History Literature / BookOfGenesis

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...
22nd Jan '16 3:51:47 PM Jeduthun
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* ArtisticLicensePaleontology: The Book of Genesis and modern paleontology do not agree when it comes to the Creation account and the Flood.
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* ArtisticLicensePaleontology: The Book of Genesis 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.

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* ArtisticLicensePaleontology: The Book of Genesis and modern paleontology do not agree when it comes {{Yandere}}: Potphar's wife to the Creation account and the Flood. Joseph.
18th Jan '16 11:38:05 AM dotchan
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** Onan was killed by God for 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 on his brother's family line). Of course, he told her he ''would'' (thus avoiding public shaming and being cast out of his family) and then performed ''coitus interruptus'' to prevent it, so he was arguably sort of an AssholeVictim.
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** Onan was killed by God for 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 on his brother's family line). Of course, he told her he ''would'' (thus avoiding public shaming and being cast out of his family) and then performed ''coitus interruptus'' to prevent it, it (i.e. probably in the course of having sex with her regularly nonetheless), so he was arguably sort of an AssholeVictim.

** Onan was killed by God for 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 * NoNudityTaboo: Adam and their first son would be his brother's, to continue on his brother's family line). Of course, he told her he ''would'' (thus avoiding public shaming and being cast Eve started out of his family) and then performed ''coitus interruptus'' to prevent it, so he was arguably sort of an AssholeVictim.in this state. It doesn't last long.

* 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, which were not.
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* 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, which were not.there (nope).

** Several characters are on speaking terms with God, but Enoch is probably the only one who can claim to be a friend.
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** Several characters are on speaking terms with God, but Enoch is probably one of the only one few who can claim to be a friend.

** Abraham and God seem pretty friendly too.
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** Abraham and God seem pretty friendly too.as well.
3rd Jan '16 1:53:40 AM aishwarya
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* BeautyEqualsGoodness: Averted. [[MenActWomenAre the matriarchs]] Sarah, Rebecca Rachel and Joseph are heroic characters mentioned as attractive, but the appearance of the patriarches is unknown.
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* BeautyEqualsGoodness: Averted. [[MenActWomenAre PlayedStraight with the matriarchs]] matriarchs Sarah, Rebecca Rachel and Joseph are heroic characters mentioned as attractive, but Rachel. {{Averted}} with the appearance of patriarchs with the patriarches exception of Joseph, whose physical beauty is unknown.mentioned.
27th Dec '15 6:10:44 PM DoctorCooper
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* BeautyEqualsGoodness: Played straight with [[MenActWomenAre the matriarchs]] Sarah, Rebecca and Rachel. {{Averted}} with the patriarchs, with the exception of Joseph, who is described as "attractive in form and figure".
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* BeautyEqualsGoodness: Played straight with Averted. [[MenActWomenAre the matriarchs]] Sarah, Rebecca Rachel and Rachel. {{Averted}} with Joseph are heroic characters mentioned as attractive, but the patriarchs, with appearance of the exception of Joseph, who patriarches is described as "attractive in form and figure".unknown.
27th Dec '15 6:08:48 PM DoctorCooper
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25th Dec '15 8:19:24 PM MsChibi
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* ImprovisedClothes: The fig leaves Adam and Eve make into loincloths when they eat the fruit and realize they're naked and feel ashamed for it. * 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.
22nd Dec '15 3:46:11 PM VicGeorge2011
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* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Jacob is the Sensitive Guy who tends to sheep while Esau is the Manly Man who hunts for his food.
7th Dec '15 8:56:33 PM karstovich2
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The first book of Literature/TheBible. Literally everything begins here. From the story of how God created the world, the first peoples and finally the patriarchs of the Israelites.
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The first book of Literature/TheBible. In the Jewish tradition, it is the first book of the Torah and known as ''Bereshit'' ("In the beginning"; books of the Torah are known in Hebrew by their first word in that language). Literally everything begins here. From the story of how God created the world, the first peoples and finally the patriarchs of the Israelites.
5th Nov '15 5:29:50 PM Tsukiyo
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* 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.
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* 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, which were not.
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