bilhah and Zilpah.

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 did as his mother instructed and, when he returned with the kids, Rebekah made the savory meat that Isaac loved.

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