Why did Esau come to meet Jacob with 400 men?Feb 4th, 2010 | By admin | Category: Questions You Ask (click for the full answer)
Why did Esau come to meet Jacob with 400 men?
An excerpt from our verse by verse study on Genesis Chapter 32
The report caused fear in Jacob, for why would Esau bring 400 men? There were several possible reasons, as follows:
1. Because Esau distrusted Jacob, he brought 400 men for protection against Jacob’s supposed ulterior motives.
2. The 400 men indicated hostile intentions on Esau’s part; that is, he wanted to kill Jacob.
3. Esau wanted to show Jacob how powerful he was with 400 men under him. The King James margin has “two hosts” or “two camps” for the meaning of Mahanaim in verse