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How the hatred and oppression between Herod and the Jews began with the relationship between Esau

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How the hatred and oppression between Herod and the Jews began with the relationship between Esau and Jacob.

It is noteworthy that Herodias in Judah was one of the worst of the Israelites. Violence and depravity were evident in the Gospel accounts concerning Jesus. From the imprisonment and beheading of John the Baptizer, a forerunner of Jesus Christ, to the slaughter of innocent infants in the name of the new Jewish king, born in Bethlehem. (Matthew 2: 1-18).

This led to hatred and bigotry among them. This did not start overnight. Even Herod the Great, who ruled at the time of Jesus' birth, and his son Archelaus did not receive a favorable report from the Jews, nor did Herod treat them kindly.

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It all began, though, when the two Jewish patriarchs Esau and Jacob, the twin sons of Isaac and Rebecca, were born and prophecies were fulfilled concerning them. "The elder shall serve the younger," says Genesis 25:23. Elsewhere, it says: "Jacob [Israel] I loved, but Esau I hated. (Malachi 1: 2-3-3) The Herods were descendants of Esau, while the Israelites are the descendants of Jacob. Esau was Edom (Red), later called Idumea, in the New Testament. The Herods were Idumeans. And, realizing these truths, these two generations began to have long-standing animosities that led to hatred between them.

The Israelites did not like Edom or Idumaeans because there was a time when the Edomites did not want to pass through the Israelites' attempts to cross into their promised land. How wrong would they be to control the Jews now? This is why the Idumaeans pressured the Jews with intrigue and immorality to oppose the prophecies, while the Jews, in turn, did not want any of them to rule.

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