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  1. Patterns in Genesis Rebecca and Eliezer at the Well, 1655-57, by Carlo Maratti.

  2. Sibling Rivalry • Cain & Abel • Ishmael & Isaac • Esau & Jacob • Rachel & Leah • Joseph & his brothers

  3. Wrestling withGod Can we connect the struggling siblings with Jacob’s wrestling with the angel of God at Bethel? Jacob Wrestling with the Angel by Gustav Dore

  4. Barren/Childless Wife • Sarah • Rebekah • Rachel • Tamar Sarah Hears and Laughsby J. James Tissot

  5. Trickery/Craft (by women) • Rebekah tricked • Leah tricked • Rachel tricked • tricked Judah w/ prostitute disguise • Lot’s daughters tricked Isaac by disguising Jacob Jacob w/ bed-trick Laban w/ teraphim Tamar their drunken father

  6. Trickery/Craft (by men) • Abraham tricked _____ • Jacob tricked ______ and he tricked _______ • Laban tricked ______ • Simeon & Levi tricked ______ Pharaoh & Abimalech w/ sister story Father Isaac with Esau disguise Laban w/ speckled sticks Jacob w/ wrong daughter men of Shechem’s city to avenge Dinah’s rape

  7. Meetings at Wells & Springs Rebekah Jacob • _______ and Abraham’s chief servant, Eliezer • Rachel and _____ • Hagar and _____ • Zipporah and _____ God Moses

  8. Ultimogeniture Ishmael • Isaac over _____ • Jacob over ______ • Rachel over _____ • _____ & _____ over Jacob’s 10 other sons (They are favored by father, although Davidic dynasty descends from Judah) • Ephraim over Menashe (Joseph’s sons blessed by Jacob) • Perez & Zerah, sons of _____&____ Esau Leah (?) Joseph & Benjamin Tamar & Judah

  9. Bibliography of Images • Rebecca and Eliezer at the Well, 1655-57, by Carlo Maratti. Oil on canvas, 47 x 62 cm. Museum of Art, Indianapolis gallery.euroweb.hu/ html/m/maratti/ • Dante’s Vision of Rachel and Leah by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, 1855 from Olga’s Gallery: www.abcgallery.com • Sarah Hears and Laughs and Jacob Deceives Isaacby J. James Tissot http://www.cts.edu/ImageLibrary/imagelibrary.cfm • Jacob Wrestling with the Angel by Gustav Dore. From www.ne.jp/asahi/art/ dorian/D/Dore/Dore.htm • “Rebecca & Isaac” [sic] www.houseofwaterdancer.com/ images/religious/