I have been in charge of the childcare for volunteers' children during River Community Church's Marketplace Vacation Bible School since we started this program in 2011.

We have been working our way through the Old Testament, starting with Creation in 2011. Somehow, we have encountered Jacob for the past several years. My lessons have gotten more detailed as the years passed, but I will share all of my Jacob materials here, in case the general ideas from my rough outlines are of use to someone.

I filled our 3 1/2 hours each day with story and activities related to some of the same Jacob stories the "big" (elementary aged) children were studying. (Some of the stories weren't as appropriate for small children, so some years I started the week with the Creation story again and spent a day with Abraham, too.) Most of the time was spent in centers related to the story and in free play, so it was not truly rotation, but many ideas were gleaned from this site and some could be expanded to full Sunday-school-hour-long lessons for younger children.

Each year we had a different overarching theme for the week. Those are included in the lesson notes below. Some of the activities tie into those as well.

Resources for all lessons are noted here:

  • ASL Browser - with videos of the signs used for the memory verse: https://www.signingsavvy.com/sign/OTHER/308/1
  • I have recently discovered the retellings of Jacob's story at Paul Dallgas-Frey's website (BibleStoryGuy). They are wonderful for learning and sharing with preschoolers (and older children, too)! I recommend you take a look at them in addition to the story notes I included below.

In addition to the Jacob lessons below, see my Joseph preschool lessons that overlap with Jacob's story, in particular
Joseph's coat, which was a gift from Jacob
Jacob and his sons move to Egypt
Jacob blesses his sons (and grandsons)

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Jacob and Esau - the whole saga from stolen birthright to stolen blessing


Scripture Reference:

Genesis 25-27 

Theme:
Jesus: Author and Finisher of Our Faith

Point:
God is always in control

Memory Verse:
“My ways are not your ways.” Isaiah 55:8 

Snack: lentil soup


Supplies:

  • paper lunch bags
  • various objects for the children to feel and guess (sandpaper, yarn, pinecone, rock, ...)
  • jars
  • cotton balls with scent or other things for the children to smell and guess (vanilla, perfume, vinegar,...)
  • Air dry clay
  • Paper towels
  • toothpicks
  • small paper plates
  • CD player and CD of upbeat music
  • Journal page - photocopy page with words "God is in control, even when I feel....” and room to draw
  • Angels (die cuts - search online for sources, or have someone in the congregation who likes to scrapbook and has a Cricut die-cut machine make them for you) 

fishing line 



Lesson Plan


Opening:

Encourage children to visit centers and engage them in conversation as indicated below.

Open with a prayer.

Dig:


Book:
Jacob and Esau 

Kitchen: Encourage the children to “cook” soup for their friends. 

Science:
“Touch and Feel”
Put some objects in bags. Ask a child to reach into the bags and feel what is inside without looking. Have him whisper in a teacher’s ear his guess about what the object is. (Encourage the children to not say it aloud, so their friends can guess, too.) 

“Smell and Guess”
Put various scents in containers. Invite the child to close her eyes and smell. Have her whisper her guess about what the scent is in a teacher’s ear. (Encourage the children to not say it aloud, so their friends can guess, too.)

Talk about:
How could you tell what was in the bag or jar?
If you couldn’t see, what other ways could you learn about your world?
Explain that today’s Bible story is about someone who cannot see well.


[adapted from Bible Quest Leader’s Guide, Grades K-1, Fall 2001] 

Coloring sheets:
Do an online search.


Storytime: 

This lesson is about Jacob and Esau. In this story Esau despises his birthright for a bowl of stew. He chose earthly desires over the covenant given to his grandfather (Gen.17:1-8) and by doing this was considered "godless" (Heb.12:16). Choices are important and some can have eternal repercussions. Some choices are more important than others and this lesson will help the children realize that there are consequences to choices that they make and even the smallest decision can be very important.

Memory verse.
“My ways are not your ways.” Isaiah 55:8

[ASL Browser - videos of the signs used: See resources in first post of this lesson set for link to ASL Browser.

MY: The movement of the hand represents something being drawn to the body. 

WAYS: A modified version of PATH (the hands are parallel to each other and show a path or the outline of a road) is made with W handshapes (hold up 3 fingers). 

NOT: The A handshape (fist with thumb extended) is thrust forward from under the chin. 

