Who are the modern day descendants of Esau?
Regarding this, what is the modern day country of Edom?
Edom. Edom, ancient land bordering ancient Israel, in what is now southwestern Jordan, between the Dead Sea and the Gulf of Aqaba.
Furthermore, who are the Edomites today? The Edomites first established a kingdom ("Edom") in the southern area of modern-day Jordan and later migrated into the southern parts of the Kingdom of Judah ("Idumea", or modern-day southern Israel/Negev) when Judah was first weakened and then destroyed by the Babylonians, in the 6th century BC.
Then, who are the descendents of Esau?
Esau and Jacob were the sons of Isaac and Rebekah, and the grandsons of Abraham and Sarah. Of the twins, Esau was the first to be born with Jacob following, holding his heel. Isaac was sixty years old when the boys were born.
Esau had five sons:
- By Adah: Eliphaz.
- By Aholibamah: Jeush, Jaalam, Korah.
- By Bashemath: Reuel.
Who are the descendants of Jacob today?
The descendants of Jacob are the Israelites, whose children are today called Jews. The majority of Jews today, some 80% or so, are descended from the tribe of Judah (plus converts and descendants of converts).