Blessings to the Ten Tribes
23 The LORD said to her,
‘Two nations are in your womb;
And two peoples will be separated from your body;
And each people shall struggle to be stronger than the other;
And the older shall serve the younger.’
Rebecca instructed Jacob to dress up like Esau and pretend to be him in order to receive the blessing (Genesis 25:6-17).
Jacob did so.
Esau when he heard that the blessing had been given to Jacob instead of him cried out.
Isaac told him that the blessing to Jacob would go into effect despite the way it had been obtained. It was from heaven (Genesis 25:33).
Esau then revealed to Isaac that previously Jacob had bought the birthright from him (Genesis 25:36).
Later Isaac again confirmed the blessing to Jacob.
3 May God Almighty bless you and make you fruitful and multiply you, that you may become a company of peoples.
4 May He also give you the blessing of Abraham, to you and to your descendants with you, that you may possess the land of your sojournings, which God gave to Abraham.
Esau (Genesis 25:25) was the twin brother of Jacob otherwise known as Israel (Genesis 32:28, 35:10). Esau was also known as Edom (Genesis 25:29). He was born hairy and reddish in color (Genesis 25:25), in Hebrew an "Admoni" usually understood as meaning red-haired. This term, implying red-haired, was also applied to David, King of Israel (1-Samuel [KJV] 16:12, 17:42, translated as "ruddy" but meaning red-haired). it was prophesied that Esau would be a warrior nation and live by his sword (Genesis 27:40). He would enjoy the "fatness" of the earth implying relative prosperity (Genesis 27:40).
Genesis (American KJV) 27:
38 And Esau said to his father, Have you but one blessing, my father? bless me, even me also, O my father. And Esau lifted up his voice, and wept.
39 And Isaac his father answered and said to him, Behold, your dwelling shall be the fatness of the earth, and of the dew of heaven from above;
40 And by your sword shall you live, and shall serve your brother; and it shall come to pass when you shall have the dominion, that you shall break his yoke from off your neck.
41 And Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing with which his father blessed him: and Esau said in his heart, The days of mourning for my father are at hand; then will I slay my brother Jacob.
The people of "Teman" were descendants of Edom and known for their wisdom (Jeremiah 49:7, cf. Job 2:1).
Esau would also be involved in an eternal struggle against Jacob and seek to kill him (Genesis 27:41).
Throughout the centuries prominent persecutors of the Jewish people were the offspring of Amalekites (cf. Exodus 17:8-13). One of the characteristics of Edom is the Principle of Leadership. In 1-Chronicles 1:52 we have an expression, "the chiefs of Edom." So too, Genesis (36:15-19) speaks of the "Dukes of Esau". The word used in Hebrew translated as "Dukes" is "Aluphim" (singular: “Aluph”) connoting "leader, instructor." The English word "help" may derive from this Hebrew source. Fascism (and Nazism) as a political system in effect embodied Edomite Principles.
In the End Times Israel, and especially Joseph at the head of the Lost Ten Tribes, will war against and defeat Edom (Ezekiel 25:14, Obadiah 1:18).