The promises are repeated to Isaac:
"And I will make thy [Isaac's] seed to
multiply as the
obeyed my voice, and kept my charge, my commandments, my
statutes, and my laws." (Genesis 26:4-5)
<1>The promises were repeated to Isaac for
his seed. These promises had two aspects: first, the promise of
birthright which would go to the first son, which was the material
part of the promise, a nation; <2>and second, the promise of
spiritual blessing or kingly stature ("scepter")
which would go to the son who would be blessed by the father (Isaac
in this case).
<3>Although Jacob was the younger son of
Isaac, he bought the birthright from Esau, the elder brother (Genesis
25:29-33), and received Isaac's (his father's) blessing (Genesis
chapter 27). So although being the younger son, Jacob received both
the birthright and spiritual kingship (scepter).
The previous promises (and more) are
repeated to Jacob:
"And thy [Jacob's] seed shall be as the
dust of the earth, and thou shalt spread abroad to the west,
and to the east, and to the north, and to the south:..." (Genesis 28:14)
<4>These promises were repeated to Jacob that
also his seed would spread in all directions.
The name of Jacob is changed and new
promises are given to him:
God said unto
him [Jacob], Thy name is Jacob: thy name shall not be called
any more Jacob, but
be thy name: and he called his name
Israel." (Genesis 35:10)
<5>So the name of Jacob was changed to
God said unto
Almighty: be fruitful and multiply; a nation and a
company of nations shall be of thee, and kings shall
come out of thy loins;" (Genesis 35:11)
<6>His name was changed and a new promise was
given to him, "a nation and a company of nations." <7>This
promise was given exclusively to
Israel, not to Isaac and his seed, Jacob and Esau. This was only
(Jacob) takes his son's sons (Joseph's sons) as his own sons:
"And now thy [Joseph's] two sons, Ephraim and
Manasseh, which were born unto thee in the land of Egypt
before I came unto thee into Egypt, are mine;..." (Genesis 48:5)
made his grandsons, Ephraim and Manasseh, as his own sons. Therefore
they would inherit whatever was given to Joseph, his own son.
separates the inheritance of
and the birthright by giving them to two of his sons separately:
shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his
and unto him shall the gathering of the people be."
<9>This verse was spoken by Jacob (Israel)
at the time of his death. He separated the kingly inheritance ("scepter")
from the birthright, and he gave
the scepter to
Judah, "the scepter
shall not depart from Judah." But this promise was "until
<10>Then not only would
the scepter depart from Judah but also the lawgiving.
<11>So with the coming of the promised
Messiah, in addition
to his mission as a Savior, the two aspects above would be
fulfilled, <12>and also "unto him shall the gathering of the
people [people who are from
<13>The birthright or material possession ("a
nation and a company of nations") was given to Joseph (Genesis
49:22-26), <14>and also it is stated in Chronicles I 5:2,
"...but the birthright was Joseph's,"
<15>which later on was inherited by Ephraim and Manasseh, his
Israel (Jacob) looked
upon as his own sons (Genesis 48:3-5).
<16>How these promises were fulfilled and
what their relationships are with the rest of the material in
THOTH can be found in the book
Children of Abram (Abraham), All Prophecies Are Fulfilled.