History Characters / BookOfGenesis

27th Sep '17 5:11:32 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* MeatVersusVeggies: This indirectly kicked off the circumstances that led to Cain murdering Abel. What happened was that God asked both Cain and Abel to give him sacrifices. Cain sacrificed his vegetables, while Abel sacrificed his livestock and gave God meat. God decided that Abel's sacrifice was more worthy, which pissed Cain off enough to kill Abel over it. However, this was explicitly because Able gave his first/best fruits, while Cain gave God his leftover scraps, thus the judgement being about their hearts, not their actual crops.

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* MeatVersusVeggies: This indirectly kicked off the circumstances that led to Cain murdering Abel. What happened was that God asked both Cain and Abel to give him sacrifices. Cain sacrificed his vegetables, while Abel sacrificed his livestock and gave God meat. God decided that Abel's sacrifice was more worthy, which pissed Cain off enough to kill Abel over it. However, this was explicitly because Able gave his first/best fruits, while Cain gave God his leftover scraps, thus the judgement being about their hearts, not their actual crops.
21st Sep '17 12:53:32 PM InjuredPelican
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* MeatVersusVeggies: This indirectly kicked off the circumstances that led to Cain murdering Abel. What happened was that God asked both Cain and Abel to give him sacrifices. Cain sacrificed his vegetables, while Abel sacrificed his livestock and gave God meat. God decided that Abel's sacrifice was more worthy, which pissed Cain off enough to kill Abel over it.

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* MeatVersusVeggies: This indirectly kicked off the circumstances that led to Cain murdering Abel. What happened was that God asked both Cain and Abel to give him sacrifices. Cain sacrificed his vegetables, while Abel sacrificed his livestock and gave God meat. God decided that Abel's sacrifice was more worthy, which pissed Cain off enough to kill Abel over it. However, this was explicitly because Able gave his first/best fruits, while Cain gave God his leftover scraps, thus the judgement being about their hearts, not their actual crops.
10th Jul '17 8:22:33 PM xXwindsofchangeXx
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2nd Jul '17 10:11:21 AM sotnosen95
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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: We never know what happens to her after her brothers rescue her from Shechem, making her a tragic OneSceneWonder.
** 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 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.
** Others believe that she married her brother Simeon (at her request), because [[DefiledForever no one would want her now that she was no longer a virgin]]. According to this school of thought, it was a SexlessMarriage, simply to ensure that she would be provided for and protected.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: We never know what happens to her after her brothers rescue her from Shechem, making her a tragic OneSceneWonder. \n** 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 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.
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lineage. Others believe that she married her brother Simeon (at her request), because [[DefiledForever no one would want her now that she was no longer a virgin]]. According to this school of thought, it was a SexlessMarriage, simply to ensure that she would be provided for and protected.
30th Jun '17 1:19:19 PM sotnosen95
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* TokenGoodTeammate: Judah was the one who suggested selling Joseph to slavery instead of killing him.
** Although there's also Reuben, who was planning to take Joseph out of the pit and save him.

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* TokenGoodTeammate: TokenGoodTeammate:
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Judah was the one who suggested selling Joseph to slavery instead of killing him.
** Although there's also Reuben, who Reuben was planning to take Joseph out of the pit and save him.
29th Jun '17 1:01:38 PM sotnosen95
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* BigBrotherInstinct: Joseph's reaction on seeing Benjamin for the first time in more than 20 years: "God be gracious to you, my son." [[CrowningMomentOfHeartWarming He then has to leave the room to regain his composure]].
* BilingualBonus: When brought before the Vizier, the brothers speak to each other in Canaanite, because they think the Vizier won't understand. He does.

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* BigBrotherInstinct: Joseph's reaction on seeing Benjamin for the first time in more than 20 years: "God be gracious to you, my son." [[CrowningMomentOfHeartWarming "[[HeartwarmingMoments He then has to leave the room to regain his composure]].
* BilingualBonus: When brought before the Vizier, the brothers speak to each other in Canaanite, because they think the Vizier won't understand. He does.
composure]].



* 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.
* EarnYourHappyEnding: Joseph's life story.
* {{Forgiveness}}: Joseph's forgiveness of his brothers brings to an end generations of SiblingRivalry, which began with CainAndAbel, and continued through Jacob and Essau and Rachel and Leah.
* FramingTheGuiltyParty: Joseph's accusations of espionage and theft against his brothers are completely false. But his brothers see this as retribution for what they did to him years earlier, and feel that they are being justly punished.

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* 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.
them.
* EarnYourHappyEnding: Joseph's life story.
story.
* {{Forgiveness}}: Joseph's forgiveness of his brothers brings to an end generations of SiblingRivalry, which began with CainAndAbel, and continued through Jacob and Essau Esau, and then Rachel and Leah.
* FramingTheGuiltyParty: Joseph's accusations of espionage and theft against his brothers are completely false. But his brothers see this as retribution for what they did to him years earlier, and feel that they are being justly punished.



