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Competition • Contest • Rivalry • Sibling Rivalry
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Compete [Heb. hithpael of ḥārâ] (Jer. 12:5; 22:15); AV CONTEND, CLOSE; NEB VIE, “be more splendid”; [Gk. tréchō—‘run’] (1 Cor. 9:24); AV, NEB, RUN; [athléō] (2 Tim. 2:5); AV STRIVE. Competition is used figuratively by Jeremiah to warn Israel and by Paul to characterize the life of a Christian.
Dictionary of Biblical Imagery
Sibling Rivalry
Sibling RivalrySibling rivalry is competition between two siblings for parental favor or blessing and for the power and wealth that this favor entails. In OT history, where the history of tribes or even nations is often traceable back to sibling progenitors, sibling rivalry can be extended to a tribal
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Sibling Rivalry
SIBLING RIVALRY Tensions and fighting among brothers or sisters including Cain and Abel (Gen. 4:1–16); Shem, Ham, and Japheth (Gen. 9:20–27); Jacob and Esau (Gen. 25:22–28:9; 32:1–33:17; Mal. 1:2–3); Leah and Rachel (Gen. 29:16–30:24); Joseph and his brothers (Gen. 37; 39–45); Er and Onan (Gen. 38:1–10);