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1

What was Haran?

- Haran was the original place of the patriarchs in Northern Mesopotamia
- It is located between the Euphrates and Tigris rivers
- Terah took his descendants from Ur (including Abraham) and settled in Haran
- Jacob meets Laban in Haran, where he marries his wives

2

What was Babylonia?

- Area of land encompassing the Tigris and Euphrates rivers and the fertile land surrounding them
- Populated with Amorites in Abraham's time

3

Who was Joseph?

Jacob and Rachel's firstborn

4

Give the highlights of Tamar's story.

- Married Judah's son Er and then Onan
- Dressed as a prostitute and slept with Judah

5

What does Peniel stand for?

"Face of God"

6

Who was Zelophehad?

- Descendant of Manasseh who had only daughters
- His daughters were allowed to inherit land but had to marry within their tribe

7

Name Jacob's wives.

- Leah
- Rachel
- Bilhah
- Zilpah

8

Give the highlights of Dinah's story.

- Daughter of Leah and Jacob
- Raped at Shechem

9

Which two scouts from Kadesh-barnea were permitted to enter the promised land?

Caleb and Joshua

10

What is Shinar another name for?

It is a Hebrew name for the region of Babylon.

11

What is the significance of Hebron?

Abraham bought a plot of land from a Hittite when Sarah died nearby. The patriarchs and their wives are buried here.

12

Give the highlights of Levi's story.

- Leah's third son
- Moses's grandfather
- Avenges Dinah's rape at Shechem and gets cursed by Jacob for it

13

Where in Egypt did Joseph’s family settle?

Goshen, in the Nile delta

14

How were Rebekah and Laban related?

They were siblings

15

Where is Bethel located?

- West of Ai
- West and slightly north of the Dead Sea
- Part of Israel but bordering on Judah

16

What happened at Bethel?

- Abraham camped there on his way out of Egypt
- Jacob sleeps there and has the vision of God
- Becomes a sanctuary city

17

Israel is another name for who?

Jacob

18

What was Eden?

- Garden created "in the east" by God
- River watering it flowed outward and was the origin for the Tigris and Euphrates as well as two other rivers
- Trees with food
- Tree of life and tree of knowledge of good and evil in the middle

19

What is Kadesh-barnea?

The area where the twelve scouts left to scout out Canaan for forty days.

20

Where is Hebron located?

In Canaan, west of the Dead Sea

21

Give the highlights of Miriam's story.

- Sister of Moses, saw him saved and arranges for his mother to nurse him
- Described as a prophetess
- Criticizes Moses for marrying a Cushite and is given a skin disease by God and later healed

22

Who was Zilpah?

Leah's maid, given to Jacob to bear children for her.

23

Who was Laban?

- Rebekah's sister
- Father to Rachel and Leah

24

What happened at Shechem?

Jacob and family camped on their way back from Haran.
- Dinah raped, Levi and Simeon avenge her
- Joshua also camped with the Israelites and asked if they would follow God or the pagan gods

25

Give the highlights of Judah's story.

- Leah's fourth son
- Unknowingly sleeps with Tamar, his daughter-in-law
- Guarantees Benjamin's life to Jacob and tries to substitute himself

26

What happened at Peniel?

Jacob wrestled God or an angel of God and received the new name of "Israel".

27

What was Ur?

- Abraham's home city
- Located in the southeast part of Mesopotamia, near the Euphrates River
- Part of a trade route

28

Who was Manasseh?

- Joseph's older son, who Jacob blesses as younger
- Joseph names him because God made him forget his troubles and his family

29

Give the highlights of Simeon's story.

- Leah's second son
- Avenges Dinah's rape at Shechem and gets cursed by Jacob for it

30

Who was Benjamin?

Jacob and Rachel's second child, who Rachel died giving birth to