Genesis 27: 9, 10, 15, 17, 19 -Answering Maharishi Dayananda Saraswati

Jacob acted fraudulently and then posed as a great saint?

Those sentences which are colored in orange are from Maharishi Dayananda Saraswati book Satyarth Prakash (The Light of Truth) and those which are colored in black are Jerry Thomas’s response.

"I will make them savory meat for thy father, such as he loveth: and thou shall bring it to thy father, that he may eat and that he may bless thee before his death. And Rebekah took goodly raiment of her eldest son Essau, which were with her in the house, and put them upon Jacob, her younger son: and she put the skins of the kids of the goats upon his hands, and upon he smooth of his neck: and Jacob said unto his father, I am Esau, thy first-born; I have done according as thou badest me, arise, I pray thee, sit and eat of my venison, that thy soul may bless me." 27:9, 10, 15, 17, 19.)

C. ~ Now, look at this man, first he gets the blessing (of his father) fraudulently and, then, poses as a great saint and a prophet. Is it not very strange? Such having been the teachers of the Christian religion, there is nothing to wonder at if it is so full of absurdities.

 Answer: In question number 17, I have already explained that no human beings including prophets except God incarnate Jesus Christ is considered as sinless. Further, the teachings of the Bible should be understood by the laws and commandments which the Holy God gave and not through actions of any mere human being.

Further, this is expressed by Patriarch Jacob himself.

Genesis 32: 9-10 Then Jacob said, "O God of my father Abraham and God of my father Isaac, the LORD who said to me, 'Return to your country and to your family, and I will deal well with you'. I am not worthy of the least of all the mercies and of all the truth which You have shown Your servant; for I crossed over this Jordan with my staff, and now I have become two companies. 

When Patriarch Jacob himself has shown why and how God blessed, there is no scope for confusion for any careful reader.

Now, let us turn our attention to Vedas.

Indra, the chief of the Vedic deities, killed his father and had issues with his son.

Rig Veda 4: 18:11-13

11 Then to her mighty Child the Mother turned her, saying, My son, these Deities forsake thee. Then Indra said, about to slaughter Vṛtra, O my friend Vṛtra, stride full boldly forward.

12 Who was he then who made thy Mother widow? Who sought to stay thee lying still or moving? What God, when by the foot thy Sire thou tookest and slewest, was at hand to give thee comfort?

13 In deep distress I cooked a dog's intestines. Among the Gods I found not one to comfort. My consort I beheld in degradation. The Falcon then brought me the pleasant Soma.

In the following hymn, Indra compares himself to lion and his son to a jackal and says that jackal is trying to be like the lion.

Rig Veda 10:28: 4 -Resolve for me, O singer, this my riddle: The rivers send their swelling water backward: The fox steals up to the approaching lion: the jackal drives the wild-boar from the brushwood.

If we apply Maharishi’s method and borrow his language, we can surely say that this Vedic corpse was recited by some father killing and son hating savages among whom the chief pretended as chief deity.

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