Genesis 30:25
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25  After Rachel had borne Yosef, Yaakov said to Laban, “Give me leave to go back to my own homeland.

vai-HEE ka-a-SHER ya-l’-DAH ra-KHAYL et yo-SAYF va-YO-mer ya-a-KOV el la-VAN sha-l’-KHAY-nee v’-AY-l’-KHAH el m’-ko-MEE ul-ar-TZEE

כה  וַיְהִי כַּאֲשֶׁר יָלְדָה רָחֵל אֶת־יוֹסֵף וַיֹּאמֶר יַעֲקֹב אֶל־לָבָן שַׁלְּחֵנִי וְאֵלְכָה אֶל־מְקוֹמִי וּלְאַרְצִי׃

 30:25   To go back to my own homeland

Once Rachel has finally been blessed with a son, Yosef, Yaakov concludes that his time in exile has ended and he begins to prepare to return to the Land of Israel. Later in the Bible, Rashi explains that Yosef is referred to as a “flame” who will extinguish Esau who “shall be straw” (Obadiah 1:18). Once Esau’s defeater is born, Yaakov is free to return to the Land of Israel, from which he fled out of fear of Esau. The birth of Yosef reinforces Yaakov’s faith in Hashem and urges him to return home. Yaakov understands that his “own homeland” is only in Eretz Yisrael.

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  • Thank you, I have read Obadiah but was stuck on Joseph meaning- Adding, because Racheal was hoping God would allow her more children, and Esau meaning Hairy fore he was born with hair all over his body. Concerning the " Birthright " we read in Hebrews 12:15-17 of the effects of bitterness that cost Esau the Blessing. Esau was never "repentive" of his bitterness and anger. This bitterness lasted among the Edomites until the last known Edomite- Herod the Great. There are no known Edomites since, but. Herod was a great builder and what's left of what Herod rebuilt of the Temple is the Western Wall.

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