Jacob Fears Esau (Rabel)

METAPHYSICAL BIBLE INTERPRETATION OF THE OLD TESTAMENT
This is a series of lectures given by Mr. Edward Rabel, member of the faculty of S.M.R.S.
Fall semester 1975 - 2nd. Yr. Class. Lecture given on October 20, 1975

Topic: 42
Gen. 32, p. 158 of transcript.

Jacob Fears Esau

Now Chapter 32 returns to Jacob's fear of his brother Esau. We're not done with that yet and this does represent one of the deepest rooted fears in our mentality. Esau represents our physical body which has been subjected to harsh treatment by our thinking especially our intellectual thinking so the mind of man fears what it believes the body can do to the man, even to the extent that the body can kill the man. This is a deep rooted, deep sub-consciously rooted fear in the mentality of most of mankind - what the body can do to me. So he is still trying to escape the wrath of his brother Esau.

Transcribed by Margaret Garvin on February 15, 2015.