(cf. Rashi; Targum Yonathan; Saadia). Tam. in Hebrew, also meaning simple, plain, quiet, perfect (Targum), or simple-minded (Hirsch). See note on Genesis 6:9.
Isaac saw that Esau was careful to honor his parents, and could therefore be trusted to keep the tradition from previous generations (see note on Genesis 27:4). Others interpret this sentence, 'Isaac loved Esau because he was a trapper with his mouth,' that is, a smooth talker (Tanchuma 8; Rashi; Hirsch).
|Rebecca favored Jacob|
See note on Genesis 25:23.
According to tradition, this was the consolation meal prepared after Abraham's death (Targum Yonathan; Bava Bathra 16b). See Yov'loth 24:3.
There is a tradition that he had just killed Nimrod (Genesis 10:8. See Baaley Tosafoth. Also see Rashi, Pesachim 54b s.v. Bigdo).