Jacob commands his party to abandon their other gods. God makes a covenant to Jacob and renamed him Israel. Deborah, Rachel, and Isaac die and are buried in Bethel.
Esau takes another wife. Jacob flees to Harran to find a wife and to flee Esau’s wrath. Jacob dreams of God and receives his promise.
Jacob and Rebekah trick the blind Isaac into giving Jacob his dying blessing.
This one-chapter interlude interrupts the story of Jacob and Esau and gives some historical asides about Isaac, his relationship with local tribal rulers, and a treaty he signed with Abimelek after disputes over wells.
The death of Abraham, the descendants of Ishmael, and Isaac’s sons Jacob and Esau. Esau sells his birthright to Jacob for a bowl of soup.
This romantic interlude tells how Abrahams servant went back to his clan in Aram-Naharaim, a region in Northwest Mesopotamia. He stops in the town of Nahor. This is likely in southern Turkey.
God commands Abraham to sacrifice his son Isaac.
Sarah gives birth to Isaac. Abraham turns out Hagar and Ishmael. Abraham and Abimelek establish the treaty of Beersheba.