History Literature / BookOfGenesis

4th Apr '18 8:44:33 AM Pamina
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** 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]].

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** 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 David Wolpe touches on this silent victory for brotherhood [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DH0VqlPnzpE five minutes into this interview]].
4th Apr '18 8:35:43 AM Pamina
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** Abraham is told to sacrifice his son in order to prove his faith.
** Joseph basically pulls one of these on his brothers with Benjamin.

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** Abraham is told to sacrifice his son Isaac in order to prove his faith.
** Joseph basically pulls one of these on his brothers with Benjamin.Benjamin, framing the latter for theft to see if the older brothers will abandon their father's [[ReplacementGoldfish current favorite]] or defend him.
9th Mar '18 2:19:04 PM VicGeorge2011
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* DivineDate: One of the readings of Genesis 6:2 suggests that the "sons of God" that went into the "daughters of men" were angels that decided to interfere with God's pure gene pool of humanity, thus raising up the legendary Nephilim. (The other alternate reading is that the "sons of God" were the godly line of Seth and the "daughters of men" were the ungodly line of Cain, and thus were offspring were just people fallen into depraved sin.)

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* DivineDate: One of the readings of Genesis 6:2 suggests that the "sons of God" that went into the "daughters of men" were angels that decided to interfere with God's pure gene pool of humanity, thus raising up the legendary Nephilim. (The other alternate reading is that the "sons of God" were the godly line of Seth and the "daughters of men" were the ungodly line of Cain, and thus were their offspring were just people fallen into depraved sin.)
9th Mar '18 2:16:53 PM VicGeorge2011
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* DivineDate: One of the readings of Genesis 6:2 suggests that the "sons of God" that went into the "daughters of men" were angels that decided to interfere with God's pure gene pool of humanity, thus raising up the legendary Nephilim. (The other alternate reading is that the "sons of God" were the godly line of Seth and the "daughters of men" were the ungodly line of Cain, and thus were offspring were just people fallen into depraved sin.)
3rd Mar '18 2:15:27 AM VicGeorge2011
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** Onan provoked God into striking him dead by refusing to have a child with Tamar, his dead brother's wife, as per the laws of levirate marriage (in short, he was required to marry his brother's wife, and their first son would be his brother's to continue his brother's family line). Of course, he vowed that he ''would'' (thus avoiding public shaming and being cast out of his family) and then performed ''coitus interruptus'' to prevent it (i.e. probably in the course of having sex with her regularly nonetheless), so he [[AssholeVictim kinda had it coming]].

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** In the case of Onan, the brother of Judah's first dead son Er and brother-in-law to Tamar, it's Mandatory Fatherhood. Onan provoked God into striking him dead by refusing to have a child with Tamar, his dead brother's wife, as per the laws of levirate marriage (in short, he was required to marry his brother's wife, and their first son would be his brother's to continue his brother's family line). Of course, he vowed that he ''would'' (thus avoiding public shaming and being cast out of his family) and then performed ''coitus interruptus'' to prevent it (i.e. probably in the course of having sex with her regularly nonetheless), so he [[AssholeVictim kinda had it coming]].
3rd Mar '18 2:07:03 AM VicGeorge2011
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* SnakesAreSinister: In the garden of Eden, a regular snake (later identified as {{Satan}}) strikes up a conversation with Eve with the intent of getting her to doubt what God had said about His command to not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. He gets her to say that God has told her and Adam not to eat ''or even touch it'' (which God never said) or else they will die. Then he gets her to believe that God Himself was lying about the tree, and that if she ate from the tree, her eyes will be opened and she will be like God, "knowing good and evil". When both Adam and Eve eat from the tree together, and are confronted by God over what they have done, and Eve says that the snake deceived her into eating from the tree, God cursed the snake with crawling on his belly and eating dust all the days of his life, and that there will be enmity between his offspring and that of the woman, that "the seed of the woman" shall crush his head while he shall "bruise His heel".

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* SnakesAreSinister: In the garden of Eden, a regular snake (later identified as {{Satan}}) strikes up a conversation with Eve with the intent of getting her to doubt what God had said about His command to not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. He gets her to say that God has told her and Adam not to eat from the tree ''or even touch it'' (which (the last part of which God never said) or else they will die. Then he gets her to believe that God Himself was lying about the tree, and that if she ate from the tree, her eyes will be opened and she will be like God, "knowing good and evil". When both Adam and Eve eat from the tree together, and are confronted by God over what they have done, and Eve says that the snake deceived her into eating from the tree, God cursed the snake with crawling on his belly and eating dust all the days of his life, and that there will be enmity between his offspring and that of the woman, that "the seed of the woman" shall crush his head while he shall "bruise His heel".
1st Mar '18 2:46:05 PM VicGeorge2011
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* OhMyGods: The Angel of the Lord invokes this in Genesis 22:16-18:

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* OhMyGods: The Angel of the Lord invokes says this in Genesis 22:16-18:
1st Mar '18 2:44:58 PM VicGeorge2011
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* OhMyGods: The Angel of the Lord invokes this in Genesis 22:16-18:
-->''“By Myself I have sworn, says the Lord, because you have done this thing, and have not withheld your son, your only son, I will indeed bless you and I will indeed multiply your descendants as the stars of the heavens and as the sand that is on the seashore. Your descendants will possess the gate of their enemies. Through your offspring all the nations of the earth will be blessed, because you have obeyed My voice.”''
28th Feb '18 6:13:54 PM nombretomado
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* HumansAreCthulhu and HumansAreBastards: [[https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Genesis+6&version=VOICE Genesis 6]] the narrative about how God destroyed mankind. Some take [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allegorical_interpretations_of_Genesis this as literal]]. As some use this as Science is Bad argument. Where Genesis plays up as a CosmicHorrorStory.
28th Feb '18 7:33:18 AM VicGeorge2011
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* SnakesAreSinister: In the garden of Eden, a regular snake (later identified as {{Satan}}) strikes up a conversation with Eve with the intent of getting her to doubt what God had said about His command to not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. He gets her to say that God has told her and Adam not to eat ''or even touch it'' (which God never said) or else they will die. Then he gets her to believe that God Himself was lying about the tree, and that if she ate from the tree, her eyes will be opened and she will be like God, "knowing good and evil". When both Adam and Eve eat from the tree together, and are confronted by God over what they have done, and Eve says that the snake deceived her into eating from the tree, God cursed the snake with crawling on his belly and eating dust all the days of his life, and that there will be enmity between his offspring and that of the woman, that "the seed of the woman" shall crush his head while he shall "bruise His heel".
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