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King of   who rules over five Canaanite kings. When the five rebel against   and his allies after 12 years, 's  nephew   is captured, leading to 's  entry into the war.   is thus defeated.



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A   in charge of provisions donated to the Temple in the time of .



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a helps run the elaborate   celebrations in the time of King .



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King of Persia. In the prophet addresses calling him God's anointed one ( : ) and telling him that God will engineer his rise to power. The king has two missions: liberation of Israel from Babylonia and helping to spread knowledge of God. In the first year of his reign   issues a proclamation allowing the Jews, exiled to Babylon, to return to   and rebuild the Temple in To prove his sincerity,   presents the Jewish community with the precious utensils that   had stolen from the According to 's  generosity to the Jews is due to God's intervention.



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A grandson of   and father of .



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The subject of This man may have been an ally of   or may be   himself.



great-grandfather of



father of



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King of   who oppresses Israel for eight years until he is overthrown by younger brother of   from .



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This Midianite woman is the daughter of an important figure of She and   have relations in front of   and all of Israel, leading   to kill her and   ( ).



grandfather of



father of



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's  second son. His mother is This might be the same individual as .



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The spy representing   sent to   by   and   are the only two of the 12 spies who present a positive report about the land of Israel. As a result,   and   are the only survivors of their generation to enter the land 38 years later ( ).   is designated as 's  representative in dividing up   ( ), and is given the   region for his family's territory. According to the   is also one of the two spies sent by   to   just before the conquest of that city ( : ).   promises his daughter   in marriage to anybody who conquers a town south of 's  brother   (they may have been step-brothers- :)  claims this prize.   is sometimes called   ( : : : ) suggesting a connection between him and the people known as .



father of



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A descendant of .



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A grandson of great-grandson of .



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A descendant of   who is pressured to give up his non-Jewish wife in the time of .



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Son of   and and husband of 's  parents move the family from   in   to Following 's  death,   marries while his brother   marries   and   also die in the foreign land, each leaving a widow and their mother bereaved.



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A grandson of .



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One of three wise brothers whose intelligence is compared to 's  and found to be inferior. The other two are   and .



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A descendant of   who is pressured to give up his non-Jewish wife in the time of .



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A servant of (or possibly the son of)   whom   rewards for 's  kindness to him.



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During the national assembly called by this   participates in blessing the people.



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A   and a musician who accompanies the   to   in the time of .



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A   and a musician who accompanies the   to   in the time of .



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A   descended from   who conducts the business of the Temple.



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Fourth son of   and grandson of   curses   because his father   sees 's  nakedness. According to the curse, the descendants of   will be slaves to those of his uncles.



father of


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