Bible Test #2 ~
Terms in this set (37)
a new name for Jacob with literally means, "one who wrestled with God"
the name of a non-Egyptian foreign people who ruled Egypt during Joseph's time
the male leader of a clan, like Abraham or Isaac
an important ritual which began with Abraham; a physical sign of the covent, this operation is performed on males of the Jewish faith when they are 8 days old
the religious festival which commemorates the time when the Israelites were spared form the "final plague" and freed from slavery in Egypt
term for the appearance or manifestation of God to a human through a vision, voice, or dream
the hometown of Abraham, where he sends his servant to find a wife for his son
a name used to refer to the journey of the Israelites out of slavery in Egypt to freedom, it is also the name of the second book of the Bible
the original name for the people of Abraham, it is also the name of the language still used by the Jewish people
the agreement between God, Abraham and his descendants
a greek word for the 10 commandments
a slave wife
the mountain of God, where Moses received the 10 commandments
the area in the Nile Delta in Egypt where the Israelites lived
10 punishments God brought upon Egypt
the law of God as revealed to Moses and recorded in the first five books of the Hebrew Bible
the privilege of the first born son, who inherited most of his father's property
Jacob's mother, wife of Isaac
son of Jacob whose dreams helped rescue him, his family and all of Egypt from destruction
the leader of Joseph's brothers, whose later descendants were called Jews
Jacob's most beloved wife and the mother of his favorite son, died giving birth to her second son
Abraham's wife and mother of Isaac
sister of Moses
the son of Abraham who was almost sacrificed
brother of Moses who became the high priest of Israel
the twin brother of Jacob, who wants to kill his brother for stealing his birthright and blessing
son of Isaac who has to go through a good deal of character improvement before he is worthy to become the 3rd patriarch
patriarch who is the first recorded monotheist, and the father of Isaac and Ishmael
Jacob's uncle and father-in-law, who tricked Jacob into marrying two sisters instead of one
Jacob's wife who was not his favorite, but bore him six sons and a daughter
Why is Abraham worthy of being the father of 3 great religions?
faith (God asks him to sacrifice his son, Isaac, and he has the full intention of going through with it), warrior, generosity, compassion, and hospitality
How does Jacob develop from a deceitful young man into the respected patriarch of Israel?
How does God behave/appear (theophany) to Abraham?
dreams (ladder up to heaven), bargains with him about Sodom and Gomorrah which God planned to destroy, wrestling match with God, God gives him a new name (Israel)
How does God behave/appear (theophany) to Joseph?
indirect (never speaks to him), interpreting powers thanks to God
How does God behave/appear (theophany) to Moses?
speaks directly to God, and consults with him, burning bush, tells him what to do during Exodus
Living in Egypt from Joseph to Moses - relationship change
Joseph - saves Egypt, interpreter of dreams, chief executive with money and power, Egypt is friendly to Joseph, Jews are not enslaved at this time and are treated with respect; Moses - grew up with royal family but still degraded for his background, Jews are enslaved because the fear of alliances with enemies of Egypt, carries out 10 plagues with the help of Aaron and God
The Exodus story - God's miracles; The 10 Plagues
river of blood, frogs, gnats, flies, plague upon livestock, boils, hail, locusts, darkness, death of 1st born males