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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.
A solemn agreement between human beings or between God and a human being in which mutual commitments are made.
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.
Latin for "happy fault." The liturgy of the Church proclaims, "O happy fault, O necessary sin of Adam, which gained for us so great a Redeemer!"
the worship paid to God alone paid to images "made with hands." This is forbidden by the 1st Commandment.
Hebrew for "anointed." Anointing was the Old Testament ritual used to commission a person for a special task.
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 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.
An event or person that points forward (or foreshadows) something in the future
Means "First Gospel" - When God revealed he would send a savior to redeem the world from it's sins
10 commandments; given by God through Moses
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