Esau

The origin of the name Esau is Hebrew

 

THIS IS HOW Esau IS WRITTEN IN HEBREW:

עֵשָׂו = Esav

 

The biblical meaning of the name Esau is:

“he that acts or finishes”

“hairy”

 

In The Bible:

Esau was:

the eldest son of Isaac, and twin‐brother of Jacob. *

 

*Smith’s Bible Dictionary

THE NAME Esau APPEARS IN THE BIBLE IN THE FOLLOWING VERSEs:

Genesis 25:25 KJV
“And the first came out red, all over like an hairy garment; and they called his name Esau.”

Genesis 25:26 KJV
“And after that came his brother out, and his hand took hold on Esau’s heel; and his name was called Jacob: and Isaac was threescore years old when she bare them.”

Genesis 25:27 KJV
“And the boys grew: and Esau was a cunning hunter, a man of the field; and Jacob was a plain man, dwelling in tents.”

Genesis 25:28 KJV
“And Isaac loved Esau, because he did eat of his venison: but Rebekah loved Jacob.”

Genesis 25:29 KJV
“And Jacob sod pottage: and Esau came from the field, and he was faint:”

Genesis 25:30 KJV
“And Esau said to Jacob, Feed me, I pray thee, with that same red pottage; for I am faint: therefore was his name called Edom.”

Genesis 25:32 KJV
“And Esau said, Behold, I am at the point to die: and what profit shall this birthright do to me?”

Genesis 25:34 KJV
“Then Jacob gave Esau bread and pottage of lentiles; and he did eat and drink, and rose up, and went his way: thus Esau despised his birthright.”

Genesis 26:34 KJV
“And Esau was forty years old when he took to wife Judith the daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and Bashemath the daughter of Elon the Hittite:”

Genesis 27:1 KJV
“And it came to pass, that when Isaac was old, and his eyes were dim, so that he could not see, he called Esau his eldest son, and said unto him, My son: and he said unto him, Behold, here am I.”

Genesis 27:5 KJV
“And Rebekah heard when Isaac spake to Esau his son. And Esau went to the field to hunt for venison, and to bring it.”

Genesis 27:6 KJV
“And Rebekah spake unto Jacob her son, saying, Behold, I heard thy father speak unto Esau thy brother, saying,”

Genesis 27:11 KJV
“And Jacob said to Rebekah his mother, Behold, Esau my brother is a hairy man, and I am a smooth man:”

Genesis 27:15 KJV
“And Rebekah took goodly raiment of her eldest son Esau, which were with her in the house, and put them upon Jacob her younger son:”

Genesis 27:19 KJV
“And Jacob said unto his father, I am Esau thy firstborn; I have done according as thou badest me: arise, I pray thee, sit and eat of my venison, that thy soul may bless me.”

Genesis 27:21 KJV
“And Isaac said unto Jacob, Come near, I pray thee, that I may feel thee, my son, whether thou be my very son Esau or not.”

Genesis 27:22 KJV
“And Jacob went near unto Isaac his father; and he felt him, and said, The voice is Jacob’s voice, but the hands are the hands of Esau.”

Genesis 27:23 KJV
“And he discerned him not, because his hands were hairy, as his brother Esau’s hands: so he blessed him.”

Genesis 27:24 KJV
“And he said, Art thou my very son Esau? And he said, I am.”

Genesis 27:30 KJV
“And it came to pass, as soon as Isaac had made an end of blessing Jacob, and Jacob was yet scarce gone out from the presence of Isaac his father, that Esau his brother came in from his hunting.”

Genesis 27:32 KJV
“And Isaac his father said unto him, Who art thou? And he said, I am thy son, thy firstborn Esau.”

Genesis 27:34 KJV
“And when Esau heard the words of his father, he cried with a great and exceeding bitter cry, and said unto his father, Bless me, even me also, O my father.”

Genesis 27:37 KJV
“And Isaac answered and said unto Esau, Behold, I have made him thy lord, and all his brethren have I given to him for servants; and with corn and wine have I sustained him: and what shall I do now unto thee, my son?”

Genesis 27:38 KJV
“And Esau said unto his father, Hast thou but one blessing, my father? bless me, even me also, O my father. And Esau lifted up his voice, and wept.”

