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Describe the physical appearance of Rachel and Leah.
Rachel was lovely in form and beautiful in face.
Leah had weak eyes, not as attractive.
What dowry did Jacob pay for each of his wives?
Seven years of service/work for each, Rachel and Leah.
List in order and by mothers the sons of Jacob with the meaning of their names.
- Leah - first 4
- 1. Reuben - See, a son!
- 2. Simeon - The Lord has Heard!
- 3. Levi - Joined unto me.
- 4. Judah - Praise the Lord
- Bilhah - Rachel's adopted sons
- 1. Dan - He judged!
- 2. Naphtali - Wrestled and won!
- Zilpah - Leah's adopted sons
- 1. Gad - Fortunate!
- 2. Asher - Happy am I!
- Leah - Last two
- 1. Joseph - Give me another!
- 2. Benjamin - Son of my right hand.
When Jacob and his family left Padan-aram what did Rachel take belonging to Laban? What was the significance of this?
Laban's household gods.
They were proof of the headship of household; She wanted Jacob to be head of his house and Laban's.
Explain how Jacob made preparations to meet his brother Esau upon his return to the promised land.
- Sent messengers to Esau
- Divided into two camps
- Prayed to Jehovah
- Sent gifts to Esau
List five things learned about Jacob and by Jacob since he left his father-in-law in Padan-aram.
- 1. God is with him with the angels there
- 2. He is the prince of God
- 3. He has power with God as his name is changed from Jacob to Israel
- 4. He has humbled himself before Esau who earlier he had deceived and defrauded and robbed
- 5. The two brothers had been reconciled and now Jacob is going to be settling again in promised land
The promise or prophecy made when Jacob and Esau were in the womb indicated what?
The elder would serve the younger is definitely no the two boys, but the two nations.
Describe briefly what happened to Dinah, the daughter of Leah and what happened as a result.
- Dinah is defiled by Shechem, son of Hamor the Hivite
- Dinah's full brothers Semion and LEvi avenged her
- The proposed marriage between Dinah and Shechem
- Conditions by Simeon and Levi - all men circumcised
- Simeon and Levi kill every man and enslave the women and children
- They take flocks and herds
- God tells Jacob and family to leave Shechem and return to Bethel
- Jacob instructed family to sanctify, put away idols
Briefly discuss the circumstances surrounding the death of Rachel.
- Rachel is giving brith to a child and she is in terrible pain and about to die as the child is being born. The maid, the maiden that's there says, "Do not be afraisd for you will have another son."
- Her first son "Joseph" - "Give me another"
- Her second son "Benjamin" - "Son of my right hand"
- (Rachel had named "Son of my sorrow")
How old were Jacob and Isaac when Isaac died?
Joseph's brothers hated him for at least two reasons - give these two reasons below.
- 1. He reported to his father the misconduct of the sons of Bilhah and Zilpah, Jacob's concubines. He is a tattletale!
- 2. Jacob loved him more than his other children, and showed his partiality by decking out Joseph in "a coat of many colors." A garment of honor.
Give the dreams of Joseph and what they signify.
- 1. The first dream was that his brothers' sheaves all made obeisance to his sheaf: "God is making me the favorite and superior to you."
- 2. The second dream was that the sun, moon, and eleven stars (that is to say, his father, mother, and eleven brothers) all bowed down before him, pointing to Joseph's supremacy over his brothers and the whole house of Israel.
Which of Joseph's brothers tried to rescue him from death?
Tamar had twin sons by Judah. What were their names and which one is in the seed line?
- 1. Perez - in the seed line of Christ
- 2. Zerah
What temptation was thrust upon Joseph in Potiphar's house? Against whom did Joseph declare that this sin would be?
- Potiphar's wife asked him to come to bed with her.
What happened to Joseph as a result of this event?
He was put in the king's/Potiphar's prison.
What two royal officers were cast into prison and what were their dreams and what were the interpretations of those dreams?
- The chief baker and the chief cupbearer.
