Genesis

Genesis is the book of beginnings. It provides a dramatic account of our human origins, the intrusion of sin and its catastrophic effects, and God’s plan to bless the nations.

CHAPTERS: 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50

RESOURCES: Summary, Outline, Memorize


 

NOTE: This page is a work in progress

 


SUMMARY

AUTHOR. Both Scripture and tradition attribute Genesis to Moses. This was enough to satisfy most people in the synagogue and the church.

But in modern days, critical scholars insist that Genesis was compiled from various sources. This seems to be the product of rationalistic skepticism.

PURPOSE. The Book of Genesis supplies the historical basis for God’s covenant with his people.

The Most High God selected them from the nations, and consecrated to his service. This was especially seen in the divine covenant with Abraham.

 


OUTLINE

THE CREATION

Genesis 1:1-31. The Creation

Genesis 2:1-3. The Creation, concluded

THE SUCCESSION FROM THE HEAVENS AND THE EARTH

Genesis 2:4-25. The man and the woman in Eden

Genesis 3:1-5. Satan tempts them to sin

Genesis 3:6. They fall into sin

Genesis 3:7-24. The effects of sin

Genesis 4:1-16. Cain murders Abel

Genesis 4:17-24. The descendants of Cain

Genesis 4:25-26. The birth of Seth

THE SUCCESSION FROM ADAM

Genesis 5:1-32. The lineage from Adam to Noah

Genesis 6:1-4. The emergence of the Nephilim

Genesis 6:5-12. God will destroy humans with a Flood

THE SUCCESSION FROM NOAH

Genesis 6:9-12. Introduction of Noah

Genesis 6:13-22. Noah prepares for the Flood

THE SUCCESSION FROM THE SONS OF NOAH

(Genesis 10:1-11:9)

THE SUCCESSION FROM SHEM

(Genesis 11:10-26)

THE SUCCESSION FROM TERAH

(Genesis 11:27-25:11)

THE SUCCESSION FROM ISHMAEL

(Genesis 25:12-18)

THE SUCCESSION FROM ISAAC

(Genesis 25:19-35:29)

THE SUCCESSION FROM ESAU

(Genesis 36:1-8)

THE SUCCESSION FROM ESAU

(Genesis 36:9-37:1)

THE SUCCESSION FROM JACOB

(Genesis 37:2-50:26)

 


MEMORIZE

Genesis 1:27. God created man in his own image. In God’s image he created him; male and female he created them.

Genesis 12:3. I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you. (NIV translation)

 


GENESIS

CHAPTERS: 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50

RESOURCES: Summary, Outline, Memorize


 

Author: Todd Van Natta

I was given a great gift. It is to be passionate about Jesus Christ and the Bible and the spiritual life. I am a Christian believer. I believe in Jesus Christ. I’m in love with Jesus! I believe the Bible. I love the Bible. For decades, I've been reading it cover-to-cover, again and again and again. I’ve memorized a whole lot of Bible verses. Most of all, I want the Bible to help us fall more deeply in love with God the Father, with Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit, with other people, and with ourselves. And I've been reading the great writings from the entire Christian heritage for decades. At Explore the Faith, I share what I have discovered.