Place where Joseph was taken after being sold into slavery
Hidden in Benjamin's sack by Joseph
Theme—the central idea, or insight, about life or human behavior that a story reveals A theme is always a statement, not a subject.
What are some of the themes in Joseph?
A group of words established by usage as having a meaning not deducible from those of the individual words
Example: A lifetime in prison seemed quite in the cards (for Joseph)
Originally named Abram Hometown: Ur Married to Sarai son of Terah and uncle to Lot Told by God to move his family and possessions to a land that God would show him Lied to Pharaoh and didn't trust God in the process
Originally named Sarai married to Abram and mother of Isaac Barren- could not have children Lied to God about laughing at his promise of a son Laughed with joy at the birth of Isaac
The father of Abram
Instructed Abram to leave Ur without telling him where he was going Made 7 promises to Abram Required Abram to trust him
Abram's first stop Terah dies here at 205 years old
Abram's second stop Abram makes an altar here and worships God publicly
Abram's third stop Abram lies about Sarai being his sister to protect himself rather than trusting God
Pharaoh (Abraham Story)
ruler of Ancient Egypt Takes Sarai to be his wife before he knows that she is actually Abram's wife
Abram's hometown In Mesopotamia and Sumer Polytheistic
the process by which the writer reveals the personality of a character
a community of people that shares territory
Any raised place or structure on which sacrifices may be offered
1) a usually formal, solemn, and binding agreement
2) a written agreement or promise usually under seal between two or more parties especially for the performance of some action
Example: God's covenant with Abraham
Example: God telling Abram his offspring will outnumber the stars
God promised Abram that his descendants would be innumerable
Free from guilt or sin; Genesis 15:6 "Abram believed the Lord, and he credited it to him as righteousness."
a person who inherits some title or possesion
the use of hints and clues to suggest what will happen later in a plot
The number of years between God telling Abraham that he would have a son and Isaac's birth
Son of Abraham and Sarah; name means "Laughter"
1) Abraham and Sarah's response of DOUBT to God promising them a child at the ages of 99 and 89. 2) Abraham and Sarah's response of JOY to the birth of Isaac 3) the meaning of Isaac's name
territory over which rule or control is exercised
Example: Your bedroom
authority; rule; area of influence
a figure of speech that expresses a resemblance between things of different kinds (usually formed with 'like' or 'as')
A story providing a history or background context, especially for a character situation in a literary work, film, dramatic series
When a character tellls about something that happened in the past
the idea on which the story is built. main idea or lesson that the character learns. central idea, insight about life.
subject vs theme
Subject: the topic. single word Theme central idea.
Moses first 40 years
Spent two years with real mother Raised in luxurary of Egyptian palace. Adoped by Pharaoh's daughter. highly educated Angereissues Misguided idea of leadership.
Middle 40 years
Moses marries Zippora and works for Jethtro\ He rescues Jethro's daughter's from bulling sheperds at the well. Shepered spends long days in the fields. bitter humiliation in his fall from royalty