YOUR: (refers to God, so the sign for God is used) The hand is raised to the heavens and then downward in a sign of respect. 

WAYS: A modified version of PATH (the hands are parallel to each other and show a path or the outline of a road) is made with W handshapes (hold up 3 fingers). 


Craft:
Make a clay bowl pinch pot - reminder of Jacob/Esau story about lentil soup.

Say: “Do any of you cook or help someone else cook? (allow for responses)

What was Jacob doing in our Bible story today? (allow for responses)

Right, he was cooking stew. What is stew? (allow for responses)

Yes, stew is like a thick soup. What do you think that Jacob used to cook his stew? (allow for responses)

He probably did use a big pot to cook in. Would Jacob have eaten his stew right out of the cooking pot? (allow for responses)

No, probably not. What would he have used to eat his stew? (allow for responses)

Yes, he would used a bowl and spoon to eat his stew. 

Today, we are going to make our own bowl out of clay. I will be giving you some clay and you may play with it for a couple of minutes. While you are playing with it, the music will be playing. When the music stops, you need to stop playing, put the clay on your paper towel and look up at me. Who is going to make a good choice and be a really good listener? (allow for responses)

Great! I’m glad that we have so many children who want to make good choices! Let’s start playing!” 

Hand each child a paper towel to use as their place mat. Start the CD player. Give each child a clump of clay to play with. Give them a couple of minutes to play, then stop the music. 

Say, “I really loved how many of you made a good choice and stopped playing when the music stopped! Ok, who’s ready to make their bowl? (allow for responses)

That’s great!” 

Demonstrate to the children how to roll their clay into a ball. Help them, if needed.

Then demonstrate how to stick their thumbs into the middle of their ball of clay to make the hole in the middle. Help if needed.

Once they have a hole in the middle of their clay, they can mold it more into the shape of a bowl.

Give the children toothpicks if they want to "etch" and embellish their bowls. 

While the children are molding their bowls, write each child’s name on a paper plate. Allow the children’s bowls to look how they want them to look. Each one should be unique, just like they are. When they are finished, help them put their bowl onto their plate and lay it off to the side to be taken home to dry. Let them know that it will take a day or two to dry, and to not handle the pot until it is dry. 

adapted from https://ministry-to-children.c...au-preschool-lesson/
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Game:
“Name that Voice”
from Bible Quest Leader’s Guide, Grades K-1, Fall 2001 

Have the children sit in a circle, facing out, with their eyes closed. Quietly tap one child on the shoulder and invite him/her to say, “God is always in control”. Everyone tries to guess the identity of the voice.
Repeat as interest allows. 

Snack:
Talk about the story and remember the bad choice Esau made for lentil soup, and how Jacob tricked his father with food and a disguise.

Journal:
This will be a book about our week together that they were working on all week and that they will take home on Friday.
“God is in control, even when I feel....”
Have the children think, draw, write or dictate about times they feel out of control. Help them think about when they are afraid or angry or at a loss for words. 


 more time for free play until

Dismissal:

Put away toys and clean up room.
Send home projects with children. 

NOTE: stay to hang angels with children's and families' names written on them from ceiling for tomorrow's story of Jacob's ladder. 

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Jacob’s Dream

Scripture Reference:

Genesis 28

Theme:
Jesus: Author and Finisher of Our Faith

Point:
God always keeps His promises.

Memory Vers:
“The LORD is faithful to all His promises.” Psalm 145:13b

Snack:
dreamsicles and water


Supplies List:IMG_5705

  • Before Class - Decorate the room with angels hanging from ceiling
  • Chutes and Ladders
  • Paper cup and/or Dixie cup
  • tacky craft glue
  • muffin cups
  • 1 large circle and 2 small circles from cardstock for the face and hands
  • gold chenille stem
  • heart shape gem or sticker
  • something for hair (like a small feathery boa)
  • Journal page that says "God keeps His promises" 

Lesson Plan:


Opening:

Encourage children to visit centers and engage them in conversation as indicated below.

Open with a prayer.

Dig:

Blocks: Encourage the children to build stairs or ladders with the blocks. 

Game:
Chutes and Ladders - talk about good choices and bad choices made by children on gameboard. 

Coloring sheets:  Do an online search.


