History Characters / BookOfGenesis

13th Dec '16 3:41:18 AM HartiganBook
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* MethuselahSyndrome: Subverted, as back then the average lifespan was much longer than it is today. Adam and Eve, but plenty of their offspring lived for centuries where peoples in the 20th century are lucky to make it past one.

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* MethuselahSyndrome: Subverted, as back then the average lifespan was ''was'' centuries, much longer than it is today. Adam today. Adam, Eve and Eve, but plenty of their offspring lived for centuries where peoples in the 20th century are lucky to make it past one.centuries.



* DisproportionateRetribution: Sure you may have gotten shafted in the contest, but was murder really the best way to resolve the issue?

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* DisproportionateRetribution: Sure you may have gotten shafted in the contest, but Murdering his brother when all he had to do was murder really the best way to resolve the issue?do what his brother did.



* TheResenter: Bible commentators indicate that Cain was this due to his parents having been driven out of the garden of Eden. He also resents God for picking Abel's sacrifice over his own (and murders Abel over this resentment), to which God responds by incredulously wondering why he's downcast, since if Cain had done right he would've been picked.

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* TheResenter: Bible commentators indicate that Cain was this due to his parents having been driven out of the garden of Eden. He also resents God for picking Abel's sacrifice over his own (and murders Abel over this resentment), to which God responds by incredulously wondering asking why he's downcast, since downcast and pointing out if Cain had done right he would've been picked.



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

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* CainAndAbel: The Abel, as shown by his righteous actions which made him favored by God.



* SmugSnake: His one piece of dialogue makes him come off as one. Cain did not like being lectured by his little brother.

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* SmugSnake: RightlySelfRighteous: His one piece of dialogue makes him come off as one. Cain did not like being lectured by his little brother.



* OnlySaneMan: Noah, along with his family, were the only God-fearing people and as a result could see the moral depravity of everyone around them was harming themselves and breaking God's laws.



* SacredHospitality: God is debating whether to destroy the city of Sodom. Abraham bargains God down to letting the city survive if there are ten good men. God's messengers go to Sodom, and they meet Lot and his family. The Sodomites want to rape them. Lot's even willing to let them rape his daughters rather than these men. The city is destroyed.

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* SacredHospitality: God is debating whether to destroy the city of Sodom. Abraham bargains God down to letting the city survive if there are ten good men. God's messengers go to Sodom, and they meet Lot and his family. The Sodomites want to rape them. Lot's even willing to let them rape his daughters rather than these men. The city is destroyed.



* HairTriggerTemper: See the quote above.



* BadassIsraeli: Jacob's half the TropeNamer, in fact He fought God Himself (or an angel, depending on which interpretation you read) and almost won, but God cheated by breaking his hip, after fighting him all day and all night. Jacob gained the nickname "Yisrael" which means "Struggles with God," or, the more popular translation, "Israel" means "Let God prevail" meaning he struggles with God and lets Him win.
* BrideAndSwitch

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* BadassIsraeli: Jacob's half the TropeNamer, in fact He fought God Himself (or an angel, depending on which interpretation you read) and almost won, but then God cheated by (or the angel) breaking his hip, after fighting him all day and all night. Jacob gained the nickname "Yisrael" which means "Struggles with God," or, the more popular translation, "Israel" means "Let God prevail" meaning he struggles with God and lets Him win.
* BrideAndSwitchBrideAndSwitch: Jacob was in love with Rachel and wanted her, but her parents tricked him into having Leah first, getting another seven years of work from him.



* DramaticIrony: The brothers insist before the Vizier of Egypt that they are "honest men". They don't realise that the Vizier is the brother whose death they faked after having sold him into slavery 20 years ago.
* DreamingOfThingsToCome: Several people in Joseph's story experience prophetic dreams - the Pharaoh, the Steward and the Baker, and Joseph himself. However, Joseph is the only one who can interpret the dreams.

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* DramaticIrony: The brothers insist before the Vizier of Egypt that they are "honest men". They don't realise realize that the Vizier is the brother whose death they faked after having sold him into slavery 20 years ago.
* DreamingOfThingsToCome: God gives this to several people including Joseph, though only Joseph has the gift of interpreting them. Several people in Joseph's story experience prophetic dreams - the Pharaoh, the Steward and the Baker, and Joseph himself. However, Joseph is the only one who can interpret the dreams.



* TheGoodChancellor: He saves countless lives and livestock through his efficient administration during the seven years of famine. HarsherInHindsight, though, as his economic policies result in the State gaining ownership over all privately owned property.

