Genesis 21-50 Test 2 - Characters

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Abimelech

son of Gideon; takes over kingdom; kills siblings so that they don't inherit the throne, defied by Abraham and Isaac and Rebekah + Sarah for Abraham claiming Sarah was his sister

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Abraham's servant

Named Eliezer, does some favors/errands for Abraham, brough Rebekah/wife back for Isaac

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Rebekah

Isaac's wife, mother of Jacob & Esau, daughter of Bethuel, offers her water and to water their camels to Abraham's servant

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Laban

Rebekah's brother, Son of Bethuel, greedy and selfish, Jacob worked for him for his daughters' marriage

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Bethuel

Name meaning House of God, Nahor's descendant, brother of Kemuel, Father of Laban and Rebekah

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Esau

Isaac and Rebekah's oldest son, Jacob's brother, "rough" character traits

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Jacob

Isaac and Rebekah's son, Took Esau's right as firstborn, simple man

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Israel

Jacob's new name given by God showing his new life and the covenant now with God on his side,

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Leah

Jacob's wife, oldest daughter of Laban, Rachel's sister, has a maidservant named Zilpah

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Rachel

Jacob's love and wife, he served time with Laban to be with her, has a maidservant named Bilhah, beautiful

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Bilhah

Rachel's maidservant, mother of Dan and Naphtali- sons for Jacob/Rachel

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Zilpah

Leah's maidservant, mother of Gad and Asher, sons for Jacob/Leah

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Dinah

Leah's youngest child, only daughter, abducted and raped by Shechem, although he was in love with her, defensive and violent brothers

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Shechem (the person)

Hamor's son, in love and raped Dinah, wanted to intermarry with Jacob's family, killed by Simeon and Levi (Dinah's brothers)

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Reuben

Leah's oldest son, defended Joseph among brothers, vowed to protect Benjamin on 2nd journey to Egypt

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Judah

Righteous brother, Leah's son, defended Joseph among brothers, wanted to protect Benjamin by offering to be enslaved instead of him—also to protect Jacob's feelings

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Tamar

Er's wife, then widow, disguised herself as a prostitute to continue the family line by having a child with Judah

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Er, Onan, Shelah

Judah's sons (oldest to youngest), Er and Onan died from disobeying God, Shelah was 'protected' from marrying Tamar by Judah

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Joseph

Rachel's oldest son, Jacob's favorite son, has 2 sons (tribes): Manasseh and Ephraim, very close with God and through him became next to Egypt's Pharoh

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Benjamin

Joseph's only full brother, Rachel's son, youngest, protected/held back when brothers went to Egypt until Joseph requested his arrival

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Potiphar

Pharoh's servant and chief steward of Egypt, Bought Joseph as a slavve, put full trust and power into Joseph

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Potiphar's Wife

Tried to lay with Joseph, lied and put Joseph in prison, accusing him of attempted rape

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Chief Jailer

Favored Joseph and put him in charge of all prisoners, trusted him because of his closeness with God

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Chief Cupbearer

Jailed with Joseph and had Joseph successfully interpret his dreams, where he was restored to cupbearer from vine dream and forgot Joseph for 2 years until Pharoh's dream

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Chief Baker

Jailed with Joseph and had Joseph successfully interpret his dreams, where he was impaled and eaten by birds

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Pharaoh (in the Joseph cycle)

Needed someone to interpret his dreams, put Joseph in charge of Egypt during the abundance and soon famine

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Manasseh

Joseph's son, oldest, was surpassed by youngest, part of 12 tribes, blessed by Jacob

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Ephraim

Joseph's son, youngest, surpassed Manasseh, part of 12 tribes, blessed by Jacob

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