Genesis 27:41 KJV
“And Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing wherewith his father blessed him: and Esau said in his heart, The days of mourning for my father are at hand; then will I slay my brother Jacob.”

Genesis 27:42 KJV
“And these words of Esau her elder son were told to Rebekah: and she sent and called Jacob her younger son, and said unto him, Behold, thy brother Esau, as touching thee, doth comfort himself, purposing to kill thee.”

Genesis 28:5 KJV
“And Isaac sent away Jacob: and he went to Padanaram unto Laban, son of Bethuel the Syrian, the brother of Rebekah, Jacob’s and Esau’s mother.”

Genesis 28:6 KJV
“When Esau saw that Isaac had blessed Jacob, and sent him away to Padanaram, to take him a wife from thence; and that as he blessed him he gave him a charge, saying, Thou shalt not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan;”

Genesis 28:8 KJV
“And Esau seeing that the daughters of Canaan pleased not Isaac his father;”

Genesis 28:9 KJV
“Then went Esau unto Ishmael, and took unto the wives which he had Mahalath the daughter of Ishmael Abraham’s son, the sister of Nebajoth, to be his wife.”

Genesis 32:3 KJV
“And Jacob sent messengers before him to Esau his brother unto the land of Seir, the country of Edom.”

Genesis 32:4 KJV
“And he commanded them, saying, Thus shall ye speak unto my lord Esau; Thy servant Jacob saith thus, I have sojourned with Laban, and stayed there until now:”

Genesis 32:6 KJV
“And the messengers returned to Jacob, saying, We came to thy brother Esau, and also he cometh to meet thee, and four hundred men with him.”

Genesis 32:8 KJV
“And said, If Esau come to the one company, and smite it, then the other company which is left shall escape.”

Genesis 32:11 KJV
“Deliver me, I pray thee, from the hand of my brother, from the hand of Esau: for I fear him, lest he will come and smite me, and the mother with the children.”

Genesis 32:13 KJV
“And he lodged there that same night; and took of that which came to his hand a present for Esau his brother;”

Genesis 32:17 KJV
“And he commanded the foremost, saying, When Esau my brother meeteth thee, and asketh thee, saying, Whose art thou? and whither goest thou? and whose are these before thee?”

Genesis 32:18 KJV
“Then thou shalt say, They be thy servant Jacob’s; it is a present sent unto my lord Esau: and, behold, also he is behind us.”

Genesis 32:19 KJV
“And so commanded he the second, and the third, and all that followed the droves, saying, On this manner shall ye speak unto Esau, when ye find him.”

Genesis 33:1 KJV
“And Jacob lifted up his eyes, and looked, and, behold, Esau came, and with him four hundred men. And he divided the children unto Leah, and unto Rachel, and unto the two handmaids.”

Genesis 33:4 KJV
“And Esau ran to meet him, and embraced him, and fell on his neck, and kissed him: and they wept.”

Genesis 33:9 KJV
“And Esau said, I have enough, my brother; keep that thou hast unto thyself.”

Genesis 33:15 KJV
“And Esau said, Let me now leave with thee some of the folk that are with me. And he said, What needeth it? let me find grace in the sight of my lord.”

Genesis 33:16 KJV
“So Esau returned that day on his way unto Seir.”

Genesis 35:1 KJV
“And God said unto Jacob, Arise, go up to Bethel, and dwell there: and make there an altar unto God, that appeared unto thee when thou fleddest from the face of Esau thy brother.”

Genesis 35:29 KJV
“And Isaac gave up the ghost, and died, and was gathered unto his people, being old and full of days: and his sons Esau and Jacob buried him.”

Genesis 36:1 KJV
“Now these are the generations of Esau, who is Edom.”

Genesis 36:2 KJV
“Esau took his wives of the daughters of Canaan; Adah the daughter of Elon the Hittite, and Aholibamah the daughter of Anah the daughter of Zibeon the Hivite;”

Genesis 36:4 KJV
“And Adah bare to Esau Eliphaz; and Bashemath bare Reuel;”

Genesis 36:5 KJV
“And Aholibamah bare Jeush, and Jaalam, and Korah: these are the sons of Esau, which were born unto him in the land of Canaan.”