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The Shepherd Motif
Choose from these words to fill the blanks below:
Mesopotamian, good, surprise, Bethlehem, Joseph, Saul, Jesus, inheritance, 12, sheep, latter, Samuel, Zilpah, Genesis, 23, Jacob, shepherd, significance, royalty, heart, leaders, Jesse, ruddy, hate, rulership
Israel is another name for           
Jacob had      sons
The Joseph Story
the last 14 chapters of the book of               
chapters 37 to 50
Genesis 37:1
Joseph speaks ill of Bilhah and             
Jacob makes Joseph nice coat
Joseph's brothers          Joseph for this
significant detail
Joseph is introduced in this story as a                 
this is typical of Biblical stories and stories of the ancient Near East about individuals who are bound to become               
the shepherd was an image of               
even in                          culture, one can kind images of kings represented as shepherd shepherding his flock
Jesus is portrayed as "the          shepherd" from the New Testament
Psalm     : the Lord is my shepherd
so it's not by chance when              is introduced in the Book of Genesis, that he is introduced as a shepherd
this tells us as readers that Joseph is destined for great                         
King David as parallel to Joseph story
1              15
David's predecessor          being rejected by the prophet Samuel
Samuel is commanded by God to go to the city of                    to find Israel's next king
arrives in Bethlehem
summons            and his son's to come and see him
1 Samuel 16:6
Lord: do not look at his stature
man looks at the outward appearance
the Lord looks on the           
Jesse passes Abinadab and Shammah, or seven of his other sons
Samuel says to each one: the Lord has not chosen these
Samuel says, "are these all of your son?"
Jesse: there remains yet the youngest (David) but he is tending the           
Joseph was also young, the second youngest
Samuel: we will not sit down until he comes here
David was "           and had beautiful eyes and was handsome"
the Lord said: arise and anoint him for this is he
the spirit of the Lord came mightily upon David
two things to be noted in this story
1. both David and Joseph were not the first son but a              born sun
therefore, the choosing and preferred treatment of David and Joseph comes as a                 
2. both are shepherds
the relationship of shepherd to                   
Psalms 78:71 He chose David his servant, and took him from the sheepfolds: from tending the sheep he brought him to be the shepherd of his people Jacob, of Israel his                       . And David shepherded them with integrity of heart, with skillful hands he led them.
this shepherd motif will reappear in the New Testament as a characterization of           
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