Genesis

The Separation of Abraham and Lot (Genesis 13:1 – 14:24)

The story of the separation of Abraham and Lot After God rescued Abraham’s wife from the Pharaoh’s harem, the Pharaoh rewarded Abraham with riches (or more accurately, paid him to leave Egypt and take God’s curses with him).  Abraham and his nephew Lot returned from Egypt very rich men with…
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Abraham’s journey to Egypt (Genesis 12:10 – 13:2)

Abraham's Trip to Egypt After God delivered Abraham to the land of Canaan, God tested Abraham’s faith once again - this time Abraham faltered.  While Abraham had lived in Canaan, a great famine spread across the country.  Very little rain fell and with little water for the crops, food became difficult to find. …
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Abraham and the land of Canaan (Genesis 11:27 – 12:9)

Abraham and the Land of Canaan Abraham descended from Shem, Noah’s son, and was Noah’s great, great, great, great, great, great, great grandson.  Before God changed Abraham’s name to Abraham, which means “father of a multitude (later we will see why God changed Abraham’s name) Abraham’s name was Abram which meant “high…
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Noah’s Sons and the Uncovering of Noah (Genesis 9:18 – 9:29)

Noah's Sons - Shem, Japheth, and Ham Noah had three sons, Shem, Japheth, and Ham (who had a son named Canaan who will become important to our story below).  In the ancient times, seeing your father naked was frowned upon.  It was considered disgraceful to the father.  “Honor thy father…
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Noah and the Ark – the Great Flood story, scientific evidence, and implications for mankind (Genesis 6:1 – 9:17)

Noah's Ark Several generations after Adam and Eve, God was saddened by the great evil he saw on Earth. His mercy came to an end - the people of Earth had to be held accountable their sinful actions. God planned to destroy all of his creations and rebuild the Earth from…
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From Adam to Noah – the genealogy of Adam (Genesis 5:1 – 5:32)

Genesis Chapter 5 lists the descendants of Adam through Noah and the Great Flood.  This is often called the Sethite list (in contrast to the Cainite list mentioned in Genesis 4:17). Below are the names recorded from Adam to Noah.  Included are misc. facts including their age at death and…
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