Bible Essay

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Eve According to the Old Testament Book of Genesis Eve and Adam were the first humans. Meaning: life, to breathe or to live. Through the subtle temptation of the serpent she violated the commandment of God by taking of the forbidden fruit, which she also gave unto her husband causing their expulsion from the Garden of Eden. (Gen. 3:20; 4:1)(Genesis 2:21, 22) (1 Tim. 2:13-15; 2 Cor. 11:3) Sarah (Sara) This was the name of the wife of Abraham in the Old Testament. Meaning: princess or lady. She became the mother of Isaac at the age of 90. Her original name was Sarai(SAY-RIE) but God changed it. She was the wife and at the same time the half-sister of Abraham. (Genesis 17:15)(Genesis 11:29). (Gen. 11:29; 20:12). Rebekah (Rebecca)(REE-BEK-UH) Mother of twins Esau and Jacob; daughter of Bethuel(BEE-THUEL), and wife of Isaac. Meaning: captivating or; a snare a rope with a noose used for firmly tying something; a tie rope for animals. Like her mother-in-law (Sarah), Rebekah remained childless for many years. Because Rebekah was beautiful, Isaac pretended that she was his sister for safety. (Genesis 20:1-18.) (Gen. 22:23; 24:67)(Genesis 25:19-28) (Genesis 26:1-11) Leah In the Old Testament she was the first wife of Jacob and the mother of seven of his children. Meaning: weary, mistress or ruler. The eldest daughter of Laban, and sister of Rachel. She accompanied Jacob into Canaan, and died there before the time of the going down into Egypt and was buried in the cave of Machpelah. (Gen. 29:16)(Gen. 29:23)(Gen. 31) Rachel She was the favorite wife of Jacob and the mother of Joseph and Benjamin in the Old Testament. Meaning: the daughter. The somewhat bad-tempered, spiteful, and self-willed though beautiful younger daughter" of Laban(LAY-BIN). Rachel died in giving birth to Benjamin. (Gen. 29:6, 28)(Gen. 30:22-24) Dinah In the Old

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