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Title: OldTestament Survey: The Book of Genesis


1
Old-Testament Survey The Book of Genesis
  • In the beginning God created the heavens and the
    earth.
  • Genesis 11

2
Book of Genesis
  • First book in the Bible
  • Originally written in Hebrew translated to Greek
    in 280 B.C.
  • Greek word meaning origin, source, beginning.
  • Tells about the beginning of many things.
  • Written by Moses around 1450 B.C.
  • Answers the question, Where did I come from?

3
The Creation
  • God spoke the world into existence. (Psalm 336)
  • Day 1 God created lightnight and day.
  • Day 2 He placed the firmament.
  • Day 3 Separated water/land vegetable life.
  • Day 4 Placed the sun, moon, and stars, in the
    firmament.
  • Day 5 Created sea animals and birds.
  • Day 6 Created land animals and mankind.
  • Day 7 He rested!

4
Sin Begins
  • Everything God created was good (131).
  • Adam and Eve lived in the Garden of Eden.
  • The marriage relationship (224).
  • The Law (216,17).
  • The serpent (Satan) tempts Eve (31-6).
  • The birth of sin (310-13).
  • Sins consequences (314-19).
  • Mans spiritual death (324).

5
Sin Increases
  • Cain slew Abel (41-9).
  • Lamech practiced polygamy (419).
  • Enoch walked with God (524).
  • Seths descendants began to intermarry with
    Cains wicked descendants (61-4).
  • Men were evil continually (65,6).
  • Noah found grace in Gods eyes (68).

6
The Flood
  • Instructions for building the ark (613-22)
  • Noah entered the ark when he was 600 years old
    (711).
  • It rained on earth 40 days, covering the highest
    mountain (717-20).
  • Water remained on the earth for one year and 10
    days.
  • Rainbow given as the sign of Gods Promise
    (913).

7
The Nations
  • All nations that now exist obviously descended
    from Noah and his children.
  • Shem (Semitic)Aramaeans, Arabians, etc.
  • Ham (Hamitic)Ethiopians, Egyptians, Canaanites,
    etc.
  • Japheth (Indo-Europeans)Greeks, Medes, etc.

8
Tower of Babel
  • All peoples lived together and spoke one
    language.
  • They wanted to make a name for themselves
    (114-6).
  • God confused their language.
  • They scattered.
  • The nations began.
  • One family (Shems) through which Christ came.

9
Abrahams Life
  • Abram lived with his father, Terah, in Ur.
  • God called Abram to leave his home.
  • He gave him three great promises (121-7).
  • Nation
  • Land
  • Seed
  • When famine strikes, Abram and Sarai move to
    Egypt. Sarai lies (128-20).

10
Strife Between Abram and Lot
  • Lot was given first choice (1310).
  • Lot taken captive in battle of the kings rescued
    by Abram.
  • Abram paid tithes to Melchizedek.
  • Abram and Sarah were well advanced in years, but
    they had no child.
  • The promise would be fulfilled in later
    generations (1513-20).
  • Sarahs plan to use Hagar (161-4).
  • Ishmael was born, but he was not the child of
    promise (1615,16).

11
Sodom and Gomorrah
  • Cities of the plain become morally corrupt.
  • They desire to have carnal relations with the men
    under Lots roof (195-11).
  • Only Lots family escaped.
  • Lots wife became a pillar of salt (1926)

12
Isaacs Birth
  • When Abram was 99, God reconfirmed the
    promisenext year, he would have a son.
  • Isaac was born (211-4).
  • Abrams name changed to Abraham, and Sarais to
    Sarah (179-14)
  • Abrahams faith is tested (22).
  • Sarah died at 120 was buried in a cave at
    Machpelah near Hebron (231,2).
  • Rebekah is chosen to be Isaacs wife (2415ff).

13
Isaacs Life
  • Abraham died when he was 175 (257-11).
  • Isaac had two sonsJacob and Esau.
  • Isaac was partial to Esau.
  • Rebekah was partial to Jacob.
  • The older would serve the younger (2523).
  • Esau sold his birthright (2529-34).
  • Isaac, because he was deceived, gave the blessing
    to Jacob (2727-29).
  • Jacob fled, and Esau took a Canaanite wife.

14
Jacobs Life
  • Covenant made at Bethel (2810-22)
  • Jacob marries Leah and Rachel (2921-28)
  • Jacobs children
  • Leah Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar,
    Zebulun (also a daughter, Dinah)
  • Zilpah (Leahs handmaid) Gad and Asher
  • Bilhah (Rachel (handmaid) Dan and Naphtali
  • Rachel Joseph and Benjamin
  • Jacob becomes wealthy, and Esau receives him back.

15
Josephs Life
  • Joseph was Jacobs favorite son (371-3).
  • Josephs two dreams (376-11).
  • His brothers sold Joseph into slavery (3719-28).
  • The brothers told Jacob that Joseph was dead
    (3731-36).
  • Joseph ended up as head of Potiphars household
    in Egypt (3736).
  • Jacobs name was changed to Israel (359-12).

16
Josephs Life
  • Held a place of honor in Potiphars house
    (391-4).
  • Falsely accused and imprisoned (399-18).
  • Prospered in prison (3919-23).
  • The bakers and the butlers dreams (409-23).
  • Pharaoh dreams (411-13).
  • Josephs interpretation of the kings dreams
    (4114-37).

17
Josephs Life
  • Joseph is second in command in Egypt (4138-49).
  • Josephs brothers come to buy grain do not
    recognize him (421-11).
  • He returns their money and keeps Simeon until
    they bring back Benjamin (4224-38).
  • They return, with Benjamin, to buy more grain
    (431-16).
  • Joseph reveals himself to them (451-3).
  • Joseph sends wagons to bring Jacob to Egypt70
    souls (461-27).

18
Josephs Life
  • Josephs family settles in Goshen (471).
  • Joseph has all the money and land the people gave
    him for the grain (4720-26).
  • Israel makes Joseph promise to take his body for
    burial out of Egypt (4727-31).
  • Israel blesses Joseph and all his other sons (48
    and 49).
  • Israel dies and is buried (501-16).
  • Brothers are afraid that Joseph will try to pay
    them back (5018-21).
  • Josephs bones to be carried out of Egypt
    (5024-26).
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