History Literature / BookOfGenesis

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* GetOut: Abimelech, the king of the Philistines, tells Isaac to leave the region because he was getting too prosperous and the Philistines were envying him.
17th Jun '17 4:23:35 AM VicGeorge2011
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* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: The fate of Enoch from the lineage of Adam's son Seth, as was suggested later on by the writer of the Book of Hebrews, saying that instead of seeing death he was "translated".
17th Jun '17 4:19:33 AM VicGeorge2011
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* NeverMyFault: Adam and Eve. God confronts Adam and Eve with the eating from the Tree Of Knowledge. Adam blames Eve (and God for creating her in the first place), and Eve blames the serpent.

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* NeverMyFault: NeverMyFault:
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Adam and Eve. God confronts Adam and Eve with the eating from the Tree Of Knowledge. Adam blames Eve (and God for creating her in the first place), and Eve blames the serpent.serpent.
** Abraham and Sarah. When Hagar gets pregnant with Ishmael and ends up despising her mistress, Sarah blames Abraham for getting her handmaid pregnant in the first place, and Abraham in turn blames Sarah for giving him the handmaid to father a son through.
12th Jun '17 4:43:56 AM VicGeorge2011
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* PerfectlyArrangedMarriage: Isaac and his wife Rebekah. Abraham sent his servant to the land of his brother in Mesopotamia to get a wife for his son Isaac, and the servants prays to God that the first woman who comes along to the well to offer both him and his camels a drink would be the one God has chosen to be Isaac's wife. As it turns out, Rebekah was the first woman who offers the servant and his camels a drink, and so after spending a night in her family's house and talking with her brother Laban, he gives his sister Rebekah his blessings and has her sent to the land of Canaan where Abraham and Isaac were staying, and both Isaac and Rebekah were married upon her arrival.

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* PerfectlyArrangedMarriage: Isaac and his wife Rebekah. Abraham sent his servant to the land of his brother in Mesopotamia to get a wife for his son Isaac, and the servants prays to God that the first woman who comes along to the well to offer both him and his camels a drink would be the one God has chosen to be Isaac's wife. As it turns out, Rebekah was the first woman who offers the servant and his camels a drink, and so after spending the servant spends a night in her family's house and talking talks with her brother Laban, he Laban about what happened, Laban gives his sister Rebekah his blessings and has her sent to the land of Canaan where Abraham and Isaac were staying, and both Isaac and Rebekah were married upon her arrival.
12th Jun '17 4:41:36 AM VicGeorge2011
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* ButLiquorIsQuicker: Lot's daughters got his own father drunk to have sex with him. That showed how corrupt Sodom and Gomorrah had been, to the point that even the ones spared engaged in sexual immorality.

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* ButLiquorIsQuicker: Lot's daughters got his their own father drunk to have sex with him. That showed how corrupt Sodom and Gomorrah had been, to the point that even the ones God had spared engaged in sexual immorality.



%%* PerfectlyArrangedMarriage: Isaac and his wife Rebekah.

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%%* * PerfectlyArrangedMarriage: Isaac and his wife Rebekah.Rebekah. Abraham sent his servant to the land of his brother in Mesopotamia to get a wife for his son Isaac, and the servants prays to God that the first woman who comes along to the well to offer both him and his camels a drink would be the one God has chosen to be Isaac's wife. As it turns out, Rebekah was the first woman who offers the servant and his camels a drink, and so after spending a night in her family's house and talking with her brother Laban, he gives his sister Rebekah his blessings and has her sent to the land of Canaan where Abraham and Isaac were staying, and both Isaac and Rebekah were married upon her arrival.
12th Jun '17 4:33:46 AM VicGeorge2011
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* WittholdingTheirName: After Jacob wrestles with the Angel of the LORD and is given a blessing and a MeaningfulRename to Israel, Jacob asks the Angel for His name, and the Angel refuses, saying “Why do you ask Me My name?”

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* WittholdingTheirName: WithholdingTheirName: After Jacob wrestles with the Angel of the LORD and is given a blessing and a MeaningfulRename to Israel, Jacob asks the Angel for His name, and the Angel refuses, saying “Why do you ask Me My name?”
12th Jun '17 4:32:49 AM VicGeorge2011
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* WittholdingTheirName: After Jacob wrestles with the Angel of the LORD and is given a blessing and a MeaningfulRename to Israel, Jacob asks the Angel for His name, and the Angel refuses, saying “Why do you ask Me My name?”
30th May '17 1:25:56 PM Bassball_Batman
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* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: Jacob wrestled ''an angel'' for an entire night (though many scholars believe Jacob was actually ''wrestling with God'' via theophany). The angel had to resort to cursing Jacob's hip in order to win, and Jacob ''still'' obtained a blessing (which remains in effect to this day) before he let the angel leave. To those of your who don't know, Jacob earned a nickname for that feat, which is literally translated as "Wrestles with God" ... The nickname is ''"Israel"''.

