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Esau

     
Esau
in the Old Testament of the Bible, the son of Isaac, and the older brother of Jacob, whose twin (=one of two children born at the same time) he was. Esau was very hungry and so he sold his birthright (=the property or possessions that he had a right to receive from his parents) to Jacob for "a mess of pottage", that is, for some soup that Jacob had made.

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