Storytime:
This lesson is about Jacob's ladder. As Jacob is travelling away from home (running from his brother Esau) he receives a message from God through a dream. Maybe Jacob was worried and uncertain about his future and God knew he needed a message. God assured Jacob that he will watch over him and provide for him and his generations to come. In return Jacob vows to follow God and give Him back a portion of what he receives. 

A retelling of this story can be found at the DLTK website

Review memory verse.

“The LORD is faithful to all His promises.” Psalm 145:13b
[ASL Browser - videos of the signs used: See resources in first post of this lesson set for link to ASL Browser.

LORD: The sign KING (handshape moves from the chest to the waist while crossing the body; the movement indicates the location of the royal sash worn by kings) is made with a L handshape (form an L with the thumb and index finger). 

FAITH(ful): The signs THINK (index finger touches the forehead which is the location of the mind) and HOLD (hands hold [grip] something) are combined. 

ALL: The hand moves in a circle and then ends up in the palm of the other hand to show that everything (all) is included. 

HIS: The open hand is associated with the concept of possession. When it is done in the same location as the sign HE (the pronouns he, she, and it are indicated in signs by pointing to the side or pointing directly to the person or object being referred) it becomes HIS. 

PROMISES: The index finger is placed against the mouth in a gesture of indicating that one should not talk about something. The hand is then placed over the fist to show that what is known will be kept hidden. 


Craft:IMG_5708
Paper cup angels
Talk about Jacob's dream while the children create angels.

http://jennwa.blogspot.com/200...aper-cup-angels.html 

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Music:

DLTK's Bible Songs for Kids.

Jacob's Walk:

http://www.dltk-bible.com/jacobs_walk.htm

To the tune of "The Farmer in the Dell" (with actions at the DLTK site - only a sample included here; see DLTK for all of the verses): 

Jacob took a walk, 
Jacob took a walk,
He walked and walked all by himself;
Jacob took a walk. 
Jacob went to sleep...... 

Jacob's Ladder
traditional, additional lyrics by Pete Seeger
We are climbing Jacob's ladder.......

This is a copyrighted song, but all the verses can be found online in numerous forms.
©1993 Sanga Music. Inc (BMI) All Rights Reserved. 

Snack:IMG_5671
Remember Jacob’s dream, and the story of Jacob, as you enjoy Dreamsicles. 

Journal:
Have the children think about how God keeps His promises. Have them draw or list His promises to them. 


A lesson posted by Amy Crane

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Summary of first part of Jacob’s story through Jacob meets the LORD (Jacob’s Ladder) 

(Gospel presentation)

Scripture Reference:

Genesis 28:10-22 (plus highlights review Genesis 25:19-28:9)

(from a different year with a few different activities from the lesson above) 

Theme:
Jesus: Our Potter

Point:
God wants us to know Him. 

Memory Verse:
You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:13 (ESV)  

Snack:
moon pies and lemonade


Supplies List:

  • Memory card game
  • Play Doh
  • Stone mosaic supplies:
  • Metal coaster to hold mosaic
  • Small stones
  • Plaster
  • Water
  • Container to mix plaster in
  • Stirrer [or use air dry clay instead of mixing plaster]
  • Memory verse on a sticker (mail label sized) 

Lesson Plan


Opening:

Greet the children and introduce yourself.

Open with a prayer.

Dig: 


Art:
Play doh {remember the Potter memory verse – talk about plans to make something and then make it} 

Blocks:
Encourage the children to build stairs/ladders 

Game:
Memory matching game {tie to seek me, find me memory verse} 

Coloring sheet:
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-MhR_...Xw/s1600/08Jacob.gif 


Storytime:

Remember Abraham? He and Sarah had a son named Isaac. Isaac and his wife Rebecca had two sons (twins!) named Jacob and Esau. Esau was the oldest, and Isaac loved him best. But Rebecca loved Jacob.
(story to share below) 

Learn memory verse:
You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:13 

[ASL Browser - videos of the signs used: See resources in first post of this lesson set for link to ASL Browser.

YOU The index finger points straight ahead. This is a natural gesture for indicating a person. 

SEEK The C handshape (hand curved in a C shape) is circled around the face as it moves to the side. 

ME The index finger points straight up. This is a natural gesture for indicating God. 

FIND The thumb and forefinger pick up something from other hand, held flat and verticle. 

