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Paschal Mystery - Ch. 2 Preparing for the Messiah
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Hebrew for "father of a multitude"; a descendant of Shem and the founder of the Hebrew nation. He was the first to receive a personal call from God (at seventy years of age), to which he responded with faith.
Adam and Eve's first son and murderer of his brother, Abel. His descendants carried a line of evil in contrast to the descendants of Seth (Adam and Eve's third son).
The second king of Israel; a "man after God's own heart."
Son of Abraham and Sarah when they were very old. Though Isaac, was not Abraham's first son (he fathered a son, Ishmael, with Hagar, Sarah's handmaid), he was the firstborn of Sarah, Abraham's wife, making Isaac the heir of God's promises
The great prophet who guided the reforms of Hezekiah. His prophecies often refer to the coming of the Messiah.
The younger of Isaac and Rebekah's twin sons, he tricked his brother into giving him his inheritance and his father into giving him the firstborn's blessing, thus becoming his heir. Through him God renewed the covenant with Abraham's descendants.
Jacob's favorite among his twelve sons. His envious brothers sold him as a slave, but Joseph rose to become prime minister of Egypt, where he was ultimately able to save his family from starvation.
A descendant of Cain and the first bigamist. His seventy-sevenfold revenge demonstrates how far evil had developed in the world.
As an infant, he was adopted by Pharaoh's daughter and raised in Pharaoh's court. He fled Egypt after killing an Egyptian taskmaster, only to return as God's chosen agent to liberate the Hebrews from slavery and give the Chosen People God's Law.
The righteous man who, with his family and the animals, survived the Flood.
The wife of Abraham and mother of Isaac
Adam and Eve's third son and eventual heir. His line carried on the true worship of God in contrast to the evil line of Cain.
Ark of the Covenant
An ornate box that held the tablets of the Law (Ten Commandments), the rod of Aaron, and some manna. It was a visible sign of God's invisible presence on earth.
The Jews; the people chosen by God to be his people and inherit the promises of Abraham.
A solemn agreement between human beings or between God and a human being in which mutual commitments are made.
10 commandments; given by God through Moses
A Greek word meaning "to go out." The Exodus was one of the pivotal events in the Old Testament. God's power was revealed when the nation of Israel was freed from the bondage of Egypt in awe-inspiring and wondrous ways.
The event which expressed God's desire to rid the world of human wickedness
the worship paid to God alone paid to images "made with hands." This is forbidden by the 1st Commandment.
Temporary leaders appointed by God to lead the people of Israel when enemies oppressed them before the time of the monarchy.
Hebrew for "anointed." Anointing was the Old Testament ritual used to commission a person for a special task.
The new "dispensation," or order, established by God in Jesus Christ to succeed and perfect the Old Covenant.
The Mosaic Law, encapsulated as the Ten Commandments, and its stipulation from God to the Israelites that "I will be your God, and you will be my people."
Jewish feast commemorating the deliverance of the Jewish people from death by the blood of the lamb sprinkled on their doorposts in Egypt, which allowed them to leave bondage in Egypt for the Promised Land.
The land (Canaan) God promised to the children of Abraham
Means "First Gospel" - When God revealed he would send a savior to redeem the world from it's sins
Tower of Babel
A tall building proposed by the Hamites in order to "make a name for themselves." God responded to their challenge by confusing their languages, so the project could never be completed.
An event or person that points forward (or foreshadows) something in the future
The tetragrammaton, or four letters, of the divine name in Hebrew; the personal name of the God of Israel revealed to Moses on Mt. Sinai, meaning "I am who I am." This is rendered Lord in most English translations of the Bible.
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