Who is the Father of Biblical faith?
• He gives them land of Canaan and the decedents; Jews Christians and Muslems
What does God promise to Abram as the covenant?
faithfulness and obedience to God
What does Abram promise to God?
circumcision of males and name change for abram
What is the sign of the covenant for Abram's people?
as a sign of the covenant
Why are Sari and Abram's names changed?
the people wouldn't show hospitality but showed wickedness and sinfulness
Why are Sodom and Gomorrah destroyed?
Who is the father of the Arab people?
• Bc Sarah couldn't have children so she had to provide a servant to have a child with him- that was part of the marriage laws back then.
Why is Hagar allowed to have a child with Abram?
• There was a famine, so Abraham passes Sarah off as his sister so the Pharaoh will not kill him and take Sarah as his all wife but they get caught and Sarah becomes the Pharaoh's wife.
what happens to abram and sari in egypt?
God tests Abram of his fath ; and God also doesnt want human sacrafice
What are the two main points that the biblical author wants to make in the story of the sacrifice of Abram?
Which of Abraham's sons is destined to become an ancestor of the Israelites?
Whom does Isaac marry?
the sons of Isaac (twins of Isaac and Rebekah)
Who is Jacob and Esau ?
by deceiving his father that he is Esau
What does Jacob do to gain the birthright?
Passes on wealth, covenant, and head of the family. Birthright is the first son, and they get the blessing from the father.
What is the birthright? How is it connected to the covenant blessing?
• Rebekah's brother and he goes to escape from Esau and to work so he can marry his daughter.
Who is Uncle Laban? Why does Jacob go to him?
He works for 7 years to marry Rachel.
What happens to Jacob when he is with Uncle Laban?
When the man comes to work for the family of the women he is going to marry to pay them off for taking them from her.
Uncle Laban tells Jacob he is going to marry Rachel but tricks him and he really marries Leah
How does Jacob get deceived?
He fights with angel and struggles with angel and has his name changed to Israel
What strange encounter does Jacob have on his way back to Canaan?
What is the new name Jacob is give on the way back to Canaan?
"he who contends with God"
What does Israel mean?
he orders his family to get rid of all their pagan items.
How does Jacob initiate his family into the worship of the God of Israel?
Because he was Rachel's oldest son
Why is Joseph the favorite of Jacob?
Bc they needed color die and it was expensive and took a long time to make and it was a sign of wealth
Why is a multicolored coat such a great thing to have?
interprets his future dream about the 7 fat cows and the 7 skiny cows
How does Joseph gain the Pharoah's favor?
the seven years filled with an abundance of food
what does the 7 fat cows represent?
seven years of a famine
what does the 7 skiny cows represent?
Realized what wrong they had did and they forgave each other and realized their wrongs
How do Joseph and his brothers grow through the story?
Looking for food due to the famine ; because there was food and Joseph was the governor there & finds them land - which was excellent - the land was called Goshen
How do the Hebrews get to Egypt and why do they stay?
Joseph's sons - they were Hebrew names ; by an Egyptian mother
Who are Ephraim and Manasseh?
• Jews are to be elites in the nation - spread the belief of one God •God worked with flawed humans who were deceitful to bring about his promise • God can make good come out of bad situations
What threefold pattern did the exiles see in these stories of Genesis?
Abraham and Hagar's child
Sarah and Abraham's child
Esau and Jacob
Sons of Rebekah and Isaac
Rachel and Leah
Joseph and Benjamin
Rachel and Jacob's sons
Zilpah and Bilhah
servants of Rachel and Leah
the eldest son of Leah and Jacob
the chief steward of pharaoh who bought joseph as a slave