History Literature / BookOfGenesis

27th May '16 9:20:22 PM DoctorCooper
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* ButLiquorIsQuicker: Lot's daughters got his own father drunk to have sex with him. That showed how corrupt was Sodom and Gomorrah

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* ButLiquorIsQuicker: Lot's daughters got his own father drunk to have sex with him. That showed how corrupt was had been Sodom and GomorrahGomorrah.



* NoNudityTaboo: Adam and Eve started out in this state. It doesn't last long.
27th May '16 9:17:23 PM DoctorCooper
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* ButLiquorIsQuicker: Lot's daughters got his own father drunk to have sex with him. That showed how corrupt was Sodom and Gomorrah
8th May '16 9:14:45 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Congratulations Joseph, thanks to the economic policies you put in place to take advantage of your prophetic dreams Pharoah has enslaved virtually the entire known world including your own people. Good one.
23rd Apr '16 7:53:43 PM MsChibi
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* SadlyMythtaken: The ForbiddenFruit is not actually mentioned as being an apple. (Indeed, apples are not native to the Fertile Crescent, and would most likely have been unfamiliar to the original writers/storytellers.) That was a VisualPun that came about when the story was translated into Latin, because the words for "evil" and "apple" are similar.
23rd Apr '16 7:50:37 PM MsChibi
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* MenActWomenAre: The men are described in terms of their attributes. The women are typically described in terms of beauty.
16th Apr '16 7:57:08 AM Mordac
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**The verb used in 8:13 (חרב/''charav'') is actually different than that used in 8:14 (יבש/''yabesh''). The former can be translated more specifically as 'free of water', while the latter is stronger, implying being completely 'dried up' or 'withered'.
31st Mar '16 12:54:39 PM Specialist290
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* HopeSpot: After learning that God plans to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah for their wickedness, Abraham is able to bargain God down to sparing them if there are at least ten righteous men there for the sake of Lot and his family. It isn't enough.
17th Feb '16 6:31:51 PM DoctorCooper
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* MatzoFever: [[MrsRobinson Potiphar's wife]] really likes their new slave. I mean, ''really'' [[IsThatWhatTheyreCallingItNow likes]] him. She wants to [[YiddishAsASecondLanguage schtup]] him.

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* MatzoFever: [[MrsRobinson Potiphar's wife]] really likes their new slave. I mean, Joseph. She ''really'' [[IsThatWhatTheyreCallingItNow likes]] him. She wants to [[YiddishAsASecondLanguage schtup]] him.
17th Feb '16 6:03:18 PM DoctorCooper
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* BeautyEqualsGoodness: PlayedStraight with the matriarchs Sarah, Rebecca and Rachel. {{Averted}} with the patriarchs with the exception of Joseph, whose physical beauty is mentioned.

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* BeautyEqualsGoodness: PlayedStraight Played straight with the matriarchs Sarah, [[GrandmaWhatMassiveHotnessYouHave Sarah]], Rebecca and Rachel. {{Averted}} Averted with the patriarchs with the exception of Joseph, whose physical beauty is mentioned.



* DeathByChildbirth: Rachel.

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* DeathByChildbirth: Rachel.Rachel dies when she has Benjamin.
25th Jan '16 1:53:35 AM Sebastian87
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* PleaseSpareHimMyLiege: Because it is LostInTranslation, most people don't realize that ''God'' of all people does this at one point. When Abraham is about to sacrifice his son Isaac, God implores him to let him go and sacrifice a ram instead. In Hebrew, there are two ways to formulate a negative sentence: One of them is the so-called Prohibitive, the other the Vetitive. The former is used when a person talks down to somebody, i.e. is in a superior position. The latter is used when somebody tries to persuade their superior. With one sole other exception every other negative sentence of God in the Tanakh is formulated as a Prohibitive (for example, the Ten Commandments are formulated in a way that makes it very clear that anybody who violates them will suffer a FateWorseThanDeath), but when God asks (not orders, but ''asks'') Abraham to put down the dagger, it feels the same way as a soldier talking to his commanding officer...
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