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Genesis 25:25

Overview - Genesis 25
The sons of Abraham by Keturah.
The division of his goods.
His age, death, and burial.
11 God blesses Isaac.
12 The generations of Ishmael.
17 His age and death.
19 Isaac prays for Rebekah, being barren.
22 The children strive in her womb.
24 The birth of Esau and Jacob.
27 Their different characters and pursuits.
29 Esau sells his birthright.
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Genesis 25:25  (King James Version)
And the first came out red, all over like an hairy garment; and they called his name Esau.
 


Esau
The word Esau has been generally considered to imply made, formed, or perfected; or perfect, robust, etc. But it appears to be a dialectical variation of the Arabic atha, to be covered with hair; whence athai, hairy, as no doubt the word Esau imports, in allusion to the circumstance of his being covered with red hair or down at his birth.
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