Now Isaac loved Esau because he had a taste for his wild game, but Rebekah loved Jacob. Bible other translations

“loved.” This is a good biblical example of when the word “love” is used in the cultural and idiomatic sense of “liked more,” or “preferred.” Both Isaac and Rebekah loved their children, but Isaac favored Easu while Rebekah favored Jacob.

Commentary for: Genesis 25:28