History Literature / BookOfGenesis

24th Nov '17 3:21:01 PM VicGeorge2011
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* LastMinuteBabyNaming: Jacob's sons are all given {{Meaningful Name}}s, surrounding the circumstances of their birth, and TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry that their mothers were engaged in. It's also important to note that the women were expecting to have sons that would be the promised "seed of the woman" God had spoken to the first man and woman that would "bruise the head" of the serpent (later identified as Satan), which is why when Jacob's daughter Dinah was born, there wasn't given any sort of speech regarding her name.

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* LastMinuteBabyNaming: Jacob's sons are all given {{Meaningful Name}}s, surrounding the circumstances of their birth, and TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry that their mothers were engaged in. It's also important to note that the women were expecting to have sons a son that would be the promised "seed of the woman" God had spoken to the first man and woman that would "bruise the head" of the serpent (later identified as Satan), which is why when Jacob's daughter Dinah was born, there wasn't given any sort of speech regarding her name.
24th Nov '17 3:19:00 PM VicGeorge2011
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* LastMinuteBabyNaming: Jacob's sons are all given {{Meaningful Name}}s, surrounding the circumstances of their birth, and TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry that their mothers were engaged in.

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* LastMinuteBabyNaming: Jacob's sons are all given {{Meaningful Name}}s, surrounding the circumstances of their birth, and TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry that their mothers were engaged in. It's also important to note that the women were expecting to have sons that would be the promised "seed of the woman" God had spoken to the first man and woman that would "bruise the head" of the serpent (later identified as Satan), which is why when Jacob's daughter Dinah was born, there wasn't given any sort of speech regarding her name.
23rd Nov '17 6:32:14 PM angie710
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* LastMinuteBabyNaming: Jacob's sons are all given {{Meaningful Name}}s, surrounding the circumstances of their birth, and the GloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry that their mothers were engaged in.

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* LastMinuteBabyNaming: Jacob's sons are all given {{Meaningful Name}}s, surrounding the circumstances of their birth, and the GloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry and TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry that their mothers were engaged in.
23rd Nov '17 6:30:53 PM angie710
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%%* LastMinuteBabyNaming: Happens a lot, most memorably with Jacob's sons.

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%%* * LastMinuteBabyNaming: Happens a lot, most memorably with Jacob's sons.sons are all given {{Meaningful Name}}s, surrounding the circumstances of their birth, and the GloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry that their mothers were engaged in.



%%* OppositeSexClone: God took Adam's rib (or "a piece of his side") and cloned Eve from it.

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%%* * OppositeSexClone: God took Adam's rib (or "a piece of his side") and cloned created Eve from it.



* SexEqualsLove: When Adam realizes that Eve is "the flesh of my flesh," the narration notes that "the flesh of my flesh" is why it is good for a man to [[UnusualEuphemism "cling to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh."]] The next sentence even comments on how the first people were unabashed in nakedness, showing that their sexual expression was wholly uncorrupted.

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* SexEqualsLove: When Adam realizes that Eve is "the flesh of my flesh," the narration notes that "the flesh of my flesh" is why it is good for a man to [[UnusualEuphemism "cling to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh."]] The next sentence even comments on how the first people were unabashed in nakedness, showing that [[SexIsGood their sexual expression was wholly uncorrupted.uncorrupted]]. Therefore, it is one of the very few times in the entire Bible that this trope is played straight.
4th Nov '17 10:32:20 AM Smeagol17
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The book has [[PlayingWithATrope plays with]] some of the aspects from Myth/MesopotamianMythology and other {{Creation Myth}}s, with the most unique feature being the singular, supreme, and intelligent nature of {{God}}. There are also many parallels with its "sequel," the Literature/BookOfExodus.

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The book has [[PlayingWithATrope plays with]] some of the aspects from Myth/MesopotamianMythology and other {{Creation Myth}}s, with the most unique feature being the singular, supreme, and intelligent nature of {{God}}. There are also many parallels with its "sequel," the Literature/BookOfExodus.
4th Nov '17 10:31:02 AM VicGeorge2011
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* MysticalPlague: A couple of the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plagues_of_Egypt Plagues of Egypt]] in The Bible fit: the plague of pestilence (which only affected livestock) and the plague of boils (skin disease).
4th Nov '17 10:25:21 AM VicGeorge2011
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* MateOrDie: Rachel, being jealous of her sister Leah giving their husband Jacob four sons, cries out to Jacob, "Give me children [literally ''sons''] or I will die." This starts the whole situation of Rachel and Leah both giving Jacob their handmaids for him to have children with through surrogacy.
4th Nov '17 10:20:50 AM VicGeorge2011
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* DeathBySex: Onan in chapter 38, by deciding to cheat his brother's wife out of her inheritance by denying her to have a child from him that would not inherit anything from him by performing ''coitus interruptus'', was killed by God for his actions.



* DeathBySex: Onan in chapter 38, by deciding to cheat his brother's wife out of her inheritance by denying her to have a child from him that would not inherit anything from him by performing ''coitus interruptus'', was killed by God for his actions.
4th Nov '17 10:18:37 AM VicGeorge2011
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* DeathBySex: Onan in chapter 38, by deciding to cheat his brother's sister-in-law out of her inheritance by denying her to have a child from him that would not inherit anything from him by performing ''coitus interruptus'', was killed by God for his actions.

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* DeathBySex: Onan in chapter 38, by deciding to cheat his brother's sister-in-law wife out of her inheritance by denying her to have a child from him that would not inherit anything from him by performing ''coitus interruptus'', was killed by God for his actions.
4th Nov '17 10:18:04 AM VicGeorge2011
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* DeathBySex: Onan in chapter 38, by deciding to cheat his brother's sister-in-law out of her inheritance by denying her to have a child from him that would not inherit anything from him by performing ''coitus interruptus'', was killed by God for his actions.
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