Authorship of Genesis

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This lesson reviews the various theories concerning the authorship and division of the book of Genesis. …

This lesson reviews the various theories concerning the authorship and division of the book of Genesis.

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  • 1. 2 Genesis Foundation Book of the Bible Mike Mazzalongo
  • 2. Review 1. Genesis is inspired
  • 3. Review 1.  Genesis is inspired 2. Genesis reveals origins
  • 4. Authorship Theories 1.  A group of writers after Moses •  Higher critics •  Compilation of legends, myths, traditions. •  Written 400 BC •  Documentary Hypothesis
  • 5. Authorship Theories “Writing appears 5,000-6,000 years ago in Egypt, Mesopotamia and the Indees Valley” R. Linton-Anthropologist
  • 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. Authorship Theories 1.  A group of writers after Moses 2.  Moses as author
  • 8. Moses as author – How? A.  Direct Revelation
  • 9. Moses as author – How? A.  Direct Revelation B.  Oral tradition + Holy Spirit
  • 10. Moses as author – How? A.  Direct Revelation B.  Oral tradition + Holy Spirit C. Collected written records + Holy Spirit
  • 11. Authorship Theories 1.  A group of writers after Moses 2.  Moses as author 3.  Moses as compiler & editor
  • 12. Bible Evolution Model Man Model Man
  • 13. Division of Genesis A.  Overview Division 1.  - God + Creation = Ch. 1-11 - God & the world He made
  • 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. Division of Genesis A.  Overview Division B.  Generational Division “…these are the generations of…”
  • 16. 10 Generations 1.  Generation of heaven & earth - Gen. 1:1-2:4
  • 17. 10 Generations 1.  Generation of heaven & earth 2.  Generation of Adam – 2:4-5:1
  • 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. 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. 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. 10 Generations 6.  Generation of Terah – 11:10-11:27
  • 22. 10 Generations 6.  Generation of Terah – 11:10-11:27 7.  Generation of Isaac – 11:27-25:16
  • 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. 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. 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. Jesus refers to Moses as an authoritative & inspired writer.
 - Luke 24:27;44
  • 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. 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. To deny Genesis…
 is to deny Jesus…