Screenplay ~~- The Baby-Making War

Jacob Risks his Life By Staying Near Esau

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EXT. JACOB'S TENT - DAY

TIME PASSES...

Time-lapse: Esau-the-Red-man glares in hate at Jacob (the Cheater):

-- In the field;

-- At Jacob's tent;

-- chopping wood;


TIME PASSES...

Esau's lover-slave Aholibamah runs from Esau's bed to Rebekah's tent.

AHOLIBAMAH
Esau schemes to murder Jacob the Cheater!

Rebekah runs to the forest, finds cold, wet Jacob hiding under a rock beneath a giant tree-root.

REBEKAH
Your brother [Rough-Red] Esau comforts himself with plans to murder you!

action...

REBEKAH
Son, obey my voice.

REBEKAH
Rise. Flee to uncle Laban [Whitey], my relative

JACOB
In [the parched desert of] Haran?

REBEKAH
Save your life!

JACOB
I'll die of thirst!

REBEKAH
Stay with Laban [Whitey] a while, until your brother [Esau's] fury recedes.

JACOB
He'll steal back my inheritance back!

REBEKAH
Your brother's anger will turn away from you. [Rough-Red] Esau will forget what you did to him. Then I'll send [camels and workers to] fetch you from [parched] Haran.

JACOB
Fetch my corpse!

REBEKAH
Why should [YAH] bereave me of two sons in one day โ€” [Esau murdering you, then your avenger-of-blood murdering Esau]?

Jacob reaches out his hand to Rebekah as she runs back through the forest toward the tents.


INT. ISAAC'S TENT - NIGHT (SHORTLY LATER)

REBEKAH
(to old Isaac)
We have to send Jacob away to the Hebrews.

ISAAC
Why?!

REBEKAH

Because I'm sick to death of [Esau's pagan wives,] the [Hittite] daughters-of-Terror.

ISAAC
No!

REBEKAH
If Jacob also takes a wife from the daughters of Terror, the (god-forsaken] hussies of this territory, my life wonโ€™t be worth living!