Saturday, March 10, 2012

Jacob and Esau as a background to the Prodigal Son

Hi yall,
I'm toying with the idea of Jacobs reunion with Esau in Gen 33 as a background to the story of the lost son in Luke 15.

A younger Son nicks the inheritance, (though in Genesis flourishes), returns fearful and pronouncing himself a servant, Esau (the brother, not the Father), runs, throws arms around and kisses the younger brother.

The interesting thing with this background is that Jesus seems to be saying that the lost son is like Israel.
Haven't checked any commentaries or anything yet, just chucking the idea out there

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