Ok, so I am late with last week’s post. I upload them to Instagram but forgot to do it here. Or rather, I’ve been updating the site URL to the fancy “torahmaps.com” rather than maps.lucaswxyz.com!

So, without further ado, here are the maps for Parsha Toldot.

You know what, I am going to add an “ado” anyway… Toldot is a special Parsha to me. I’ve been studying it for a long time, and my first Aliyah was on this Parsha. And last week I had a proper for the fifth reading!

And as an extra “Ado”, a bit of a technical note: for this week’s map, I am using a colour scheme for the edges (that is the technical name for the connection lines) that is independent of the Nodes (That is the technical name for the dots or data points). The thicker and darker the line, the more times the two dots are connected.



So, now that the “ado” is over, let’s move on:

Toldot Parsha Map. All nodes, based on the text connections in the text by verse with relations.
Toldot Parsha Map. All nodes, based on the text connections in the text by verse with relations.

Toldot, or the story of a really dysfunctional family.

We start with Rebecca being barren (a common theme of the book) and then having twins.

And the trope of “the young will rule over the old one” makes another entry.

And the fan-favourite, My Sister My Wife makes its last appearance. At least until Shir HaShirim! I think so… Maybe!

And well, I am glad they only had two children, because I am a middle child. And if the family was like this with twins, a middle child had no chance at all!
Playing favourites, tricking the dad. And in the desert, there is only a limited number of blessings!

And my all-time favorite:
“My birthright for a plate of lentils”!


Toldot Parsha Map, just the characters, based on the text connections in the text by verse with relations.
Toldot Parsha Map, just the characters, based on the text connections in the text by verse with relations.

Here we have just the characters from the text.
One interesting thing to notice is how the more human the stories, the less we see the names of G-d mentioned.
G-d is still present and does make an appearance here and there, but it is mostly invoked or as part of the formula “The G-d of” as Elohi.
I’ve decided that for now, I am keeping Elohim, Elohi, Eloah as separate names, but most likely in the future I will either connect them all to “Elohim” or replace them altogether with it.


Toldot Parsha Map, without Relations, based on the text connections in the text by verse with relations.
Toldot Parsha Map, without Relations, based on the text connections in the text by verse with relations.
Toldot Parsha Map, without Concepts, based on the text connections in the text by verse with relations.
Toldot Parsha Map, without Concepts, based on the text connections in the text by verse with relations.

And to finish this week’s maps (The stories will follow), here are the maps with characters, one without relations (family and social), and one without the concepts.

I should clarify a bit the origin of the concepts: I decide what is a concept and what is not. So Cames were concepts, the same as the Water Well. I am taking a lot of methodological liberties with these maps since I am experimenting before I get to do them in Hebrew and get the input and collaboration of the amazing teachers at Pardes.
So for now, bear with me and enjoy the maps

Here are the individual stories of Parshat Toldot, that again, it is my choice what constitutes a story and the naming! – My maps, My rules!

Toldot, or the story of a really dysfunctional family.

We start with Rebecca being barren (a common theme of the book) and then having twins.

And the trope of “the young will rule over the old one” makes another entry.

And the fan-favourite, My Sister My Wife makes its last appearance. At least until Shir HaShirim! I think so… Maybe!

And well, I am glad they only had two children, because I am a middle child. And if the family was like this with twins, a middle child had no chance at all!
Playing favourites, tricking the dad. And in the desert, there is only a limited number of blessings!

And my all-time favourite:
“My birthright for a plate of lentils”!


The stories

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