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* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: Jacob wrestled ''an angel'' for an entire night (though many scholars believe Jacob was actually ''wrestling with God'' via theophany). The angel had to resort to cursing Jacob's hip in order to win, and Jacob ''still'' obtained a blessing (which remains in effect to this day) before he let the angel leave. To those of your you who don't know, Jacob earned a nickname for that feat, which is literally translated as "Wrestles with God" ... The nickname is ''"Israel"''.



** Noah curses his son, Ham, for failing to avert his eyes when Noah was drunk and naked.
** Jacob takes his sons to task for their reaction to the rape of Dinah as this. See CircumcisionAngst (above) and RapeAndRevenge (below).
** Young Joseph may have been a bit of a [[AnnoyingYoungerSibling bratty brother]], with his habit of tattling on his older brothers and announcing his dreams of superiority, but trying to murder him and then selling him into slavery in response? Definitely over the top.

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** Noah curses his son, Ham, for failing to avert his eyes when Noah was drunk and naked.naked (the curse inherited by only '''one''' son, mind you).
** After Shechem's rape of their sister Dinah, Jacob takes his sons to task for their reaction to the rape as an instance of Dinah as this. See CircumcisionAngst (above) and RapeAndRevenge (below).
** Young Joseph may have been a bit of a [[AnnoyingYoungerSibling bratty brother]], with his habit of tattling on his older brothers and announcing his dreams of superiority, but trying to murder him and then selling him into slavery in response? Definitely over the top.over-the-top.
30th May '17 12:47:27 PM Bassball_Batman
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* AndManGrewProud: Then Man built a tower which would reach Heaven. [[ItWasHisSled Which is why language classes are needed in the present day]].

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* AndManGrewProud: Then Man built a tower which would intended to reach Heaven. Which [[ItWasHisSled Which is why language classes are needed in the present day]].



** Tamar, a widow of Judah's sons, was due a marriage to another man of the family under the rules of levirate marriage. When it seemed Judah was not going to go through with this Tamar disguised herself as a prostitute and met him on the road, taking his staff and sigil as payment. She conceived twins and, when Judah realized what had happened and she explained her reasons, he was shamed into admitting his mistakes and, while he didn't marry her, he did acknowledge the twins as his children and heirs.

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** Tamar, a widow of Judah's sons, was due a marriage to another man of the family under the rules of levirate marriage. When it seemed Judah was not going to go through with this this, Tamar disguised herself as a prostitute and met him on the road, taking his staff and sigil as payment. She conceived twins and, when Judah realized what had happened and she explained her reasons, he was shamed into admitting his mistakes and, while he didn't marry her, he did acknowledge the twins as his children and heirs.



* CainAndAbel: The actual Cain and Abel conflict, in which Abel is more favorable before God than his brother Cain and the latter kills the former out of envy.

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* CainAndAbel: The actual Cain and Abel Cain-Abel conflict, in which Abel is more favorable before God than his brother Cain and the latter kills the former out of envy.



* ClaimedByTheSupernatural: Cain is marked by God for murdering his younger brother, but the mark is not a punishment, it's meant as a warning to anyone who would harm Cain in his exile that Cain's murder would be avenged seven times over.
* TheClan: The twelve tribes of Israel descended from Abraham and Isaac, who had their own clans. Abraham, Isaac and Jacob are the three [[ThePatriarch patriarchs]] of the Hebrew people.
* CliffHanger: Will the Israelites permanently settle in Egypt or go back to their homeland? [[spoiler:They went to the latter the hard way]].



** Invoked by Simeon and Levi, who claim they will let Dinah marry the prince who raped her if every man from that village is circumcised. They agree, and for three days the village is defenseless, making it [[KickThemWhileTheyAreDown incredibly easy to take revenge]].

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** Invoked by Simeon and Levi, who claim they will let Dinah marry the prince who raped her if every man from that village is circumcised. They agree, and for three days the village is defenseless, making it giving the bandits an [[KickThemWhileTheyAreDown incredibly easy opening to take revenge]].revenge]] and fill their greedy pockets with the loot.
* ClaimedByTheSupernatural: Cain is marked by God for murdering his younger brother, but the mark is not a punishment; it is bestowed as a warning to anyone who would harm Cain in his exile that Cain's murder would be avenged '''seven times over'''.
* TheClan: The twelve tribes of Israel descended from Abraham and Isaac, who had their own clans. Abraham, Isaac and Jacob are the three [[ThePatriarch patriarchs]] of the Hebrew people.
* CliffHanger: Will the Israelites permanently settle in Egypt or go back to their homeland? [[spoiler:They went to the latter the hard way]].
26th May '17 7:40:50 PM DustSnitch
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* GodIsGood: God makes the universe, and says that it's good. He also gives Cain - the first murderer - a mark to keep people from killing him.
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