Sem 1 Week 6 Vocabulary
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a solemn agreement between human beings or between God and a human being in which mutual commitments are made.
the sin of the first human beings, who disobeyed God's command by choosing to follow their own will and thus lost their original holiness and became subject to death and the fallen state of human nature that affects every person born into the world.
the time period before the invention of writing and recording of historical data.
the father or leader of a tribe, clan or tradition.
the female leader of a tribe, clan or tradition, normally the wife of a patriarch
The name given to Jacob in a dream when God restores the covenant. His descendants are thus called the Israelites.
The first person God establishes his covenant with. God makes him the "father of a host of nations."
The wife of Abraham.
The Egyptian maid of Abraham and Sarah. Mother of Ishmael
The first born child of Abraham. His mother is Hagar
Son of Abraham and Sarah who assumes the role of patriarch after his father's death.
Wife of Isaac and mother of twin boys Esau and Jacob
First born twin of Isaac and Rebekah who lost his birthright to his younger twin Jacob.
Younger twin of Isaac and Rebekah who tricked his father into receiving the birthright. Father of 12 sons with Leah and Rachel and their maids. Becomes the patriarch upon the death of Isaac
Sister of Leah, wife of Jacob and his true love. Mother to Joseph
Sister of Rachel, wife of Jacob but he did not love her, he was tricked into marrying her.
The favorite son of Jacob because he was the first born son with his true love Rachel.
Twelve Tribes of Israel
a confederation of Hebrew tribes, groups, or clans of faithful people who trace their origin to the patriarch Jacob.
The night the Lord passed over the houses of the Israelites marked by the blood of the lamb and spared the firstborn sons from death. Also, the feast that celebrates the deliverance of the Chosen People from bondage in Egypt and the Exodus from Egypt to the Promised Land.
The most sacred of the Old Testament names for God, which He revealed to Moses. It is frequently translated as "I AM" or "I Am Who Am"
Little flakes the Israelites collected and boiled or baked into a bread-like substance, symbolizing God as the sole sustainer of life
This renewed God's Covenant with Abraham's descendants. It established the Israelites as God's chosen people.
The list of norms, or rules of moral behavior, that God gave to Moses and that are the basis of ethical conduct.
The brother of Moses whom God asked to assist Moses in confronting Pharaoh.
the sister of Moses who helped to send him down the river in a basket to save him.
Hebrew person raised as an Egyptian. God called him to save the Israelite people from enslavement in Egypt.
type of literature in Genesis 1-11
To punish Cain for killing his brother Abel
why God interacted with Cain and Abel
the sign of the covenant in the story of Noah
to warn Noah that he was going to wipe out humanity for their wickedness but was saving Noah because he was a righteous man.
Why God interacted with Noah
he confused their speech
how did God interact with humanity in the story of the Tower of Babel?
Abraham, Isaac, Jacob & Joseph
examples of patriarchs in the Old Testaments
pharoah was concerned about the growing number of Hebrew people. He was afraid that an outside force would use them to help overpower the Egyptians
Why the Egyptians enslaved the Israelites
he was adopted by the pharoah's daughter
how did Moses become part of Egyptian royalty?
He killed an Egyptian to defend a Hebrew
what caused Moses to flee Egypt for Midian?
how God appeared to Moses to call him to free the Israelite people
To show them that he was more powerful than their false Gods.
Why did God unleash the 10 Plagues on the Egyptian people?
he was grief stricken at the death of his son
Why did the 10th plague convince pharoah to let the Israelite people go?
Love for God (first three commandments) and love for neighbor (the last 7 commandments)
What is at the heart of the Ten Commandments?
tablets of the Ten Commandments, manna, and Aaron's budding rod
What was contained in the Ark of the Covenant?
to get Egypt out of the Israelite people, to teach them to completely depend on God and for the generation who lived in Egypt to be gone.
Why did the Israelite people have to wander in the desert for 40 years?
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