As it has been written: “Jacob I loved, but Esau I hated.”
There were two churches. The younger was called “the seed of Jacob”. They are like Jacob, living in tents in the field. Not easy to find. You have to track them down. Not loud and obnoxious. Peaceful. Friendly. Just.
The older church was Esau, the hunter. The one who ambushes the “wild game”. He will track you down. He had his own land, the land of Edom. One of the highly desirable “hill countries”.
God loved Jacob. He hated Esau.
The rest were fish who belonged to the Sea. The animals of the Wild. Animals who live by instinct. Some animals are love-able and some are not. The whole of them a possession conquered by the one whom God loved.