ME The index finger points straight up. This is a natural gesture for indicating God. 

WHEN One index finger circles the other and then lands on the tip. 

YOU The index finger points straight ahead. This is a natural gesture for indicating a person. 

SEEK The C handshape (hand curved in a C shape) is circled around the face as it moves to the side. 

WITH The A handshapes (fist with thumb on outside) come together. 

ALL The hand moves in a circle and then ends up in the palm of the other hand to show that everything (all) is included. 

HEART The middle finger taps the chest over the area of the heart. 


Craft:
Memory stone- mosaic
http://www.pbs.org/parents/cra...r-kids/mini-mosaics/
http://www.dickblick.com/produ...plaster/#description non toxic 

Talk about how Jacob set up the stone in today’s story as a memorial, as a reminder of God in that place. Tell the children we are making something to help us remember the story.

Mix plaster, put in small round coaster form. Or use air dry clay.
Children will need to work quickly before plaster hardens: Press rocks into plaster as a reminder of the story. 

Put a sticker with the memory verse on the bottom of the coaster. 

Music:

Jacob's Ladder
traditional, additional lyrics by Pete Seeger
We are climbing Jacob's ladder
We are climbing Jacob's ladder
We are climbing Jacob's ladder



Jacob's Ladder 

This story from the Bible is about Jacob. His grandparents were Abraham and Sarah; his father was Isaac. 

He had a twin brother named Esau, whom he tricked out of his blessing from his father Isaac. Even though they were twins, Esau was born first so he should have received the special blessing from his father, not Jacob. Jacob and his mother Rebekah tricked Isaac by making Jacob seem hairy like his brother Esau. Since Isaac could barely see he wasn't able to tell who was who. In the end Esau was very upset that he didn't receive the special blessing, so he decided he would kill Jacob as soon as their father died. 

It seems very wrong that Jacob took Esau's blessing but the Lord knew it would happen this way. The Lord told Rebekah when she was pregnant that she had two nations inside of her, one would be stronger than the other and the older will serve the younger. 

So even though Jacob wasn't the oldest son who should have received the blessing, this is the way God wanted it to be. 

Rebekah knew about Esau's plan to kill Jacob so she told him to get out of town until Esau wasn't so mad anymore. 

So Jacob left. I'm thinking Jacob either walked or was riding a camel and at the end of a long day of travelling he decided to stop for the night. It must have been a warm evening because Jacob just slept under the stars. He didn't have a pillow with him, so he found a good size stone to lay his head on. 

He must have been tired because he fell into a deep sleep and began to dream. First he saw a long stairway that touched the ground, with the very top of it reaching heaven. 

Next he saw angels of God moving up and down the stairway. I imagine they were floating just above the stairs almost like one escalator going up and the other down. 

Above the stairway or even close to Jacob stood the Lord. The Lord then spoke to Jacob saying, "I am the Lord, the God of your father Abraham and Isaac. I will give you and all your family to come, the land on which you are lying. Your family will continue to grow through each generation, as much as the dust of the earth." (Which is LOTS! It reminds me of God’s promise to Abraham – remember, the stars?) 

"All of your family will spread out all over and you will bless those around you. I will always be with you, watching over you and will return you to this land until I have done everything I have promised you." 

When Jacob woke up he realized that the Lord had been with him there. He was afraid because of the power and presence of God and said, "How awesome is this place! This is the house of God, this is the gate of heaven." 

Before he left, Jacob used the stone that he rested his head on to set up a pillar. This is like a marker for Jacob to remember the dream he had from God and to remember and thank God for the promise He made to him. 

He called the place Bethel which means House of God. 

Then Jacob made a promise to God, "If God will be with and watch over me on my journey and provide me with clothes and food, and bring me back home safe; then the Lord will be my God and the pillar that I have made will be God's house, and all that you give me I will give one tenth in return." 

Jacob sure had an amazing experience! 

Do you know that Jesus connected his life to this story? He told his disciples that he is the stairway that leads to heaven. (John 1:51) In fact, Jesus is the only way for us to get to heaven. Jesus said, “I am the way, and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6) 

God says: You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart. (Jeremiah 29:13)


A lesson posted by Amy Crane

Adapted from:
Guenther, Leanne. DLTK's Bible Stories for Children: Jacob's Ladderhttp://www.dltk-bible.com/cv/jacobs_ladder.htm
Machowski, Marty. The Gospel Story Bible. New Growth Press, 2011. “Jacob’s Dream”

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It all works out for Jacob – reconciled with Esau

He goes home to see his dad, Isaac. God blesses him.

