Patriarchs and Prophets -- Study Guide


Chapter 16: Jacob and Esau

1. Contrast the characters of Jacob and Esau. Compare the story of Jacob and Esau with the story of Cain and Abel. PP-SG 18.1

2. What was wrong with Esau’s decision to marry Canaanite women? PP-SG 18.2

3. Esau, in selling his birthright, showed greater interest in satisfying his immediate appetite than in obtaining his future, spiritual rewards. What lessons can we learn regarding the power of the appetite? PP-SG 18.3

4. Can you think of a situation where you, like Jacob, might resort to evil to bring about God’s plan? How might God provide for you if you remain faithful and wait for things to change with His timing? PP-SG 18.4