Genesis

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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The Creation of the World (Genesis 1:1 – 2:3) – the Bible describes the birth of earth and humans

The creation of the world “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.”  This simple but profound statement explains that out of nothing, God created everything. God created our world in six days.  The first three days involved acts of separation, progressing from large acts of separation to…
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Detailed outline of the Book of Genesis – creation, world history, history of the patriarchs

Genesis is the first book in the Pentateuch and although the author of Genesis is unknown, it is believed the same person wrote all five books of the Pentateuch. Jewish and Christian traditions attribute the Pentateuch to Moses who plays a key part in the narrative.  The source of the…
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