Potiphar’s Wife

Joseph in the Old Testament was sold by his brothers to the Egyptians and he became employed in the household of Potiphar. Potiphar’s wife was sexually attracted to Joseph and asked him to bed with her. But he adamantly refused. As an idiom Potiphar’s wife means a seductress.

Example: There are many Potiphar’s wives in society.

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Rebecca

Rebecca’s story is found in the Old Testament. She was the wife of Jacob and she overheard the conversation of Jacob telling Esau the eldest son to fetch some good game so that he can to satisfaction and bless him. Rebecca loved Isaac the younger son more. And she asked him to fetch a young goat and cooked it and covered Jacob’s hands with goat’s hair as his father was blind. Jacob ate pleasingly and blessed Isaac. As an idiom Rebecca means a conspiracy.

Example: The 1$ Bill has symbols which point out to a Rebecca.

Cults like the Illuminati, Masons and Bilderberger are Rebeccas of the society.

I am a Rebecca lover.

 

Zacchaeus

We all know the story of Zacchaeus the tax collector who climbed upon a sycamore tree to meet Jesus. Jesus asked him to alight and said he will partake of food in house. Zacchaeus became repentant and gave all his portions that he has hoarded to the poor.

As an idiom Zacchaeus means a repentant person who pleases God.

Example: In my encounter with Christ, I became a Zacchaeus.

Parting the Red Sea

We come across the parting of the Red Sea in the Old Testament. God wanted to deliver the Israelites from the tyrannical rule of the Pharaoh and he parted the Red Sea and made them escape. As an idiom it means divine help in a hopeless situation.

 

Example: When it comes for support to South Korea, America is parting the Red Sea.

 

I need a parting the Red Sea in my life.