History Literature / BookOfGenesis

23rd Apr '16 7:53:43 PM MsChibi
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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.
23rd Apr '16 7:50:37 PM MsChibi
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* MenActWomenAre: The men are described in terms of their attributes. The women are typically described in terms of beauty.
16th Apr '16 7:57:08 AM Mordac
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**The verb used in 8:13 (חרב/''charav'') is actually different than that used in 8:14 (יבש/''yabesh''). The former can be translated more specifically as 'free of water', while the latter is stronger, implying being completely 'dried up' or 'withered'.
31st Mar '16 12:54:39 PM Specialist290
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* HopeSpot: After learning that God plans to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah for their wickedness, Abraham is able to bargain God down to sparing them if there are at least ten righteous men there for the sake of Lot and his family. It isn't enough.
17th Feb '16 6:31:51 PM DoctorCooper
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* MatzoFever: [[MrsRobinson Potiphar's wife]] really likes their new slave. I mean, ''really'' [[IsThatWhatTheyreCallingItNow likes]] him. She wants to [[YiddishAsASecondLanguage schtup]] him.

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* MatzoFever: [[MrsRobinson Potiphar's wife]] really likes their new slave. I mean, Joseph. She ''really'' [[IsThatWhatTheyreCallingItNow likes]] him. She wants to [[YiddishAsASecondLanguage schtup]] him.
17th Feb '16 6:03:18 PM DoctorCooper
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* BeautyEqualsGoodness: PlayedStraight with the matriarchs Sarah, Rebecca and Rachel. {{Averted}} with the patriarchs with the exception of Joseph, whose physical beauty is mentioned.

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* BeautyEqualsGoodness: PlayedStraight Played straight with the matriarchs Sarah, [[GrandmaWhatMassiveHotnessYouHave Sarah]], Rebecca and Rachel. {{Averted}} Averted with the patriarchs with the exception of Joseph, whose physical beauty is mentioned.



* DeathByChildbirth: Rachel.

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* DeathByChildbirth: Rachel.Rachel dies when she has Benjamin.
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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* {{Yandere}}: Potphar's wife to 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.



* NoNudityTaboo: Adam and Eve started out 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.
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