History Literature / BookOfGenesis

26th Sep '16 10:49:58 AM dotchan
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* SacredHospitality: As far as Lot is concerned, the safety of his guests is more important to him ''than that of his own daughters'' (fortunately for them, [[OurAngelsAreDifferent his guests]] intervened).

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* SacredHospitality: SacredHospitality:
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As far as Lot is concerned, the safety of his guests is more important to him ''than that of his own daughters'' (fortunately for them, [[OurAngelsAreDifferent his guests]] intervened).intervened).
** Abraham is shown displaying extraordinary hospitality towards three "strangers" (who turn out to be God and two angels coming to promise Abraham a son and to discuss the issue of Sodom and Gomorrah).
22nd Aug '16 10:16:07 PM BroTim11
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* MatzoFever: [[MrsRobinson Potiphar's wife]] really likes Joseph. She ''really'' [[IsThatWhatTheyreCallingItNow likes]] him. She wants to [[YiddishAsASecondLanguage schtup]] him.

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* MatzoFever: [[MrsRobinson Potiphar's wife]] really likes Joseph. She ''really'' [[IsThatWhatTheyreCallingItNow likes]] him. She wants to [[YiddishAsASecondLanguage schtup]] him.Joseph and is upfront and aggressive about it.



* 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.
* NoDoubtTheYearsHaveChangedMe: Joseph's brothers are unable to recognise him after twenty years of separation. It's not surprising, considering that they last saw him as the AnnoyingYoungerSibling whom they [[MadeASlave sold to slavery]], and now he's the [[TheGoodChancellor Vizier of Egypt]] and Pharaoh's NumberTwo.

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Congratulations Joseph, thanks to the economic policies you put in place to take advantage of your prophetic dreams dreams, a future Pharoah has enslaved virtually the entire known world including your own people. people. Good one.
* NoDoubtTheYearsHaveChangedMe: Joseph's brothers are unable to recognise recognize him after twenty years of separation. It's not surprising, considering that they last saw him as the AnnoyingYoungerSibling whom they [[MadeASlave sold to slavery]], and now he's the [[TheGoodChancellor Vizier of Egypt]] and Pharaoh's NumberTwo.



* OutOfCharacterMoment: [[InUniverse A perceived one, anyway.]] When God reveals his plan to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah, which would destroy the wicked and the just alike, Abraham claims such ruthlessness is very much unlike God. After some argue, God agrees to spare the cities if there's at least 10 believers there (nope).

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* OutOfCharacterMoment: [[InUniverse A perceived one, anyway.]] ]] When God reveals his His plan to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah, which would destroy the wicked and the just alike, Abraham claims such ruthlessness is very much unlike God. After some argue, God. In the following discussion, God agrees to revealed that He would spare the cities if there's there were at least 10 believers there (nope).(there weren't).



* PsychicDreamsForEveryone: In Joseph's story, Joseph, the Pharaoh, the pharaoh's baker and the pharaoh's chief butler all have [[DreamingOfThingsToCome prophetic dreams]]. It's implied that God is sending those dreams, hence why Joseph (who is favored by God) is able to interpret them.

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* PsychicDreamsForEveryone: In Joseph's story, Joseph, the Pharaoh, the pharaoh's baker and the pharaoh's chief butler all have [[DreamingOfThingsToCome prophetic dreams]]. It's implied stated that God is sending those dreams, hence why Joseph (who is favored by God) is able to interpret them.



* 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.

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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.



* SiblingRivalry: A running theme in the Genesis. It begins with CainAndAbel, continues through JacobAndEsau and even ventures into the domain of TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry with Rachel and Leah. Joseph's relationship and his brothers headed down the same track, until Joseph broke with the trend and forgave his brothers, thereby reuniting the family.

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* SiblingRivalry: A running theme in the Genesis. It begins with CainAndAbel, continues through JacobAndEsau and even ventures into the domain of TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry with Rachel and Leah. Leah. Joseph's relationship and his brothers headed down the same track, until Joseph broke with the trend and forgave his brothers, thereby reuniting the family.



* TheUnderworld: All characters expect to "go down to Sheol" after death. The words "go ''down''" suggests that Sheol is conceived of as a somewhat depressing afterlife, and there's apparently no difference in the fate of good and bad people. The concept of "Sheol" changes over the course of the Old Testament to resemble the modern Christian concept of "Heaven" more closely.

