BIN: “King David himself prophesied in Psalms that when his descendant arrives to re-establish the kingdom of God, all of the nations will bring gifts to the king,” said Rabbi Yosef Berger, the rabbi of King David’s Tomb on Mount Zion.

Speaking to Breaking Israel News Berger stressed the importance of universal participation in such a project. Berger believes making this crown will be the completion of the story of Jacob and Esau.

Rabbi Berger cited a commentary on the Torah that prophesied that in the messianic era, the nation will return all of the gifts that Jacob gave to Esau. Read More …

Opinion: This Breaking Israel News report is from 2018. What we can learn from it is not just the final chapter of God dealing with Israel’s enemies, but how very differently religious Jewish tradition and Bible-believing Christians view Biblical prophecy.

With all due respect to the Rabbi, the final encounter between Jacob and Esau and the coming Messiah is clearly written by the Old Testament prophets. Religious Jews are steadfast in the divine inspiration of Moses in the first five books of the Bible, called the Torah. The prophets, however, are not considered the same, hence, the use of commentary instead of prophecy.

Christians that read the Scriptures literally, consider the prophets and New Testament with the same inerrancy as the Torah, (2 Timothy 3:16-17).

So what do the OT prophets say about Jacob and Esau? Hang on to your hat.

Things that have taken place

Obadiah 1:10-15: 586 BC: The destruction of Solomon’s Temple, Indictment against Edom who is Esau:

 “For violence against your brother Jacob, Shame shall cover you, And you shall be cut off forever …

“you should not have gazed on the day of your brother
In the day of his captivity…

You should not have entered the gate of My people
In the day of their calamity…

“For the day of the Lord upon all the nations is near;
As you have done, it shall be done to you.

Things that are taking place

Malachi 1:4: In the last days, Edom would return to try to reclaim the land their predecessor sold for a bowl of red lentil soup:

Even though Edom has said,
“We have been impoverished,
But we will return and build the desolate places,”

Thus says the Lord of hosts:

“They may build, but I will throw down;
They shall be called the Territory of Wickedness,
And the people against whom the Lord will have indignation forever.”

Things that must take place

Isaiah 63:1-3: In a stunning prophecy, Isaiah encounters Jesus Christ upon His return. The enemy of Jacob comes to an end.

“Who is this who comes from Edom,
With dyed garments from Bozrah,
This One who is glorious in His apparel,
Traveling in the greatness of His strength?—

“I who speak in righteousness, mighty to save.”

Why is Your apparel red,
And Your garments like one who treads in the winepress?

“I have trodden the winepress alone,
And from the peoples no one was with Me.
For I have trodden them in My anger,
And trampled them in My fury;
Their blood is sprinkled upon My garments,
And I have stained all My robes.”

We wrote two books and a video on Jacob and Esau (and Esau’s grandson Amalek)

“Antichrist: The Search for Amalek” – Amazon here

“Blood Feud” eBook here

Video: “The First Terrorist”: here