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    Title: Isaac Blesses Jacob



    Medium: Woodcut

    Copyright: Public Domain


    Following her mother's plan, Jacob disguises himself as his older brother Esau in order to steal his father's blessing. Jacob dresses in his brothers clothes and animal skins to fool his nearly blind father Issac and feeds him his last meal. Then Isaac blessed Jacob with the words: “And may the Lord give you of the dew of the heavens and [of] the fatness of the earth and an abundance of corn and wine. Nations shall serve you and kingdoms shall bow down to you; you shall be a master over your brothers, and your mother's sons shall bow down to you. Those who curse you shall be cursed, and those who bless you shall be blessed!”
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