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Eponymous Ancestors in the Bible
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phenomenon, Canaan, rebellious, except, Abel, Church, substantial, nation, exile, beginning, Esau, Levitic, Pharaoh, beset, destroy, Exodus, institution, implications, sinful, Babel, world, Israel, Egypt, driven, David, Jesus, eponymous, son, Noah, Sarah, violence, Levi
one can understand Christianity by focusing on three questions
1. who is             ?
2. who is           ?
3. who is the             ?
answering each one of the questions has                          for answering the other two
as the three questions are intimately related
1. who is Israel?
the Book of              Chapter 4 answers this question
Lord says to Moses:
go back to           
say to the               
Isreal is my first-born       
let my son go that he may serve me
if not, I will slay your first-born son
key sentence: Israel is my first-born son
one can best understand Israel by focusing on key stories from the                    of the Bible
1. story of Adam and Eve
God allowed them to eat from every tree in the garden              one, the tree of knowledge of Good and Evil
they do eat of this tree and are              from the garden
2. Cain, jealous of         , decides to slay him
turned into an avalanche of                 
becomes so bad, God considers it would have been better not to have created the            at all
3. decides to send a flood to destroy the world
picks out a righteous individual by the name of         
hopes that the new group of humans will act better than the one that was destroyed
4. tower of           
human kind is back to its                      ways
after the flood he vowed to never again to                the world
yet humankind seems determined to return to its              ways
5. Abraham
Genesis 12:1-3
Lord tells Abram to go to new land
will make him a great             
with this individual, God is going to correct the errors which have            humankind up to this point
6. Isaac
Abraham and            give birth to Isaac
Isaac marries Rebecca
two children:          and Jacob
Jacob is famously renamed Israel
Jacob has just returned from a long           
had met his two wives, Leah and Rachel, in exile
just before he crosses into the land of             
Jacob wrestles with an angle during the evening
I will not let you go unless you bless me. / What is your name? / Jacob. / Your name shall be Israel
we learn something                        about Israel through the character Jacob
Jacob is an                    ancestor
what he does in the story reflects on the whole people that he will create
the phenomenon of an eponymous ancestor is a frequent                      in the Bible
        , who became the father of all the priests known as Levites
the figure of            who gave issue to the House of David
the stories of eponymous individuals are more than those of individuals, they are stories which tell us about an entire                        that is to be formed
Davidic kingship
the People of Israel

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Eponymous Ancestors in the Bible
The Story of Jacob and his Sons
The Biblical Motif of First Born Son
The Shepherd Motif
Joseph's Dreams
The Problematic of Chosenness: Samuel and Joseph
Joseph in the Pit: Descent and Ascent
The Three Descents and Ascents of Joseph
Change in the Non-Elect
Joseph's Prison Dreams
The Symbolic of Joseph's Dreams as Service Not Power
Judah Pleads to Joseph for Benjamin
Judah as Most Important Son of Jacob
The Concept of Salvator Mundi
Transition from Israel to Jesus
Elijah and the Restoration of Israel
Preparing for the Restoration
Historical Jesus and the Importance of Criteria
The Historical Jesus and the Criteria of Coherence
Jesus: Who Do You Say I Am?
Chosenness and Responsibility to Love and Service
Discipleship as Service to Others
The Travel Narrative: Humanity's Blindness
Who was Responsible for the Death of Jesus
Rembrandt's Depictions of the Trial of Jesus