Early in the story of the Bible, God chooses the family of Abraham, his son Isaac, and Isaac’s son Jacob as his chosen representatives to bless other peoples. But these families are full of the same rivalry, envy, and division present in any other family. What is God doing with these less-than-ideal candidates? Join Tim and Jon as they trace the theme of the firstborn in the narratives of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. View full show notes from this episode → Timestamps Part one (00:00-11:35) Part two (11:35-26:44) Part three (26:44-40:08) Part four (40:08-53:40) Part five (53:40-1:09:20) Referenced Resources Interested in more? Check out Tim’s library here. You can experience the literary themes and movements we’re tracing on the podcast in the BibleProject app, available for Android and iOS. Show Music “Defender (Instrumental)” by TENTS "Chilling at Last" by Emapea "Beautifully So" by less.people "Bloc" by KV Sound design by contributor Show produced by Cooper Peltz with Associate Producer Lindsey Ponder. Lead Editor Dan Gummel. Edited by Tyler Bailey and Frank Garza. Mixed by Tyler Bailey. Podcast annotations for the BibleProject app by Hannah Woo. Powered and distributed by Simplecast.