Why would Isaac seek to give the blessing to Esau? Why would Rebekah seek to deceive her husband? What risk were mother and Jacob both taking? How many times did Jacob lie to his father? What blessing did Esau receive? Why? Why did Rebekah send away Jacob to Haran? How does Rebekah further manipulate her husband? (27:46) or was this manipulation? What special instructions did Isaac give to Jacob? Why? How did Isaac “really” give the blessing to Jacob? What was the purpose of Jacob’s dream? (see 28:13-15) What vow did Jacob make? How does God feel about such vows?