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1. Chapter 26: That's Not My Wife, That's My Sister
In a classic case of history repeating itself, Isaac found himself telling a king that his wife was actually his sister. Coincidentally enough, it's the exact same king Abraham told the same lie to back in Chapter 20. Who is this king?
2. Chapter 27: The Blessing
In his old age, Isaac became blind. When the time came to bless his eldest son, Isaac asked Esau to hunt some game and bring it to him. Instead, Jacob brought him the food and disguised himself as Esau so he could be blessed. Whose idea was this?
3. Chapter 28: Jacob's Ladder
On the run from his brother Esau, and under the blessing of his father, Jacob stopped to sleep. He dreamed of a ladder with angels climbing. God spoke to him in this dream, and promised him several things. Which of the following was not one of them?
4. Chapter 29: Rachel and/or Leah
Jacob sought out his mother's brother Laban to live with while he was in exile. Laban had two daughters, Rachel and Leah, both of whom would become Jacob's wives. Which one did Jacob marry first?
5. Chapter 30: Jacob's Family
After both women had been married to Jacob, they collectively bore him twelve sons (with some help from their maidservants, Zilpah and Bilhah). Who was the mother of Gad?
6. Chapter 31: Jacob On The Run
This chapter finds Jacob on the lam again. Who was he running from this time?
7. Chapter 32: Wrasslin' With God
Tired of running, Jacob made his way home to meet Esau, sending presents and his household ahead of him. When he was alone, a man approached Jacob and wrestled him all night. According to clues given after this wrestling match, who was this man?
8. Chapter 33: Family Reunion
When Jacob saw Esau approaching, he separated his family and went ahead to meet his brother. How many men did Esau have with him?
9. Chapter 34: The Rape Of Dinah
Shechem, the son of Hamor, saw Jacob's daughter Dinah and raped her. He then fell in love with her and begged for her hand. Dinah's brothers refused, because he had defiled her first, but said they would agree on what condition?
10. Chapter 35: Good Times, Bad Times
Jacob was furious with his sons, but God commanded him to return to Bethel. After going to Bethel and making a covenant with God, the group left to the deathbed of Isaac. On the way, Benjamin was born. What complications arose from his birth?
11. Chapter 36: Family History
This chapter recounts the descendants of Esau and the clans of Edom. Which of Esau's wives gave birth to Jeush?
12. Chapter 37: Joseph v His Brothers
Now the story shifts from Jacob to his sons, and particularly Joseph, who has been dreaming of greatness. Blinded by jealousy, his brothers started making plans to kill Joseph. Which of Joseph's brothers stuck up for him and convinced the rest not to kill him?
13. Chapter 38: Judah And Tamar
In one of the less uplifting stories of the Bible, Judah married off two of his sons to Tamar. Both sons died by the Lord's hands because of their wickedness. Judah told Tamar to wait until his third son, Shelah, grew up. However, after the death of Judah's wife, Tamar noted that Shelah was all grown up and Judah had not given him to her. So she dressed as a prostitute and had relations with Judah, and was impregnated. When Judah found out she was pregnant, and still unmarried, what was his initial response?
14. Chapter 39: Joseph Goes To Jail
Now a slave, Joseph went down to Egypt, where he began to serve Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh. Potiphar's wife started to hit on him, but Joseph constantly refused her advances. Finally, when she tried to seduce him for the last time, what did he leave that served as the wife's proof that he had tried to rape her?
15. Chapter 40: Dreams, Part I
The chief cupbearer and the chief baker of Pharaoh offended their king in some way (it isn't explained) and got tossed in jail with Joseph. Both had dreams, and both dreams were interpreted by Joseph. One dream was a good premonition, and one was bad. Which royal officer had the bad premonition, the cupbearer or the baker?
16. Chapter 41: Dreams, Part II
Pharaoh, upon hearing of Joseph's powers of interpretations, sent for him and explained a couple of dreams he had been having. In one, seven fat cows were eaten up by seven skinny cows. In another, seven good ears of grain were swallowed up by seven withered and blighted ears of grain. Joseph interpreted these dreams as what?
17. Chapter 42: Joseph's Brothers In Egypt
The seven years of famine affected the whole world, not just Egypt. So Joseph's brothers came to him to try and buy food. Joseph recognized them and accused them of being what?
18. Chapter 43: Joseph And Benjamin, Part I
Part of Joseph's requirements for the release of Simeon was for his brothers (who still didn't know it was Joseph) to bring Benjamin to Egypt with them the next time. Which of these did Jacob, now known as Israel, NOT tell them to offer in return for the freedom of both Simeon and Benjamin?
19. Chapter 44: Joseph And Benjamin, Part II
What did Joseph plant in the food bag of Benjamin in order to detain him?
20. Chapter 45: The Revelation
Joseph, in this chapter, finally reveals himself to his brothers as the one they sold into slavery. How many years does he say the famine has been around in his speech?
21. Chapter 46: Israel Moves To Egypt
When Israel heard that Joseph was alive, he got up to move, taking his entire family with him. How many of his offspring (children, grandchildren, but not wives) came with him to Egypt?
22. Chapter 47: Israel In Egypt
How old was Jacob when he first met Pharaoh?
23. Chapter 48: Blessings
Now on his deathbed, Israel sees Joseph's sons, Ephraim and Manasseh. Israel had never expected to see Joseph again, much less his sons. Now it was time to bless them. Whom did he put his right hand, the favored hand, on?
24. Chapter 49: Jacob's Last Words
Before dying, Jacob had a parting thought for each of his sons. To whom did he say, "Your brothers shall praise you; your hand shall be on the neck of your enemies; your father's sons shall bow down before you."?
25. Chapter 50: The Last Days Of Joseph
Joseph died at the ripe old age of 150.
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