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For Survey of the Old Testament

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  1. 1. Genesis The Book of Beginnings
  2. 2. Keys to Genesis <ul><li>Key word : “Beginning” (1:1, 26-27; 3:15; 12:1-3) </li></ul><ul><li>Author : Moses </li></ul><ul><li>Purpose : To provide a prologue and foundation for the nation of Israel and the Law of Moses. </li></ul>
  3. 3. I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring; he shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel. Gen. 3:15
  4. 5. I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonors you I will curse, and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed. Gen. 12:3
  5. 6. Abraham’s Covenant <ul><li>Contains three specific promises: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Land (Gen. 15:18) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A great nation (13:16) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A great blessing (12:2) </li></ul></ul>
  6. 7. Observations <ul><li>The events of Genesis end three centuries before Moses’ birth. </li></ul><ul><li>Genesis spans more time than any other book in the Bible. Covers more than the remaining 65 put together. </li></ul><ul><li>Out of 4,100 years of recorded history, over half is recorded in Genesis. </li></ul>
  7. 8. Observations <ul><li>Chapters 1-11 spans 2,286 years </li></ul><ul><li>Chapters 12-36 spans less than 193 years </li></ul><ul><li>Chapters 37-50 covers about 93 years </li></ul>
  8. 9. Why God chose Israel to be his redemptive people (Gen. 1-11) How God chose Israel to be his redemptive people (Gen. 12-50)
  9. 10. Firsts in Genesis <ul><li>The universe </li></ul><ul><li>Life </li></ul><ul><li>Mankind </li></ul><ul><li>Sabbath </li></ul><ul><li>Marriage </li></ul><ul><li>Sin </li></ul><ul><li>Death </li></ul><ul><li>Family </li></ul><ul><li>Redemption </li></ul><ul><li>Prophecy </li></ul><ul><li>Language </li></ul><ul><li>Sacrifice </li></ul>
  10. 11. Outline <ul><li>Primeval History (1-11) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Creation (1-2) </li></ul></ul>
  11. 12. The Cosmological Argument <ul><li>Every being which begins has a cause for its beginning. </li></ul><ul><li>The world is a being which begins. </li></ul><ul><li>Therefore, it possesses a cause for its beginning. </li></ul>
  12. 13. Outline <ul><li>Primeval History (1-11) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Creation (1-2) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Fall (3-4) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Flood (5-9) </li></ul></ul>
  13. 17. Outline <ul><li>Primeval History (1-11) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Creation (1-2) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Fall (3-4) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Flood (5-9) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Tower of Babel (10-11) </li></ul></ul>
  14. 18. Outline <ul><li>Four Great People (12-50) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Abraham </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Isaac </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jacob </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Joseph </li></ul></ul>
  15. 20. Lessons <ul><li>God created the universe (1:1). </li></ul><ul><li>Sin is breaking God’s law (2:17; 1 Jn. 3:4). </li></ul><ul><li>God keeps his promises (Gen. 12:1-3). </li></ul><ul><li>Marriage is a heterosexual, monogamous relationship (Gen. 2:24). </li></ul><ul><li>Providence works in mysterious, perplexing ways (Gen. 50:20). </li></ul>
  16. 21. Survey of the Old Testament Genesis