This article was published by The McAlvany Intelligence Advisor on Wednesday, July 15, 2015:
From Genesis 25 one finds this:
Once when Jacob was cooking some stew, Esau came in from the open country, famished. He said to Jacob, “Quick, let me have some of that red stew! I’m famished!” (That is why he was also called Edom.)
Jacob replied, “First sell me your birthright.”
“Look, I am about to die,” Esau said. “What good is the birthright to me?”
But Jacob said, “Swear to me first.” So he swore an oath to him, selling his birthright to Jacob.
Then Jacob gave Esau some bread and some lentil stew. He ate and drank, and then got up and left.
So Esau despised his birthright.
After suffering through some 17 hours of haranguing and browbeating last weekend, Greece’s Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras gave away Greece’s national sovereignty for some bread and a bowl of lentil stew.
And the stew smelled to high heaven.