And he wrestles with God and gets a new name.

Scripture Reference:

Genesis 29-33, especially Genesis 32:22-31

Theme:
Jesus: Our Potter

Point:
God wants to finish His work in you.

Memory Verse:
And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ. Philippians 1:6 (ESV)

Snack:
Matzah bread and grape juice


Supplies List:

  • Air dry clay
  • Paper towels
  • small paper plates
  • Play doh 

Lesson Plan


Opening:

Greet the children and introduce yourself.

Open with a prayer.

Dig: 

Art: play-doh. Talk about the potter, his plan, and his finishing his work. 


Storytime:
Remind children where we left off in Jacob’s story, and share story below.

Learn memory verse:
You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:13 

[ASL Browser - videos of the signs used: See resources in first post of this lesson set for link to ASL Browser.

YOU The index finger points straight ahead. This is a natural gesture for indicating a person. 

SEEK The C handshape (hand curved in a C shape) is circled around the face as it moves to the side.

ME The index finger points straight up. This is a natural gesture for indicating God. 

FIND The thumb and forefinger pick up something from other hand, held flat and verticle. 

ME The index finger points straight up. This is a natural gesture for indicating God. 

WHEN One index finger circles the other and then lands on the tip. 

YOU The index finger points straight ahead. This is a natural gesture for indicating a person. 

SEEK The C handshape (hand curved in a C shape) is circled around the face as it moves to the side. 

WITH The A handshapes (fist with thumb on outsie) come together. 

ALL The hand moves in a circle and then ends up in the palm of the other hand to show that everything (all) is included. 

HEART The middle finger taps the chest over the area of the heart. 


Craft:
All week we have been talking about how God had a plan for so many people: Adam, Eve, Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, Rebecca, Esau, and Jacob, too. He has a plan for each one of us. “And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.” (Philippians 1:6)


God is the Potter. Let’s make bowls from clay that will remind you that He has a plan for you! 

You can each make your own bowl out of clay. I will be giving you some clay and you may play with it for a couple of minutes. While you are playing with it, the music will be playing. When the music stops, you need to stop playing, put the clay on your paper towel and look up at me.

Who is going to make a good choice and be a really good listener? (allow for responses) Great! I’m glad that we have so many children who want to make good choices! Let’s start playing!” 

Hand each child a paper towel to use as their place mat. Start the CD player. Give each child a clump of clay to play with. Give them a couple of minutes to play, then stop the music. 

Say, “I really loved how many of you made a good choice and stopped playing when the music stopped! Ok, who’s ready to make their bowl? (allow for responses) That’s great!” 

Demonstrate to the children how to roll their clay into a ball. Help them, if needed. 

Then demonstrate how to stick their thumbs into the middle of their ball of clay to make the hole in the middle. Help if needed. 

Once they have a hole in the middle of their clay, they can mold it more into the shape of a bowl. 

While the children are molding their bowls, write each child’s name on a paper plate. Allow the children’s bowls to look how they want them to look. Each one should be unique, just like they are. When they are finished, help them put their bowl onto their plate and lay it off to the side to be taken home to dry. Let them know that it will take a day or two to dry, and to not handle the pot until it is dry. 

From Jacob and Esau's choices at ministry-to-children.com
See also Jacob's bowl at dltk-bible.com 


Story:
It All Works Out For Jacob 

After Jacob’s strange dream about the angels climbing to heaven, he continued on his way to the home of his Uncle Laban in Haran. There he fell in love with Laban’s daughter Rachel. He worked herding his uncle’s sheep and goats for seven years so that he could marry lovely Rachel. Time passed quickly because he loved Rachel so much. However, his uncle tricked him (the trickster was tricked!) into marrying Leah first, as she was the older sister. 

Jacob married Rachel too, and worked for another seven years. And he and his wives had 12 sons. 

Jacob stayed a long time in the land of Haran. And Jacob became rich. As payment for his work with Laban, Jacob took a share of the sheep, oxen, and camels. And since Jacob was very wise and careful in his work, his share grew larger, until Jacob owned a great flock. 

