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Third child of   and his prostitute-wife, His name indicates that God is disowning the people of Israel and stating that they are no longer His people. God does promise that the nation will eventually be called - the children of the living God, in place of   (2:1).



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Second child of   and his prostitute-wife The girl's name means that God will not have pity on His people when He punishes them for their sins. God later states that when He returns Israel to her land, He will exercise compassion (2:3).



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First wife of sister of daughter of   and mother of seven children. Having escaped his brother   makes his way to his uncle 's  house. There he falls in love with his cousin   and agrees to work for seven years for her hand. On the wedding night,   secretly replaces   with her older sister   and thus   weds   against his will. The   reports that   is hated and that as compensation God "opens her womb."   gives   six boys and a girl. They are (in order of birth): and   ( ). When   dies,   buries her in When   and   marry ( ), the townsfolk of   bless   by saying that God should make her like   and   who built up the house of Israel.



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Son of   ( 's  nephew), brother of and father of   and   is also the father-in-law of When 's  servant arrives at 's  house,   is impressed by the riches he bears and is quite hospitable to the man.   is involved in acquiescing to his sister's plan to travel with the servant to marry   ( ). Years later 's  nephew, appears on his doorstep having fled   and the threats of his brother     agrees to give his daughter   in marriage to   after   has put in seven years of labour tending 's  flocks. On the wedding night, however,   replaces   with   and thus marries off his older daughter to an unwitting   explains that he could not possibly break the local custom of marrying off the older daughter before the younger.   then tells a furious   that he will allow him to marry   too as long as   stays and works for   for another seven years. Following the fourteen years,   continues to employ   for an additional six years during which he constantly alters 's  wages. Eventually   leaves but without telling When   discovers that his family has fled he sets out in hot pursuit. During the night God appears to   in a dream and warns him not to harm   catches up with   at He accuses   of sneaking off and of stealing 's  idols.   denies any theft and suggests that   search the party.   does, and fails to find his idols which were in fact taken by Father and son-in-law eventually strike a non-aggression pact and set up boundaries separating the two families ( ). According to some commentaries the phrase " (appearing in :   and quoted in the Pesach Haggadah) refers to 's  plan to attack   when the latter flees. This is likely based on the fact that   is referred to as   (in : for example).



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  dedicates the 9th chapter of   to " a phrase of uncertain meaning. It may refer to the death of a man named or it may mean that one of 's  sons has died.



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Descendants of this   return to   with   following the edict of .



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First-born son of grandson of .



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Son of   and nephew of   leaves   with his uncle and aunt and settles in When   descends to Egypt   accompanies him there. Both uncle and nephew own many sheep and cattle and find it difficult to live together because of a lack of grazing land, so they split up.   moves to During a war between four kings and five kings (including the leader of )   is taken captive.   rallies a small army of 318 men, rescues   and helps the five kings win the war ( ). God decides to destroy the towns of   and   and sends his messengers (angels) to rescue   from the impending disaster.   takes the "men" into his home and when the wicked townsfolk of   surround the house demanding that   deliver his guests to them to be sodomized,   instead offers his virgin daughters to the crowd.   is unable to convince his sons-in-law to flee the town and so escapes with only his wife and his two unmarried daughters. The family is warned not to look behind them as they escape the destruction, but 's  wife turns to look and is turned into a pillar of salt (according to the 's  wife's name is " ). Alone in the hills, 's  daughters believe that all of humanity has perished and that they must populate the world. On two successive nights they get their father drunk, sleep with him and become pregnant. The older daughter names her son   (meaning "from father") and this son is the founder of the nation of The younger daughter names her son and he founds the nation of   ( ).



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Third son of   and   is so named because his mother believes that after giving birth to three sons   will feel joined to her ( ) ( ). 's  younger sister   is raped by   and   and his brother   plot revenge against   and his townspeople. They tell   that they will let him marry their sister on condition that he and all his relatives and neighbours agree to circumcise themselves. When   agrees, the brothers take advantage of the people's weakened state to kill all the menfolk of the town.   rebukes his two sons, fearing retribution from the neighbouring towns.   and   defend their behaviour, arguing that their sister is not to be treated like a prostitute ( ).   lives to 137. His two most famous descendants are   and but all of   are singled out to serve as Israel's teachers and religious leaders.   is assigned the task of working in the   as substitutes for the first-borns of Israel ( : - ). Important personalities to emerge from   include:   and .



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The   is a giant aquatic creature. God's address to   centres on his insignificant place in the universe. To illustrate this point, God argues that man could not possibly capture or tame   who is described as a fearsome creature. Although   is sometimes referred to as God's plaything ( : : ),   predicts that in the future God will kill this serpent. According to the Gemara, the skin of the   will one day serve as a Sukkah for the righteous who will also feast on its flesh ( .).



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A brother of the   giant who is a giant himself. He is killed by a soldier in 's  army. In a parallel account in : the victim of 's  zeal is named .



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A contributing author to the book of According to the   is another name for   who is believed to have written the entire book ( ).



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A descendant of   has two wives   and   and four children:   and   makes a declaration to his wives which has been interpreted as either a threat of violence towards them or a profession of innocence. According to the   is blind and kills both his ancestor   and his son   (see ).



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Son of father of ninth generation of humanity.   lives for 777 years.



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A   from the   family after whom a division of   is named.



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