Esau: The Bible's Mightiest Villain

Genre: Historical Fiction

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Historical fiction Biblical fiction Action and adventure Epic battles

Book Summary

Before Hercules, before Genghis Khan, before the Vikings—there was ESAU.
The toughest guy of them all.
The smartest villain who ever lived.

The twin sons of Isaac and Rebecca are both endowed with enormous powers, but the brothers could not be more different. Jacob is drawn to quiet study, while Esau is a fun-loving and brash thrill-seeker.
Esau’s life takes a sharp turn after a deadly encounter with the legendary King Nimrod of Babylon. Dreaming of outshining the great king, Esau becomes a fearless warrior who triumphs in his battles with bandits, soldiers, and giants. With cunning and bravery, the meager force of his sons and servants manages to conquer the entire Horite kingdom.
While Esau devotes his mighty powers to pursuit of heroics and sensual vices, Jacob uses them to spread holiness. The conflict between fame and infamy is inevitable. But can Esau overcome his brother who seems invincible? Can he regain the love he lost during all the fighting? Follow the twists and turns of this fast-paced novel, full of adventure, battles, love and betrayal, to the answers—and the shocking conclusion.


Great characterization of Esau and very good writing.
Donna E. Pudick, author, educator.
Mr. Newman is a capable wordsmith.
Ellen Traylor, best-selling author of biblical fiction.
Mr. Newman is a serious student of the Bible and the commentaries. An entertaining historical novel about an enigmatic Biblical character.
Rabbi Mendel Krinsky.

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