At last, after twenty years, Jacob decided to go home to the land of Canaan, and to his father Isaac, who was still living, though now very old. 

Jacob did not tell his uncle Laban that he was going away. One day when Laban was away from home, Jacob gathered together his wives, and children, and all his sheep and cattle and camels, and he left quietly. 

When Laban found out that Jacob had left him, he was not pleased. He wanted Jacob to keep taking care of the things that he owned, for Jacob managed them better than Laban himself, and God blessed everything that Jacob undertook. 

Laban did not like to have his two daughters, the wives of Jacob, taken so far away from him.

So Laban and the men who were with him followed after Jacob; but that night God spoke to Laban in a dream and said:

"Do no harm to Jacob, when you meet him." 

Therefore, when Laban came to where Jacob was in his camp on Mount Gilead, Laban spoke kindly to Jacob. And Jacob and Laban made a covenant, that is a promise between them. They piled up a heap of stones, and on it they set up a large rock like a pillar. By the heap of stones they ate a meal, and Jacob said to Laban:

"I promise not to go past this heap of stones, and this pillar to do you any harm. The God of your grandfather, Nahor, and the God of my grandfather, Abraham, be the judge between us." 

And Laban made the same promise to Jacob; and then he kissed his daughters, Jacob's two wives, and all of Jacob's children, and bade them good-by; and Laban went back to Haran, and Jacob went on to Canaan. 

While Jacob was traveling back to Canaan, he heard news that frightened him. He heard that Esau, his brother, was coming to meet him, leading an army of four hundred men. He knew how angry Esau had been. And Jacob feared that Esau would now come and kill not only Jacob  but also his wives and his children. Jacob knew how he had wronged Esau, and he was terribly afraid to meet him. 

That night Jacob divided his company into two parts; so that if one part were taken the other part might escape. And he sent before him a large number of oxen and cows and sheep and goats and camels as a present to his brother; hoping that by the present his brother might be made more kind toward him. And then Jacob prayed earnestly to the Lord God to help him. After that he sent all his family across a brook that was in his path while he stayed alone on the other side of the brook to pray again. 

And while Jacob was alone, he felt that a man had taken hold of him, and Jacob wrestled with this strange man all the night. And the man was an angel from God. They wrestled so hard, that Jacob's thigh was strained in the struggle. And the angel said: "Let me go, for it is morning." 

And Jacob said: "I will not let you go until you bless me."

And the angel said: "What is your name?" 

Then the angel said: "Your name shall no more be called Jacob, but Israel, that is 'He who wrestles with God.' For you have wrestled with God and have won." 

And the angel blessed him there. And the sun rose as the angel left him; and Jacob gave a name to that place. He called it Peniel, words which in the language that Jacob spoke mean "The Face of God." "For," said Jacob, "I have met God face to face." And after this Jacob was lame, for in the wrestling he had strained his thigh. 

And as Jacob went across the brook Jabbok, early in the morning, he looked up, and there was Esau right before him. He bowed with his face to the ground, over and over again, as people do in those lands when they meet some one of higher rank than their own. But Esau ran to meet him, and placed his arms around his neck, and kissed him; and the two brothers wept together. Esau forgave his brother all the wrong that he had done; and at first he would not receive Jacob's present, for he said: "I have enough, my brother." But Jacob urged him, until at last he took the present. And so the quarrel was ended, and the two brothers were at peace. 

After this Jacob had a new name, Israel, which means, "The one who wrestles with God." Sometimes he was called Jacob, and sometimes Israel. And all those who come from Israel, his descendants, were called Israelites. 

After this Isaac died, very old, and was buried by his sons Jacob and Esau, in the cave at Hebron where Abraham and Sarah were buried already. Esau with his children and his cattle went away to a land on the southeast of Canaan, which was called Edom. And Jacob, or Israel, and his family lived in the land of Canaan dwelling in tents, and moving from place to place, where they could find good pasture, or grass upon which to feed their flocks.


A lesson posted by Amy Crane

Adapted from:
Hurlbut, Jesse Lyman. Hurlbut’s Bible Stories for Children, 1904. “A Midnight Wrestling Match”  http://www.learningscriptures....ngel-bible-story.htm 

Machowski, Marty. The Gospel Story Bible. New Growth Press, 2011. “Jacob’s Wrestling Match”

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