‘Dew’ in Hebrew is the word tal and represents not only morning dew, but also the mist in the evening. Dew symbolizes spiritual well-being and resurrection just as well-watered land produces enough moisture to bring forth dew. Without dew, there is no spiritual rebirth, blessing or flourishing crops (Zechariah 8:12, Haggai 1:9-10). The blessing that Isaac gave Esau was not spiritual nor did it include the physical blessing of moisture needed for one who works the land. Isaac’s blessing on Esau to be “away from” the dew was actually a curse on his son.