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* TheUnderworld: All characters expect to "go down to Sheol" after death. The words "go ''down''" suggests that Sheol is conceived of as a somewhat depressing afterlife, and there's apparently no difference in the fate of good and bad people. The concept of "Sheol" changes over the course of the Old Testament to resemble the modern Christian concept of "Heaven" more closely.
22nd Aug '16 10:05:03 PM BroTim11
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** It had to be a painful week the day the custom was commanded to Abraham.

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** It had to be a painful week Many men were left feeling sore the day Abraham applied the custom was commanded to Abraham.custom.



* CompletelyUnnecessaryTranslator: Joseph. While there were probably many people for whom the translator proved indispensable, one case where he wasn't needed at all was when Joseph's own brothers showed up. He used the service anyway, as a means of hiding his identity.

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* CompletelyUnnecessaryTranslator: Joseph. While there were probably many people for whom the translator proved indispensable, one case where he wasn't needed at all was when Joseph's own brothers showed up. He used the service anyway, as a means of hiding his identity.



* CurseOfBabel / TowerOfBabel

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* CurseOfBabel / TowerOfBabelTowerOfBabel: The TropeMaker for both.



* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: Jacob wrestles all night with an angel and suffers no more than an injured hip. Better yet, the angel is hinted pretty strongly to be a manifestation of God Himself. Jacob is aghast when he realizes, but God gives him a blessing.

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* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: Jacob wrestles all night with an angel and suffers no more than an injured hip. Better yet, the angel is hinted pretty strongly to be a manifestation of God Himself. Himself. Jacob is aghast when he realizes, but God gives him a blessing.



* INeverSaidItWasPoison: When questioned as to why he was hiding in the Garden, Adam responds that it was because he was ashamed of his nudity. God then responds, "Who told you that you were naked?! You have eaten, then, of the tree that I have commanded you not to eat from."
* InnocentFanserviceGirl: Well, couple. Adam and Eve are naked when they're first created, but they have no concept of "naked," and are unashamed. It's only after they eat the fruit that they become aware of their nudity, and start to feel...well, naked.

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* INeverSaidItWasPoison: When questioned as to why he was hiding in the Garden, Adam responds that it was because he was ashamed of his nudity. God then responds, "Who told you that you were naked?! naked?! You have eaten, then, of the tree that I have commanded you not to eat from."
* InnocentFanserviceGirl: Well, couple. Adam and Eve are naked when they're first created, but they have no concept of "naked," and are unashamed. It's only after they eat the fruit that they become aware of their nudity, and start to feel...well, naked.



** The story of the Fall explains that, as a consequence, snakes lost their legs and have to crawl on their stomachs, men have to till the soil to produce food, and women have pain in childbirth.

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** The story of the Fall explains that, as a consequence, snakes lost their legs and have to crawl on their stomachs, men have to till the soil to produce food, and women have pain in childbirth.childbirth and corpses decompose.
22nd Aug '16 9:59:39 PM BroTim11
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* ArtisticLicensePaleontology: The Book of Genesis[[note]]if one interprets it literally rather than symbolically[[/note]] and modern paleontology do not agree when it comes to the Creation account and the Flood.
8th Aug '16 9:26:56 AM orvillethird
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* RunningGag: Gad's name.
29th Jul '16 2:30:58 PM dotchan
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* WhereTheHellIsSpringfield: Nobody can agree on where the Garden of Eden is supposed to have been located except "somewhere in the Middle East", as two of the rivers named as its borders have no modern equivalent.
21st Jun '16 9:11:39 AM DoctorCooper
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* BedTrick: Jacob's wedding.

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* BedTrick: Jacob's wedding. He had worked for Laban for seven years in order to get permission to marry Laban's daughter Rachel, but on the night of the wedding Laban swapped Rachel for her older sister Leah. Jacob didn't notice this until they were already married, so he had to work another seven years for permission to marry Rachel, the girl he actually loved.
19th Jun '16 7:43:21 PM DoctorCooper
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* ButLiquorIsQuicker: Lot's daughters got his own father drunk to have sex with him. That showed how corrupt had been Sodom and Gomorrah.
* CainAndAbel: The TropeMaker.

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* ButLiquorIsQuicker: Lot's daughters got his own father drunk to have sex with him. That showed how corrupt had been Sodom and Gomorrah.
Gomorrah had been, to the point that even the spared people had sexual immorality.
* CainAndAbel: The TropeMaker.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.
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
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