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Introduction to Genesis Part I
Introduction to Genesis Part I
Introduction to Genesis Part I
Introduction to Genesis Part I
Introduction to Genesis Part I
Introduction to Genesis Part I
Introduction to Genesis Part I
Introduction to Genesis Part I
Introduction to Genesis Part I
Introduction to Genesis Part I
Introduction to Genesis Part I
Introduction to Genesis Part I
Introduction to Genesis Part I
Introduction to Genesis Part I
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    • 1. INTRODUCTION TO GENESIS I Structure & Themes INTRODUCTION TO GENESIS II Science and Civilisation
    • 2. Hebrew History ~2000 BC ~1500 BC ~1000 BC ~500 BC400 year gap God is silent Egypt India China Elections Abraham PATRIACHS Exodus Moses PROPHETS Empire David PRINCES Exile Isaiah PRIESTS Gen1-11:Creation,Fall,FloodBabel 400 year gap God is silent Socrates Plato Aristotle Buddha Confucius Alexander the Great Julius Caeser NT:Birth,Death,ResurrectinJESUS MAN
    • 3. Genesis : The Book of Beginnings Beginning of - the Heavens and the Earth Chap 1 - Man Chap 2 - Sin Chap 3 - Murder and Death Chap 4 - Marriage Chap 2 - Nations Chap 10 - Languages Chap 11 - Jewish History, Abraham Chap 12
    • 4. Genesis : The First Book of the Pentateuch (Jews call the Pentateuch Torah) Books of the PENTATEUCH 1. Genesis 2. Exodus 3. Leviticus 4. Numbers 5. Deuteronomy Moses is attributed to be the author of the Pentateuch
    • 5. HIGH LEVEL STRUCTURE History of Mankind (Genesis 1-11:26) History of the Jews (Genesis 11:27-50:26)  Superimpose on this high level outline are the sections defined by “generations” (KJV) or “account” NIV e.g. Gen 2:4 (KJV) These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens, (NIV) This is the account of the heavens and the earth when they were created, when the Lord God made the earth and the heavens.  Each section tells the story of a man and his descendants
    • 6. History of Mankind (Genesis 1-11:26) History of the Jews (Genesis 11:27-50:26) PART 1 PART 2 Generations/Accounts of 1. Heavens and the earth 2:4-4:26 2. Adam 5:1 – 6:8 3. Noah 6:9 – 9:29 4. sons of Noah 10:9 – 11:9 5. Sons of Shem 11:10-26 Generations/Accounts of 6. Terah 11:27- 25:11 7. Ishmael 25:12-18 8. Isaac 25:19-35:29 9. Esau 36:1-37:1 10. Jacob 37:2-50:26 The number of accounts/generations – 10 is significant. OT books are commonly structured in some numerical way with numbers 3,7,10,12 for e.g.
    • 7. The account and genealogy of those chosen always comes after those that were rejected e.g. Cain’s history before Seth (Gen 4:17; Gen 4:25-5:32)  Lamech Jabal Raise livestock Tubal Music Harp & Flute (Adah) (Zillah) Tubal-Cain Bronze and Iron tools Murderer and 1st Polygamist Cain  Enoch  Irad  Mahujael  Methushael Built City The Pride of Man WEALTH TALENT KNOWLEDGE
    • 8. The account and genealogy of those chosen always comes after those that were rejected e.g. Cain’s history before Seth (Gen 4:17; Gen 4:25-5:32) Seth  Enosh  Kenan  Mahalalel  Jared  Enoch Walked with God and God took him away Methuselah  Lamech  Noah What is key feature in genealogy? “.. had other sons and daughters” Seth’s generation fulfilled what God wanted for men – Gen 1:28 Cain’s generation worked to show independence from God *easier for camelto enter the eye of the needle than a rich man to enter to kingdom of God Matt 19:23 Be fruitful and multiple
    • 9. The account and genealogy of those chosen always comes after those that were rejected Other examples  Japheth’s and Ham’s genealogy (10:1-20) before Shem’s (10:21)  Ishmael’s account (25:12) before Isaac’s account (25:19 )  Esau’s account (36:1) before Jacob’s (37:2)
    • 10. How many days did God take to create planet Earth?
    • 11. Symmetry in sequence of creation Day 4 Creation of different lights in the sky - greater light, lesser light and the stars Day 5 Creation of creatures in the “expanse” /”firmemant” Day 6 Creation of creatures in the land including Man. Day 1 Creation of light Separated light from darkness Day 2 Creation of “space” to (“expanse” / “firmemant”) separate the waters above and below the sky Day 3 Separation of the water from the land. Creation of plants on land
    • 12. Man’s Inadequacy without God 3 Main Relationships  Natural Relationship (Chap 1,2) - Our interaction with the natural world  Human Relationships (chap 3-6) - Our interaction with one another  Spiritual Relationships (chap 6 – 50) - Our interaction with God told through 5 men Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph Genesis tells how these relations fall apart when God is out of the picture
    • 13. Man’s Inadequacy without God  Spiritual Relationships (chap 6 – 50) - Our interaction with God told through 5 men Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph What are 3 things we seek Righteousness Peace Joy Unseen and unconscious goals of life "The kingdom of God does not mean food and drink but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit." (Romans 14:17) Only God imparts real righteousness, peace and joy
    • 14. Man’s Inadequacy without God  Spiritual Relationships (chap 6 – 50) - Our interaction with God told through 5 men Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph Noah Regeneration Abraham Justification … by faith Isaac Sonship Jacob Sanctification Joseph Glorification
    • 15. Man’s Inadequacy without God  Spiritual Relationships (chap 6 – 50) - Our interaction with God told through 5 men Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph Noah Regeneration Abraham Justification … by faith Isaac Sonship Jacob Sanctification Joseph Glorification
    • 16. Jesus in Genesis  Joseph – he is only character who has only strength and no weaknesses in OT. Only other person in the Bible with similar characteristics is …  The ancestry of Jesus is traced back all the way to Seth (Luke 1)  Isaac - was brought to Mt. Moriah to be offered ( Gen22:2). Moriah is the same mountain Golgotha - ~ 30 years when offered - ram offered, caught with thorns (thicket) round his head.
    • 17. Jesus in Genesis  Melchizedek (Gen 22) - A King and a Priest of God at the same time. Only example in OT - Brought bread and wine for Abraham (v18) - see Heb 7:11 . Jesus, a priest in the order of Melchizedek.  He will crush the serpent’s head (Gen 3:15)  Presence at creation - “Let us make man …” Gen 1:26 cf John 1, Col 1: 15-17

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