- Cupbearer dreamed of a vine, three branches, budded, ripened into grapes, pressed them into Pharaoh's cup, placed the cup in Pharaoh's hand. Meaning in three days Pharaoh will lift up your head and restore you to your office.
Baker dreamed three cake baskets, uppermost contained baked foods for Pharaoh, but birds ate out of it on his head. Meaning in three days Pharaoh will life up your head and hang you and the birds will eat your flesh.
What two dreams did Pharaoh experience and what was the meaning of the dreams?
1. Seven sleek and fat cows eaten by seven ugly and gaunt cows.
2. Seven healthy and good ears of corn swallowed up by seven thin and scorched ears of corn.
Seven years of plenty followed by seven years of famine.
With what office did the Pharaoh invest Joseph?
Charge of Pharaoh's palace and all of Egypt, second only to the throne.
Write a five-point outline showing Joseph's life as given in this lesson.
- 1. Joseph exalted and set over all the land
- 2. Joseph's stewardship
- 3. Joseph's family
- 4. The seven years of famine
- 5. Joseph meets his brethren
List the nine things at the end of the lesson which reflect the providence of God.
- 1. The foolish father
- 2. The proud son
- 3. The hateful brothers
- 4. The Midianite band
- 5. The Egyptian Captain
- 6. The lust-crazed woman
- 7. The forgetful cup-bearer
- 8. The honest Pharaoh
- 9. The repentant brothers
Richard divides Joseph's life into four parts. List these divisions below.
- 1. Joseph the princely son
- 2. Joseph the patient sufferer
- 3. Joseph the provident sovereign
- 4. Joseph the showcase of God's providence
1. How many are in Jacob's family when they go down to Egypt?
2. How many Israelites will leave Egypt during the Exodus?
In years to come Egypt will become an oppressing nation but in the beginning she serves as a ________ to the infant nation of Israel.
Describe Joseph's stewardship during the years of famine
- 1. Land purchase deal for Pharaoh
- 2. Joseph acquired all money in Egypt/Canaan
- 3. Exchanges grain for all livestock
- 4. Joseph bought all land in Egypt for Pharaoh
- 5. Joseph arranged a share-crop situation
1. How long did Jacob live in Egypt?
2. How old was he when he died and where was he buried?
- 1. 17 years
- 2. 147, Machpelah
Who was chosen to be the one through whom the seed will come and why was he chosen?
- Because of his faithfulness.
Give the five names used for the land of sojourn and captivity. Which is the most ancient?
- 1. Kem (most ancient)
- 2. The land of Ham
- 3. Mizraim
- 4. Rahab
- 5. Egypt
Draw a map of Egypt and give the Northern (Lower) and Southern (Upper) divisions. List the sources of the Nile and locate them on your map.
- 1. Lower (Northern) Egypt - The triangular Delta of the Nile
- 2. Upper (Southern) Egypt
Sources: The lakes of Northeast and Central Africa, Lake Victoria
Which of the following are True?
_The Egyptians originated from Ham through his son Mizraim
_The Egyptians were not very religious
_The Egyptians were known for their worship of idols/images
_They believed in the immortality of the soul and its reunion with the body
_Shepherd life was held in contempt by the Egyptians
- F? false gods but not images
In the history of Egypt there were three empires. List those three empires with the dates of their existence.
- 1. The early empire (3500-2500 B.C.)
- 2. The middle empire (2500-1750 B.C.)
- 3. The new empire (1750-570 B.C.)
List the four major cities in Lower Egypt and the one major city in Upper Egypt.
- 1. Memphis
- 2. Heliopolis
- 3. Rameses
- 4. Pelusium
- 5. Alexandria
List two means by which the Egyptians tried to slow Israel's growth
- 1. Using Hebrew midwives
- 2. Charging his people to cast the male children into the river
List Moses' five excuses to God for not going back to Egypt as Israel's deliverer and God's responses to those excuses.
- 1. Who am I that I should go? / I will be with thee.