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* TheGoodChancellor: He saves countless lives and livestock through his efficient administration during the seven years of famine. HarsherInHindsight, though, as his economic policies result in the State gaining ownership over all privately owned property. property, which wasn't a problem until later when it was in the hands of [[TheParanoiac the Pharaoh who first oppressed the Hebrews came along]].
13th Dec '16 3:06:49 AM HartiganBook
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* MethuselahSyndrome: Not only Adam and Eve, but plenty of their offspring. It is not until after Exodus things start to even out.

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* MethuselahSyndrome: Not only Subverted, as back then the average lifespan was much longer than it is today. Adam and Eve, but plenty of their offspring. It is not until after Exodus things start offspring lived for centuries where peoples in the 20th century are lucky to even out.make it past one.
13th Dec '16 3:04:49 AM HartiganBook
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* HumansAreBastards: Disobeying God by eating the forbidden fruit is referred to as being the Original Sin, and as such all their descendants are born with inclination towards sin. While never fully erased, God does help humans resist it by sending prophets to teach his word and (according to Christians) by coming down to Earth and dying for humanity's sins.

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* HumansAreBastards: Disobeying God by eating the forbidden fruit is referred to as being the Original Sin, and as such all their descendants are born with inclination towards sin. While never fully erased, God does help humans resist it by sending prophets to teach his word and (according to Christians) by coming down to Earth as Jesus and dying for humanity's sins.
11th Dec '16 5:31:49 PM Timjames98
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* FounderOfTheKingdom: Founder of the Human Race.
28th Nov '16 8:56:33 PM Timjames98
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* BigBad: Of...practically ''everything'', actually. As stated below, with ''one simple action'' he managed to ruin the paradise God created. According to the Book of Genesis, he is the reason we are able to die, the reason we know of good and evil and the reason we are not able to enter the Garden of Eden and never will.

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* BigBad: Of...practically ''everything'', actually. As stated below, with ''one simple action'' he managed to ruin the paradise God created. According to the Book of Genesis, he is the reason we are able to die, the reason we know of good and evil and the reason we are not able to enter the Garden of Eden and never will. [[note]] Though - at least according to Christianity (the book of revelations) - God will create for the faithful a New Earth even better than the Garden of Eden and will restore the saved part of humanity to a pre-fall state (no death, no suffering, no sin, etc.).[[/note]]
28th Nov '16 8:42:26 PM Timjames98
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* HumansAreBastards: Disobeying God by eating the forbidden fruit is referred to as being the Original Sin, and as such all their descendants are born with inclination towards sin. While never fully erased, God does give humans a way to resist it ... several books later in The New Testament.

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* HumansAreBastards: Disobeying God by eating the forbidden fruit is referred to as being the Original Sin, and as such all their descendants are born with inclination towards sin. While never fully erased, God does give help humans a way to resist it ... several books later in The New Testament. it by sending prophets to teach his word and (according to Christians) by coming down to Earth and dying for humanity's sins.
28th Nov '16 8:31:57 PM Timjames98
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* HumansAreBastards: Disobeying God by eating the forbidden fruit is referred to as being the Original Sin, and as such all their descendants are born with inclination towards sin. While never fully erased, God does give humans a way to resist it ... several books later in The New Testament.
* KilledOffForReal: Before the fall of man, humans didn't grow old or die. So because they disobeyed God, Adam, Eve, and all their descendants share this fate.
28th Nov '16 8:25:07 PM Timjames98
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** In fact, unless those who originally came up with the story had contact with people from [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malus_sieversii Kazakhstan and the surrounding area]], it's unlikely that they would even know what an apple ''was.''
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Picture the most beautiful person of the preferred gender you know of. Thanks to them, you're not hanging out naked with him or her in the Garden.

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** In fact, unless those who originally came up with the story had contact with people from [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malus_sieversii Kazakhstan and the surrounding area]], it's unlikely that they would even know what an apple ''was.''
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: [[SkewedPriorities Picture the most beautiful person of the preferred gender you know of. Thanks of; thanks to them, Adam and Eve, you're not hanging out naked with him or her in the Garden.
Garden.]] You can also blame them for introducing humanity to [[HumansAreBastards sin]] and [[KilledOffForReal death]].
13th Nov '16 10:34:43 AM DustSnitch
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!!Sentient Talking Snake, (Satan according to some traditions, [[AmbiguousGender 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, [[AmbiguousGender a serpent-like woman (possibly Lilith) in some artistic depictions]]); sometimes named Nahash!!The Serpent
31st Oct '16 8:10:04 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* VillainsNeverLie: Everything it says to Eve is true. It's crime was not explaining that "eat it and die" was a threat, not a warning of poison, which it may not have understood itself.
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