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From which of Jacob's twelve sons are Miriam, Moses and Aaron descended?
Levi
How is Korah (Numbers) related to Moses?
He's also a Levite; they would have been cousins (common ancestor: Kohath)
Why did Moses originally flee Egypt?
For fear of Pharoah, who'd discovered that Moses had murdered an Egyptian
What region did Moses flee to (where he saw the burning bush)?
Midian
What natural impediment or disability in Moses makes him reluctant to accept Yahweh's commission?
He's slow of speech and tongue
Who is Zipporah?
Moses' wife
What race or nation does Zipporah's father belong to?
Midian
Which of the miracles wrought by Moses and Aaron are matched by the Egyptian magicians?
1) thrown staff becomes a snake; 2) turn the Nile to blood; 3) plague Egypt with frogs; (the magicians can NOT match the plague of gnats)
By what sign does Yahweh know to spare the houses of Israel when he kills all the first-born of Egypt?
They line the door frame with the blood of the Passover lamb
Name five of the first nine plagues.
Frogs, hail, locusts, gnats, flies, boils, livestock
What is the tenth and final plague with which Moses afflicts Pharaoh?
Plague of the firstborn.
After he has promised to let Israel depart, why does Pharaoh change his mind?
Because God hardens his heart, and he reconsiders the loss of so many laborers.
During the Passover week and the week after, why did the Israelites have to eat unleavened bread?
Because they had been driven out of Egypt without ime to prepare the dough with yeast.
In what month of the year does Israel's exodus from Egypt commence?
Abib (is this March? I think)
Who "took a timbrel in her hand; and all the women went out after her with timbrels and with dances"?
Miriam, the prophetess (the sister of Aaron)
Quote two lines from Miriam's song:
"in the greatness of your majesty / you threw down those who opposed you / you unleashed your burning anger / it consumed them like stubble"
In what form does Yahweh make his first appearance to the whole people of Israel?
in the form of a thick cloud
Where is Moses when he gets his nearest view of Yahweh, and what does he see?
In a cleft of a rock; he sees God's "back parts" ("for there shall no man see me and live")
In the covenant between Yahweh and Israel, name two promises made by each party.
Israel says: they will not make idols, "all the words which the Lord hath said we will do"; Yahweh says, "wherever I record my name I will come unto thee and I will bless thee," will punish the 3rd and 4th generations of those who hate Him
Yahweh announces some 365 laws to Moses on Sinai. What do we call the laws that Yahweh himself writes on the two stone tablets?
The Ten Commandments
When the Israelites lapsed into idolatry, why did they create specifically a golden calf?
to sacrifice to; they thought Moses had disappeared; they had jewlery, and they threw it into the fire and the golden calf idol emerged.
What is kept in the wooden box ("ark" or throne of Yahweh) that Israel carries everywhere?
the stone tablets containing the Ten Commandments
In Exodus and Numbers, in what form does Yahweh visit Moses' portable tabernacle or tent?
As a cloud.
What is Korah's complaint when he rebels against Moses (Numbers 16)?
He says that "the whole community is holy, and the Lord is with them" and complains that Moses and Aaron set themselves above the rest of them
Who finally arbitrates the dispute between Moses and Korah, and in what form is the judgment delivered?
Yahweh arbitrates the dispute; the ground swallows them up, all of them and their goods
Which miracle from Exodus is repeated by Moses in Numbers?
Striking the rock, that water might flow from it.
When Yahweh sends "fiery serpents" to bite the people, how does Moses avert this pestilence?
He makes a bronze snake that people can look at and be healed by.
For what purpose does Balak, king of Moab, hire Balaam?
To bring a curse upon the Israelites.
Who speaks this commandment, and at what point in the story of Israel's exodus?: "Thou shalt love Yahweh thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might?"
Moses, after he has been denied the promised land, in the 40th year; after the defeat of the Amorites & Og; they are in Moab
What does "deuteronomy" mean literally?
second law
Name THREE of the new laws promulgated by Moses in Deuteronomy
1) Not to eat unclean animals (i.e., the pig); 2) At the end of every seven years, you must cancel debts; 3) Do no tsacrifice any flawed / defective animals.
Moses is not allowed to enter the promised land, but what is granted to him instead, before he dies?
He is allowed to see it all (all the land) from the top of Mount Nebo
Identify the speaker and the places and persons emphasized in these verses:
"Die in (the mount) whither thou goest up...as (thy brother) died on mount Hor, Because (ye) trespassed against me among the children of Israel at the waters of Meribah-Kadesh, in the (wilderness of Zin)."
the mount = Mount Nebo
speaker = Yahweh
thy brother = Aaron
ye = Moses & Aaron
wilderness of zin = ?
Identify "she," "them," and the "town" in this verse: "Then she let them down by a cord through the window, for her house was upon the town wall, and she dwelt upon the wall."
she - Rahab
them - the two spies of Joshua
the town - Jericho
Describe the miracle that enables Israel, led by Joshua, to take the city of Jericho
Marching around the city for seven days, with seven priests blowing trumpets; on the seventh day, the trumpets are blown, the people shout and the walls collapse
What are the OTHER SIX TRIBES of Israel who share the rest of Canaan (i.e., the land west of the Jordan) with the northern tribes of Asher, Dan, Gad, Zebulun, Naphtali, and Issachar?
Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Joseph, Benjamin
Cite THREE differences between the two separate accounts (the E and J) of creation in chapters 1 and 2 of Genesis
1) in the 2nd acct., man is created before the plants of the field "sprung up"
2) God creates man from (chaos?) in first, in second man created from dust
3) In first, God creates male & female at same time; in second, God only gives female after a long and fruitless search for a suitable helper
Why does God, after Eve and Adam have eaten of the tree of knowledge, turn them out of Eden?
Because they become godlike in knowing good and evil, and he turns them out of Eden so they will not have access to the tree of life.
Who was Eve's first-born son?
Cain
What kind of offering (meat, grain, or fowl) does Cain make to God?
Grain
Apart from his promise to give Adam and Eve dominion over the earth, what actual covenants does God make with at least TWO other persons in Genesis 1 -26?
1) The Covenant of Circumcision w/ Abraham (Genesis 17) - he promises Abraham he will be the father of many nations, will give him all of Canaan; 2) The Covenant of the Ark w/ Noah - promises Noah and family they shall be spared if they build the ark
How many generations are named from Adam to Noah?
Nine
What is remarkable about Enoch's death?
"God took him away" (an ascension, I think)
What distinguishes Methuselah?
He lived the longest, went the longest before conceiving a son.
God tells Noah he has decided to make "an end of all flesh." What reason does he give for wiping out humanking?
The earth is corrupt and filled w/ violence
What "token" does God give for the new covenant he makes with Noah (Genesis 8)?
Says he will not curse the ground for man's sake, or smite the world as he has done again.
Noah was the first who "planted a vineyard." With what shameful consequences for Noah and his sons?
He becomes drunk and his son witnesses his nakedness; when Noah discovers it, he curses that son's son (Canaan)
Which of Noah's sons "saw the nakedness of his father"?
Ham
What peoples (or "race") are descended from Ham, the son who witnessed Noah's nakedness?
Canaanites
How many generations after Noah is Nimord?
3
What was Nimrod's grim but original accomplishment?
He was a mighty hunter before the Lord; legend has it he built the Tower of Babel
According to Genesis 11, Abraham (Abram) was the ninth generation after Noah. From which of Noah's sons is Abraham descended?
Shem
Why does Abraham circumcise himself and all the males of his household in Genesis 17?
As his part of the covenant he makes w/ God; in turn, they get the whole land of Canaan and his descendents will be many nations and kings of those nations
For what sin does God destroy Sodom?
Sodomy / homosexuality
Abraham is concerned for at least how many relatives in Sodom?
Ten (?)
How did the Moabites and the Ammonites (Jordanians) come to be descended from Lot, according to the satirical account in Genesis 19:31-38?
By incest; his daughters make him drunk then sleep with him to populate the race
Why does God "tempt Abraham" in Genesis 22?
To ensure that Abraham fears God
What is Abraham's reward for passing the test (the one involving his son Issac)?
Abraham is blessed and told he will have as many descendents as stars in the sky, and that those descendents will overcome their enemies
Three times in Genesis, a husband traveling among strangers with his wife passes her off as his sister. Name the husbands and wives, and the foreign land (or its king) where they sojurn.
a) Abram & Sarai (12) - Pharoah, of Egypt
b) Abraham & Sarah (20) - Abimelech, king of Gerar
c) Issac & Rebekah (26) - Abimelech, king of Gerar
What is the meaning of the name Bethel, where Jacob dreams of the angels ascending and descending the ladder?
House of God
How does his uncle Laban trick Jacob in the matter of Jacob's wives?
He gives Jacob Leah instead of Rachel and passes it off as custom (to give off the firstborn first).
How does Jacob later trick Laban in turn?
He asks to take all the spotted or speckled sheep, then raises only those animals
How many children does Jacob have by Leah?
six
How many children does Jacob have by Rachel?
2
Dinah is raped by the son of the Canaanite prince Hamor. Who is her father?
Jacob
Dinah is raped by the son of the Canaanite prince Hamor. Who is her mother?
Leah
Who is the father of Israel's great rival the Edomites?
Esau
Who is named Israel, and how does he get this name (which probably means "the one who strives with God")?
Jacob, he gets into a physical struggle w/ God and overcomes him (Genesis 32)
What do the women Hagar, Bilhah, and Zilpah have in common?
They were all maidservents used to conceive children for barren wives
Who is the father of the three brothers Er, Onan, and Shelah (two of whom die childless)?
Judah (Genesis 38)
For what purpose does Tamar trick her father-in-law Judah?
He wouldn't give her to his son Shelah
What is the genealogical consequence of Tamar's trick on her father-in-law Judah?
Perez and Zerah also become Judah's children (and Shelah's brothers)
Which two of Joseph's garments figure most prominently in his story?
the richly ornamented robe, and the cloak that Potiphar's wife uses to blackmail him
Joseph's story involves three sets of dreams by four persons. Who are these persons?
(can only find 3!) the cupbearer, the baker, Pharoah, (Joseph?)
Which of his brothers does Joseph favor in Egypt?
Benjamin
What is special about Benjamin and Joseph's relationship?
They are the only sons born by Rachel
Which of the twelve tribes (or sons of Jacob) gets split into the two tribes of Ephraim and Manasseh?
Joseph
In which part of Canaan (Palestine) lies the territory of the tribes of Ephraim and Manasseh?
the land west of the Jordan