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Title: The Book of Genesis: Perspectives

The Book of Genesis Perspectives
  • Chapters 61 929
  • The Flood

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Prayer List
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Week Date Topic
1 09 Dec 09 Introduction and the Creation 11-225 (Ben)
2 16 Dec 09 The Fall 31-532
3 23 Dec 09 Elder Selection Discussion (Herb)
4 30 Dec 09 The Flood 61-929
5 06 Jan 10 Table of Nations/Tower of Babel 101-119
6 13 Jan 10 Life of Abraham Part 1 1110-1616
7 20 Jan 10 Life of Abraham Part 2 171-2518
8 27 Jan 10 Life of Isaac 2519-2635
9 03 Feb 10 Life of Jacob 271-3643
10 10 Feb 10 Life of Esau 361-4334 (Ben)
11 17 Feb 10 Life of Joseph Corruption 371-3830
12 24 Feb 10 Life of Joseph Exaltation 391-4157
13 03 Mar 10 Life of Joseph Salvation 421-5025
Todays Objectives
  • Provide and overview of last weeks lesson
  • Learn about the wickedness of the Earth during
    the time of Noah
  • Learn what God decides to do in order to rid the
    Earth of this evil
  • See how and why Noah and his family survives the
  • Learn about events that occurred after the flood
    and the death of Noah

Last week
  • Provided an overview of last weeks lesson
  • Learned how the goodness God had created turns to
  • Learned about the temptation of Adam and Eve
  • Reviewed the story of Cain and Abel and the
    lessons of faith
  • Learned what happened to Cain
  • Learned about the line of Christ created through
    Adam and Eve

  • Bible scholars attribute Genesis to Moses
  • Inspired by God, Moses was the human instrument
    through which God spoke
  • Also attributed to writing the first five books
    of the bible
  • Date of writing
  • Uncertain
  • Probably between 1500-1400 BC
  • Spans more time than any other book of the Bible
  • Approximately 2370 years, more time than the
    other 65 books combined
  • Oldest and most detailed record of ancient
    history in existence

  • Bereshith
  • Hebrew name for the book meaning in the
  • Septuagint
  • Oldest Greek translation of the OT, around 270 BC
  • Torah
  • Hebrew word for the law, refers to the first
    five books
  • Pentateuch
  • Greek name for the first five books of the OT
  • Dead Sea Scrolls
  • Ancient manuscripts found in 1947 contain parts
    of all books of the OT except Esther, confirming

Condition of Man (Gen 61-8)
  • Reasons why God destroyed the earth
  • God sees that the wickedness of man is great
  • Sons of God (by Seth) mix with the daughters of
    men (by Cain)
  • Thoughts of mans heart was evil all the time
  • God grieved that he had made man
  • He decides to destroy mankind, along with animals
    and birds
  • However, he finds one man with piety and virtue
    among Noah

Who was Noah?
  • Tenth and last of the antediluvian Patriarchs
  • Recognized even as a prophet in the Quran, with
    an entire Sura named after him
  • Son of Lamech
  • Named because he would bring rest from toil on
    the land which God had cursed
  • Three sons at the age of 500
  • Shem, Ham, and Japheth
  • Flood occurs in Noahs 600th year
  • Dies 350 years after the flood

Account of Noah (Gen 69-22)
  • Why did Noah find favor in Gods eyes?
  • He was righteous
  • Blameless among the people of the time
  • Walked with God
  • Earth was corrupt in Gods sight and he was going
    to destroy those that were corrupted
  • God instructs Noah
  • Make an ark of gofer (or gopher) wood
  • Dictates the physical dimensions of the ark
  • Noah is to enter the ark to save himself and his
    family from destruction, Gods covenant
  • Also bring in two of all living creatures, male
    and female

The Flood (Gen 71-24)
  • Source
  • Fountains of the great deepwindows of heaven
  • Extent of coverage
  • All the high mountainswere covered (79)
  • Amount of time
  • Waters prevailed over the earth for 150 days
  • Increased and decreased another 74 days
  • Noah and his family spent approximately 371 days
    in the Ark
  • The Ark is Entered
  • Approximately 450 feet long, 75 feet wide, 45
    feet high
  • 95,700 square feet of space

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Results of the Flood (Gen 81-22)
  • Water subsides (81)
  • Ark comes to rest on the mountains of Ararat
  • Noah conducts a series of tests to see if it was
    safe to exit the ark (86-14)
  • God tells Noah to leave the Ark with his family
    and release all the creatures (815-16)
  • Noah worships God
  • Builds an alter and sacrifices burnt offerings on
  • God was very pleased
  • Gods covenant with Noah (821-22)
  • Never again will he destroy all living creatures

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After the Flood (Gen 91-17)
  • God blesses Noah (91-3)
  • All the beasts of the earth will fear man
  • All the beasts are given to Noah and his
  • Gods commands
  • Not eat meat that has blood still in it (94)
  • Accountability for any man who takes the life of
    another man (95-6)
  • Be fruitful and increase in number (97)
  • Gods covenant about the flood (98-17)
  • Never again will there be a flood that destroys
    the earth
  • Covenant shown by the rainbow

After the Flood (Gen 918-29)
  • Noah (918-20)
  • Man of the soil
  • Planted a vineyard
  • Curse of Ham (921-25)
  • Ham saw his father naked
  • Noah cursed Ham, would become a slave to his
  • Blessings to Shem and Japheth (926-27)
  • Territory would be extended
  • The two brothers would live in harmony
  • Canaan, son of Ham, would be their slave

New Testament Perspectives
  • Equated to the coming Day of Judgment (Luke
  • Noah is called a preacher of righteousness (2
    Peter 25)
  • Saving power of baptism equated with the Ark
    saving those who were in it (1 Pe 318-21)
  • Later Christian theologians identified the three
    sons of Noah as the source of population found on
    three continents (Japheth-Europe Shem-Asia

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  • Provided and overview of last weeks lesson
  • Learned about the wickedness of the Earth during
    the time of Noah
  • Learned what God decides to do in order to rid
    the Earth of this evil
  • Saw how and why Noah and his family survives the
  • Learned about events that occurred after the
    flood and the death of Noah
  • Next week, Ch 10-11 Genealogy/Babel