History Literature / BookOfGenesis

21st Sep '17 11:49:59 AM InjuredPelican
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** Cain murdered his brother Abel because God, the Father of creation, accepted the latter's offering and rejected the former's.

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** Cain murdered his brother Abel because God, the Father of creation, accepted the latter's offering and rejected the former's. However, this was specifically because Abel gave God his first fruits and best fruits, where as Cain only gave God his leftover scraps.
1st Sep '17 11:40:31 AM VicGeorge2011
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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.

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* GetOut: GetOut:
** The Pharaoh boots Abraham out of Egypt for lying about his wife Sarah being "his sister" (technically his half-sister) and causing God to plague the Egyptians for that misinformation.
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Abimelech, the king of the Philistines, tells Isaac to leave the region because he was getting too prosperous and the Philistines were envying him.
5th Aug '17 9:43:42 AM VicGeorge2011
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* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: When Joseph invites his brothers into his palace for a meal, they're afraid he will attack them, seize them as slaves, and... take their donkeys?

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* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: When Joseph invites his brothers into his palace for a meal, while he's still unrecognizable to them, they're afraid he will attack them, seize them as slaves, and... take their donkeys?
17th Jul '17 4:03:36 PM VicGeorge2011
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** Jacob and Esau, two children who are described as fighting even in the womb, both end up [[JacobAndEsau the favorite of a different parent]], and so each of them works with that parent to conspire against each other for the right of inheritance. Ultimately, first-born Esau is cheated out of his rightful inheritance which now belongs to Jacob, a fact which nearly leads to Esau killing Jacob before the now rightful inheritor flees his home to make his own family.

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** Jacob and Esau, two children who are described as fighting even in the womb, both end up [[JacobAndEsau the favorite of a different parent]], and so each of them works with that parent to conspire against each other for the right of inheritance. Ultimately, first-born Esau is cheated out of his rightful inheritance which now belongs to Jacob, a fact which nearly leads to Esau killing Jacob before the now rightful inheritor flees his home to make his own family. Although if Esau was more mindful of his future inheritance being anything of worth to him than the immediate satisfaction of his appetite, he wouldn't have sold off his birthright to his brother and thus open the door for himself to be cheated in the first place.
3rd Jul '17 11:49:01 AM DustSnitch
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* CainAndAbel: The actual Cain-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-Abel conflict, fall of man away from {{God}} sees the collapse of the family, best seen in which Abel is more favorable before the interaction of the many brothers within this Book. The only way for even a single nation to begin to reconcile with God than his brother is for the brothers of the nation to reconcile with each other. For some examples:
** The conflict of brothers starts with the first children of Adam and Eve, the farmer
Cain and the latter kills herder Abel. God finds the former animal sacrifices of Abel preferable to Cain's offerings, which leaves Cain envious. Some time later, Cain is confronted by God with the fact that he has slaughtered his own brother, a fact Cain denies while complaining that he's "not his brother's keeper." Indignant, God dismisses Cain's lie by describing how he can hear the blood of the first corpse ''screaming'' from the Earth, and then punishes Cain to wander the Earth without a place to call home.
** Jacob and Esau, two children who are described as fighting even in the womb, both end up [[JacobAndEsau the favorite of a different parent]], and so each of them works with that parent to conspire against each other for the right of inheritance. Ultimately, first-born Esau is cheated
out of envy.his rightful inheritance which now belongs to Jacob, a fact which nearly leads to Esau killing Jacob before the now rightful inheritor flees his home to make his own family.
** Joseph, the favorite of Jacob's twelve sons, is so envied by his ten older brothers that they sell him into to slavery and tell their father that Joseph was eaten alive. The tables are turned years later, when the older brothers and the youngest (Benjamin) go to Egypt to request food and shelter for Israel from one of the Pharaoh's advisors: an older Joseph, having risen out of slavery by God's grace. Joseph demands that Benjamin be given to him as a slave in return for the provision of Israel, but the other brothers beg for Benjamin's freedom, not wanting to break their father's heart even further. Impressed by their compassion, Joseph reveals himself as their long-lost brother and allows the people of Israel to come to Egypt.
** The last group of brothers are the two sons of Joseph, Manasseh and Ephraim. Despite the fact that Manasseh is the older one, Ephraim was the one who received a blessing from the patriarch Jacob. Manasseh is indignant, and in his anger, [[SubvertedTrope he quietly accepts the situation]]. Genesis doesn't blow trumpets for Manasseh, but unlike every other older brother who ends up less favored than the younger, he preserves his family over lashing out over his perception of injustice. Rabbi Wolpe touches on this silent victory for brotherhood [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DH0VqlPnzpE five minutes into this interview]].



* JacobAndEsau: Begins here, of course.

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* JacobAndEsau: Begins here, [[UrExample The prototypical example]] of course.this trope, at least in western culture, is probably Jacob and Esau from this very book. They are twins, but Esau, the elder brother, is favoured by his father, while Jacob is his mother's favourite. They are very different, too; Esau is [[ARealManIsAKiller a great hunter]] and sports a CarpetOfVirility, and Jacob is good at [[RealMenWearPink cooking and stuff like that, and not hairy at all]]. The latter two even [[WigDressAccent conspire successfully]] to cheat [[WildHair Esau]] out of his inheritance, even though it ends up fulfilling what God had said about the sons, that "the older [Esau] shall serve the younger [Jacob]". [[labelnote:*]]Esau's alienation does not last forever; the two brothers made peace years later. Furthermore, Esau's descendants are the Edomites, and Jacob's descendants are the Israelites (including the Jews). During the Secunda period of Judaea, the Edomites become part of the Jewish people and share their inheritance again.[[/labelnote]]
17th Jun '17 3:03:55 PM VicGeorge2011
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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.
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