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.
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.