* 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, which wasn't a problem until later when it was in the hands of [[TheParanoiac the Pharaoh who first oppressed the Hebrews came along]].

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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, which wasn't a problem until later when it was in the hands of [[TheParanoiac the Pharaoh who first oppressed the Hebrews came along]].Hebrews]].



* GuileHero: No matter where he is placed, Joseph finds a way to climb to the top of the organisation through sheer intelligence, charisma and competence. His administration over the 7 years of plenty and 7 years of famine ensures that the entire nation survives. Moreover, he lays a successful trap for his brothers to find out if they have really changed over the years.

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* GuileHero: No matter where he is placed, Joseph finds a way to climb to the top of the organisation through sheer intelligence, charisma charisma, and competence. His administration over the 7 years of plenty and 7 years of famine ensures that the entire nation survives. Moreover, he lays a successful trap for his brothers to find out if they have really changed over the years.



* InUniverseCatharsis: After twenty years of estrangement, Joseph [[InelegantBlubbering cries uncontrollably]] at the moment of reconciliation with his brothers.
* MadeASlave: By his brothers.

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* InUniverseCatharsis: After twenty years of estrangement, Joseph [[InelegantBlubbering cries uncontrollably]] at the moment of his reconciliation with his brothers.
brothers.
* MadeASlave: By his brothers.
28th Jun '17 1:06:56 PM sotnosen95
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* EvilUncle: The man's got some talent.He manages to be ArchnemesisDad to his daughters ''and'' ArchEnemy to his nephew/son-in-law.

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* EvilUncle: The man's got some talent. He manages to be ArchnemesisDad to his daughters ''and'' ArchEnemy to his nephew/son-in-law.



* TookALevelInJerkass: Laban. The first time we see him (in the context of his sister Rebecca's wedding), he seems like a NiceGuy. By the time Jacob goes to work for him, he's turned into a ManipulativeBastard ''[[UpToEleven par excellence]]''.

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* TookALevelInJerkass: Laban. The first time we see him (in the context of his sister Rebecca's wedding), he seems like a NiceGuy. By the time Jacob goes to work for him, he's turned into a ManipulativeBastard ''[[UpToEleven par excellence]]''.
excellence]]''.
26th Jun '17 12:59:15 PM sotnosen95
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* EvilTwin: To Jacob. (Unlike most examples, he's not truly evil, just short-sighted, and he and Jacob are DifferentAsNightAndDay.

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* EvilTwin: To Jacob. (Unlike Unlike most examples, he's not truly evil, just short-sighted, and he and Jacob are DifferentAsNightAndDay.



* 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 (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.

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



* LikeFatherLikeSon: Better said... Like mother, like son.

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* LikeFatherLikeSon: Better said... Like Or rather like mother, like son.
23rd Jun '17 12:57:35 PM sotnosen95
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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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* 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. description.
22nd Jun '17 1:34:17 PM sotnosen95
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* MethuselahSyndrome: Trope Namer.

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* MethuselahSyndrome: Trope Namer.
The TropeNamer.



* BiblicalBadGuy: Nimrod was instrumental in the building of the infamous Tower of Babel, and was punished for his hubris in trying to reach the heavans.
* FounderOfTheKingdom: Babylon

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* BiblicalBadGuy: Nimrod was instrumental in the building of the infamous Tower of Babel, and was punished for his hubris in trying to reach the heavans.
heavens.
* FounderOfTheKingdom: BabylonOf Babylon.



* 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.

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



* FamousAncestor: Of many middle eastern peoples.

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* FamousAncestor: Of many middle eastern Middle Eastern peoples.






* IdiotBall: Locked his wife Sarah in a box while passing through Egypt, for fear that she would be taken by the Egyptians on account of her beauty. He didn't stop to think that maybe, just maybe the box would have to pass through Customs.
* ILied: Well, more like told a half-truth: told the Egyptians (who found her in the above incident) that she was his sister. (She was his half-sister, as well as his wife.) He did this to protect himself from being killed by the men in order to obtain her. (Which they never did, even upon finding out the truth.) The lie causes all sorts of mayhem. Oh, and this happened more than once.

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* IdiotBall: Locked his wife Sarah in a box while passing through Egypt, for fear that she would be taken by the Egyptians on account of her beauty. He didn't stop to think that maybe, just maybe the box would have to pass through Customs.
customs.
* ILied: Well, more like told a half-truth: half-truth. He told the Egyptians (who found her in the above incident) that she Sarah was his sister. (She was his half-sister, as well as his wife.) He did this to protect himself from being killed by the men in order to obtain her. (Which they never did, even upon finding out the truth.) The lie causes all sorts of mayhem. Oh, and this happened more than once.
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