The Bible’s Most Famous Twins
There are a few twins that appear in the Bible, including, as some scholars believe, the apostle Thomas, whose name comes from the Aramaic word for “twin.” But perhaps no Biblical twins are more famous than Jacob and Esau. The two struggled in their mother’s womb and were born fighting: “The first to come out was red, and his whole body was like a hairy garment; so they named him Esau. After this, his brother came out, with his hand grasping Esau’s heel; so he was named Jacob.” After Jacob stole Esau’s birthright and their father’s blessing, they became bitter rivals. Eventually, though, the two put aside their differences and reconciled, embracing as brothers.