- 2. Who shall I say sent me? / I AM THAT I AM.
- 3. They will not believe me / Signs: rod and hand.
- 4. I am not eloquent / I will be with your mouth and teach you what you shalt say.
- 5. Send someone else. / Aaron will go with you and be your spokesman.
What effect did the command of God to let His people go have on Pharaoh?
Who is the Lord that I should obey him? I do not know the Lord and I will not let Israel go.
What did Pharaoh do that caused the people to become discouraged and cause them to turn against Moses?
Made Israel gather their own straw and still meet same quota of bricks.
List the ten plagues giving where/if they were announced, who was affected and what Egyptian God they attacked.
1. Water to blood/river in the morning/river god/Israelites and Egyptians
2. Frogs/palace at night/goddess Hekt/Israelites and Egyptians
3. Lice/unannounced/earth god Seb/Israelites and Egyptians
4. Beetles/river in the morning/Scarab/Egyptians
5. Murrain of cattle/palace/Apis the bull god/Egyptians
7. Hail and fire/in the morning by the river/Shu (god of air)/unbelieving Egyptians
8. Locust/palace/Serapia (god of harvest)/Egyptians
9. Darkness/unannounced/Ra the sun god/Egyptians
10. Death of the firstborn/palace/Pharaoh/any who did not observe the Passover in Egypt
List the first eight stations of the wilderness wanderings with the major events which took place at these stations.
- 1. Rameses - the beginning
- 2. Succoth - the gathering and preparation
- 3. Etham - Pillar of fire and cloud
- 4. Pi-Hahiroth - Pharaoh overtakes Israel and devoured by Sea
- 5. Marah - Bitter water made sweet
- 6. Elim - Twelve springs and seventy palm trees
- 7. Wilderness of Sin - The people murmer, manna and quail
- 8. Rephidim - The water from the rock, battle with Amalekites, Jethro advises Moses
List six regulations given in your study guide for the Passover feast.
- 1. No foreigner is to eat it
- 2. Any slave may eat after circumcised
- 3. Temp resident and a hired worker may not eat
- 4. Must be eaten inside house; take none of the meat outside
- 5. Do not break any bones
- 6. Whole community of Israel must celebrate
How long after Israel leaves Egypt before they come to Mount Sinai?
What four things or events occur while they are at Sinai?
- 1. The law given
- 2. The pattern for the tabernacle given
- 3. The idolatry of the people
- 4. The construction of the tabernacle
What grievous sin lie underneath the building of the golden calf?
Was the Passover celebration a public celebration or a private celebration?
What three things happened at "Taberah"?
- 1. The people murmured
- 2. Seventy-two elders appointed
- 3. Those who lusted after Egypt's fruits killed and buried
List the seven stations discussed in this lesson with at least one event for each station. List five things connected with the first station.
- 1. Twelve unknown stations
- a. Ordinances for worship given
- b. Rebellion again
- c. Proof of Aaron's priesthood
- d. The Levites' support
- e. The Day of Atonement
- 2. Moserah - the wandering ends
- 3. Ezion-Geber - All generations 20+ that left Egypt dead except Aaron, Moses, Joshua, Caleb
- 4. Kadesh-Barnea - Moses sins, Edom refuses passage
- 5. Mount Hor - Aaron dies
- 6. Elath - Fiery serpents bite, Brass serpent saves
- 7.Valley of Moab/Plains of Jordan - Moses repeats Law, dies
List the three campaigns on the eastern side of the Jordan. Give the name of the people and the three kings defeated in each campaign.
- 1. The Amorites and Israel - Central Campaign
- -King Sihon
- 2. Israel and the King of Bashan - Northern Campaign
- -King Og
- 3. Israel and Moab - Southern Campaign
- -King Balak
Explain briefly who Balaam is and what his relationship was with the Israelites.
Balaam son of Beor, a prophet of God
Since Balaam could not pronounce a curse upon the people of God, how did he finally accomplish this?
He counseled Balak to seduce Israel to bow before Baal.