History Characters / BookOfGenesis

6th Feb '16 2:58:37 PM MsChibi
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* CoincidentalBroadcast: Abraham's messenger prays for a girl to come out who meets the criteria for a worthy wife: physically attractive, a member of the right family, virginal, kind, hard-working, and willing to accept that she'll have to migrate to the other side of the Fertile Crescent. Rebekah comes out mere moments later...and she meets ''exactly'' that description.

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* NatureAdoresAVirgin: A specific part of her beauty/appeal at her first appearance is mentioned as being her youth and virginity.
16th Jan '16 7:22:10 PM CJCroen1393
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!!Sentient Talking Snake, (Satan according to some traditions, [[AmibguousGender a serpent-like woman (possibly Lilith) in some artistic depictions]]); sometimes named Nahash
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!!Sentient Talking Snake, (Satan according to some traditions, [[AmibguousGender [[AmbiguousGender a serpent-like woman (possibly Lilith) in some artistic depictions]]); sometimes named Nahash
16th Jan '16 7:21:48 PM CJCroen1393
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!!Sentient Talking Snake, (Satan according to some traditions); sometimes named Nahash
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!!Sentient Talking Snake, (Satan according to some traditions); traditions, [[AmibguousGender a serpent-like woman (possibly Lilith) in some artistic depictions]]); sometimes named Nahash
29th Dec '15 9:50:58 AM CJCroen1393
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* AmbiguousGender: While modern audiences remember it as a male character (and possibly Satan), a surprising amount of artists had portrayed it as a bizarre, half-snake half-''woman'' entity, with a humanoid torso with female breasts and everything. Some people interpret this as a reference to Lilith, who in some versions of Genesis was Adam's first wife but fled ([[ValuesDissonance and in some versions was punished]]) because she didn't like the idea of being subservient to Adam. And this is disregarding the interpretation that the serpent wasn't even a ''literal'' serpent but instead an allegory for a difficult decision.
27th Dec '15 6:18:10 PM DoctorCooper
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* MsFanservice / MrFanservice: Even during the most prudish epochs of western history, nobody could deny that the nudity of Adam and Eve was an important plot point in the bible. This always gave artists an excuse to paint a couple each wearing only a single fig-leaf and still claim that it's purely religious art not meant to be titillating in any way. * [[InnocentFanserviceGirl Innocent Fanservice Couple]]: Until they eat the fruit.
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* MsFanservice / MrFanservice: InnocentFanserviceGirl: Couple in this case, until they eat the fruit. In many art, they are exploited for {{Fanservice}}. Even during the most prudish epochs of western history, nobody could deny that the nudity of Adam and Eve was an important plot point in the bible. This always gave artists an excuse to paint a couple each wearing only a single fig-leaf and still claim that it's purely religious art not meant to be titillating in any way. * [[InnocentFanserviceGirl Innocent Fanservice Couple]]: Until they eat the fruit.way.

* CainAndAbel
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* CainAndAbelCainAndAbel: The Abel, which made him favored by God.

* CassandraTruth
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* CassandraTruthCassandraTruth: The Flood.

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* CassandraTruth{{Foreshadowing}}: "Cursed be Canaan!"
15th Dec '15 5:52:53 PM Discar
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Mac Guffin Girl is no longer a trope.
* MacGuffinGirl: Occasionally.
7th Dec '15 9:02:02 PM karstovich2
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* FamousAncestor
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* FamousAncestorFamousAncestor: To the Arabs, in their telling of the story, not that the Hebrews ever disputed it.
12th Nov '15 1:47:05 AM Doug86
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* BreakoutCharacter: There's a non-canonical book about him. It influenced the Literature/BookOfRevelation, the ''Literature/DivineComedy'', and a lot of Christian notions about {{Heaven}} and {{Hell}}.
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* BreakoutCharacter: There's a non-canonical book about him. It influenced the Literature/BookOfRevelation, the ''Literature/DivineComedy'', ''Literature/TheDivineComedy'', and a lot of Christian notions about {{Heaven}} and {{Hell}}.
2nd Nov '15 7:11:26 AM FF32
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** Some Midrashic tales say that Dinah gave birth to Shechem's daughter, who was spirited away to Egypt to be raised as the daughter of Potiphera, Priest of On, and that it was this daughter, Asenath, who was given in marriage to Joseph. The rather UnfortunateImplication of this tale is that it puts Joseph in a [[{{Squick}} squicky]] [[IncestIsRelative uncle-niece relationship]]. However, most scholars dismiss this story as a {{Fanon}} attempt to make Joseph's sons of pure Jewish lineage.
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** Some Midrashic tales say that Dinah gave birth to Shechem's daughter, who was spirited away to Egypt to be raised as the daughter of Potiphera, Priest of On, and that it was this daughter, Asenath, who was given in marriage to Joseph. The rather UnfortunateImplication UnfortunateImplications of this tale is that it puts Joseph in a [[{{Squick}} squicky]] [[IncestIsRelative uncle-niece relationship]]. However, most scholars dismiss this story as a {{Fanon}} attempt to make Joseph's sons of pure Jewish lineage.
23rd Oct '15 3:53:06 PM Morgenthaler
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Misuse. It's Genre Savvy, not just "savvy".
* GenreSavvy: In hindsight, Joseph sees his hardships as part of God's greater plan to put him in a position to save lives during the devastating famine. He uses this to lighten his brothers' sense of guilt for having sold him to slavery.
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