We’re going to learn how to read the Bible as a story with a beginning, middle, and end
Green is the line of promise, red the line not of promiseOnce we get to Abraham, the seed of promise is denoted as being inside or outside the land of rest/blessing (Ishmael and Esau are outside the promised land, location is also associated with Shem, Ham, and Japeth, so for every seed not of promise the location is important, and more so once the land is promised to Abraham)
From Genesis chapter 3 we know that we will return to the creation sanctuary through the seed of the woman. Now, because of chapter four we experience tension, because we have seen that the survival of the seed has been at risk and the righteousness of the seed is important also for the seed to be of the kind that will help us to return. Will the seed survive? Will the seed be righteous?
The End of Genesis
Introduction The Beginning of the Bible (Gen 1-3) The Beginning of Genesis (Gen 3-4) The Middle (Gen 12, 15, 17) The End (Gen 38)
Heaven and Earth Adam Noah S, H, J Shem Terah Ishmael Isaac Esau (2x) Jacob
The plot of Genesis: Tension Resolution Will the seed survive? Will the seed be righteous?
Gen 37 Where are we in terms of survival? What about righteous?