This portion of Scripture implies that Esau and Israel lived in proximity to each other. As we studied last week, they were in communication with each other because they came together to bury their father, Isaac.
After Israel left Bethel, Rachael went into labor. She brought forth a son, but she died in the process. She named her son Benoni, but Israel called him Benjamin. Rachel was buried in the way to Ephrath which is called Bethlehem.
There are several lessons we can learn from the life of Israel or Jacob as we look at what Father has done and said. Men, even to this day, tend to ignore YeHoVaH’s Words and therefore the lessons they contain.