Mt. Seir was the stronghold of the Edomites. Mt. Seir was located just a few miles northeast of Elat.
The Edomites were the descendants of Esau, the firstborn son of Isaac. Esau married the daughter of Ishmael, Machlat.
The Bible tells us, that Rebecca’s pregnancy was a difficult one. “The children clashed inside her.” Confused she asks of God: “Why is this happening to me?” God’s reply: “Two nations (Esau and Jacob) are in your womb. Two governments will separate from inside you. The upper hand will go from one nation to the other. The greater one will serve the younger.”
Esau and Jacob are diametrically different characters. Esau was a skilled hunter, a man of the field. Jacob was a wholesome man, who sat in the tents, a scholar who dwelled in the tents of study. Esau and Jacob were “two nations” that initially could not co-exist in peace just as in the Middle East today.
As you already know Abraham was the father of all nations. Ishmael was the father of the Arab/Muslim world. Esau was the father of the Roman/Christian/Western world and Jacob was the father of the Jewish world.
This is important because Esau was the father of the Roman, Christian, and Western world and t