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  • GiGi on Genesis 27
    Apparently, there was both a birthright and a blessing to be received from the father to the son he chooses. Can anyone describe for me the difference?
  • Chris - in Reply on Genesis 27
    I see that they are mutually exclusive. 'Birthright' being the expected rights & privileges that come to someone because of his/her birth; in the Bible seen given to an offspring because he is the firstborn ('a right by birth'). See also 1 Chronicles 5:1,2 for passing on, or conferring that birthright because of the Will of the father.

    'Blessing' being the verbal expression of love, care, appreciation, praises & prayer for the one being blessed. Genesis 24:60; Genesis 31:55; Joshua 14:13; Leviticus 9:22 as some examples.

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