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Genesis

Foundation Book of the Bible

Mike Mazzalongo
Review

1. Genesis is inspired
Review
1.  Genesis is inspired

2. Genesis reveals origins
Authorship Theories

1.  A group of writers after Moses
• 

Higher critics

• 

Compilation of legends, myths, traditions....
Authorship Theories

“Writing appears 5,000-6,000 years
ago in Egypt, Mesopotamia and the
Indees Valley”
R. Linton-Anthrop...
Authorship Theories

“Again, archaeologist have confirmed
every fact and detail that the Bible
puts forth, especially for t...
Authorship Theories
1.  A group of writers after Moses

2.  Moses as author
Moses as author – How?

A.  Direct Revelation
Moses as author – How?
A.  Direct Revelation

B.  Oral tradition + Holy Spirit
Moses as author – How?
A.  Direct Revelation
B.  Oral tradition + Holy Spirit

C. Collected written records

 
 
+ Holy Sp...
Authorship Theories
1.  A group of writers after Moses
2.  Moses as author

3.  Moses as compiler & editor
Bible 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Evolution
Model Man 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Model Man
Division of Genesis

A.  Overview Division
1.  - God + Creation = Ch. 1-11
- God & the world He made
Division of Genesis
1.  - God + Creation = Ch. 1-11

- God & the world He made

2.  - God + Chosen People = Ch. 12-50

 
-...
Division of Genesis
A.  Overview Division

B.  Generational Division


“…these are the generations of…”
10 Generations

1.  Generation of heaven & earth

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
- Gen. 1:1-2:4
10 Generations
1.  Generation of heaven & earth

2.  Generation of Adam – 2:4-5:1
10 Generations
1.  Generation of heaven & earth
2.  Generation of Adam – 2:4-5:1

3.  Generation of Noah – 5:1-6:9


 
 
 ...
10 Generations
1.  Generation of heaven & earth
2.  Generation of Adam – 2:4-5:1
3.  Generation of Noah – 5:1-6:9

4.  Gen...
10 Generations
1.  Generation of heaven & earth
2.  Generation of Adam – 2:4-5:1
3.  Generation of Noah – 5:1-6:9
4.  Gene...
10 Generations

6.  Generation of Terah – 11:10-11:27
10 Generations
6.  Generation of Terah – 11:10-11:27

7.  Generation of Isaac – 11:27-25:16
10 Generations
6.  Generation of Terah – 11:10-11:27



8.  Generation of Ishmael – 25:12-25:18

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

7.  Ge...
10 Generations
6.  Generation of Terah – 11:10-11:27
7.  Generation of Isaac – 11:27-25:16






9.  Generation of Jacob –...
10 Generations
6.  Generation of Terah – 11:10-11:27
7.  Generation of Isaac – 11:27-25:16






Generation of Jacob – 25:...
Jesus refers to Moses as an
authoritative & inspired writer.

- Luke 24:27;44
Luke 24:27
Then beginning with Moses and with
all the prophets, He explained to them
the things concerning Himself in all ...
Luke 24:44
Now He said to them, These are My
words which I spoke to you while I was
still with you, that all things which ...
To deny Genesis…

is to deny Jesus…
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This lesson reviews the various theories concerning the authorship and division of the book of Genesis.

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Authorship of Genesis

  1. 1. 2 Genesis Foundation Book of the Bible Mike Mazzalongo
  2. 2. Review 1. Genesis is inspired
  3. 3. Review 1.  Genesis is inspired 2. Genesis reveals origins
  4. 4. Authorship Theories 1.  A group of writers after Moses •  Higher critics •  Compilation of legends, myths, traditions. •  Written 400 BC •  Documentary Hypothesis
  5. 5. Authorship Theories “Writing appears 5,000-6,000 years ago in Egypt, Mesopotamia and the Indees Valley” R. Linton-Anthropologist
  6. 6. Authorship Theories “Again, archaeologist have confirmed every fact and detail that the Bible puts forth, especially for the times that Moses lived and wrote about” Dr. N. Glueck, Archaeologist
  7. 7. Authorship Theories 1.  A group of writers after Moses 2.  Moses as author
  8. 8. Moses as author – How? A.  Direct Revelation
  9. 9. Moses as author – How? A.  Direct Revelation B.  Oral tradition + Holy Spirit
  10. 10. Moses as author – How? A.  Direct Revelation B.  Oral tradition + Holy Spirit C. Collected written records + Holy Spirit
  11. 11. Authorship Theories 1.  A group of writers after Moses 2.  Moses as author 3.  Moses as compiler & editor
  12. 12. Bible Evolution Model Man Model Man
  13. 13. Division of Genesis A.  Overview Division 1.  - God + Creation = Ch. 1-11 - God & the world He made
  14. 14. Division of Genesis 1.  - God + Creation = Ch. 1-11 - God & the world He made 2.  - God + Chosen People = Ch. 12-50 - Focuses on Jewish nation
  15. 15. Division of Genesis A.  Overview Division B.  Generational Division “…these are the generations of…”
  16. 16. 10 Generations 1.  Generation of heaven & earth - Gen. 1:1-2:4
  17. 17. 10 Generations 1.  Generation of heaven & earth 2.  Generation of Adam – 2:4-5:1
  18. 18. 10 Generations 1.  Generation of heaven & earth 2.  Generation of Adam – 2:4-5:1 3.  Generation of Noah – 5:1-6:9
  19. 19. 10 Generations 1.  Generation of heaven & earth 2.  Generation of Adam – 2:4-5:1 3.  Generation of Noah – 5:1-6:9 4.  Generation of Sons of Noah 6:9-10:1
  20. 20. 10 Generations 1.  Generation of heaven & earth 2.  Generation of Adam – 2:4-5:1 3.  Generation of Noah – 5:1-6:9 4.  Generation of Sons of Noah - 6:9-10:1 5.  Generation of Shem – 10:1-11:10
  21. 21. 10 Generations 6.  Generation of Terah – 11:10-11:27
  22. 22. 10 Generations 6.  Generation of Terah – 11:10-11:27 7.  Generation of Isaac – 11:27-25:16
  23. 23. 10 Generations 6.  Generation of Terah – 11:10-11:27 8.  Generation of Ishmael – 25:12-25:18 7.  Generation of Isaac – 11:27-25:16
  24. 24. 10 Generations 6.  Generation of Terah – 11:10-11:27 7.  Generation of Isaac – 11:27-25:16 9.  Generation of Jacob – 25:19-37:1 8.  Generation of Ishmael – 25:12-25:18
  25. 25. 10 Generations 6.  Generation of Terah – 11:10-11:27 7.  Generation of Isaac – 11:27-25:16 Generation of Jacob – 25:19-37:1 8.  Generation of Ishmael – 25:12-25:18 9.  10.  Generation of the sons of Jacob 
 – 37:2-Ex. 1:1
  26. 26. Jesus refers to Moses as an authoritative & inspired writer.
 - Luke 24:27;44
  27. 27. Luke 24:27 Then beginning with Moses and with all the prophets, He explained to them the things concerning Himself in all the Scriptures.
  28. 28. Luke 24:44 Now He said to them, These are My words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all things which are written about Me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled.
  29. 29. To deny Genesis…
 is to deny Jesus…

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