3Relates the wilderness wanderings GenesisTraces the origins of God’s people from creation to EgyptExodusRelates God’s deliverance of Israel from Egypt and establishing His covenantLeviticusSets forth the Laws of worshipNumbersRelates the wilderness wanderingsDeuteronomyGives the Law to a new generation with special emphasis to those entering the land
5Events Predominant Creation Fall Flood Tower of Babel Genesis 1-11Genesis 12-50Events PredominantCreationFallFloodTower of BabelPeople PredominantAbrahamIsaacJacobJosephRace as a wholeFamily of AbrahamOver 2000 years250 years
6Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The “who” of creation.The work of creation.The “what” of creation.
7Genesis 1:1-2 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. And the earth was unformed and unfilled, and darkness was over the surface of the deep; and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters.
8Unformed Unfilled Day 1: Light Day 4: Light-bearers (sun, moon, stars) Day 2: Water & sky dividedDay 5: Fish & birds to fill water & skyDay 3: Dry land & vegetationDay 6: Land animals & manDay 7: Sabbath Rest
10The heavens and the earth are created in six days. Genesis 1Genesis 2The heavens and the earth are created in six days.Creation of the man and woman (no time element mentioned).Man in his cosmic settingMan as central to God’s purposePanorama of creation as a wholeDetailed focus on one aspect of creationCenters on God creating the heavens and the earthCenters on man as the crowning act of God’s creation
11Creation complete: Heavens & earth created; God finished His work (1-3) Man created: Formed from dust (4-9)Trees & Rivers in garden given names (9-14)
13Creation complete: Heavens & earth created; God finished His work (1-3) Man created: Formed from dust (4-9)Trees & Rivers in garden given names (9-14)Man assigned task of guarding & keeping the garden (15)Forbidden fruit (16-17)
14And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, "From any tree of the garden you may eat freely; 17 but from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat from it you shall surely die.“ (Genesis 2:16-17)
15Creation complete: Heavens & earth created; God finished His work (1-3) Man created: Formed from dust (4-9)Trees & Rivers in garden given names (9-14)Man assigned task of guarding & keeping the garden (15)Forbidden fruit (16-17)Man in need of a helper: not good to be alone (18)Animals in garden are given names (19-20)Woman created: Formed from rib (21-24)Creation complete: Man & woman naked & unashamed in presence of God (25)
16When the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was desirable to make one wise, she took from its fruit and ate; and she gave also to her husband with her, and he ate. (Genesis 3:6)
17What are the results from their actions of taking and eating the forbidden fruit?
18And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her seed; He shall bruise you on the head, and you shall bruise him on the heel. (Genesis 3:15)
19Seed of the SerpentSeed of the WomanCain & AbelHow is the Cain & Abel narrative related to the larger story of Genesis?
20Seed of the SerpentSeed of the WomanCainAbelAnd Adam had relations with his wife again; and she gave birth to a son, and named him Seth, for, she said, "God has appointed me another offspring in place of Abel; for Cain killed him." (Genesis 4:25).LamechLiterally,“another SEED”
21Seed of the SerpentSeed of the WomanCainAbel & SethEnochLamechNoahHamShemCanaanAbraham
22Genesis 5 Genesis 11 Adam Noah Noah Terah Ten Generations Three sonsThree sons
23Genesis 11:1-2Now the whole earth used the same language and the same words. 2 It came about as they journeyed east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar and settled there.
25Genesis 11:3-4They said to one another, “Come, let us make bricks and burn them thoroughly.” And they used brick for stone, and they used tar for mortar. 4 They said, “Come, let us build for ourselves a city, and a tower whose top will reach into heaven, and let us make for ourselves a name, otherwise we will be scattered abroad over the face of the whole earth.”
28Genesis 11:9Therefore its name was called Babel, because there the LORD confused the language of the whole earth; and from there the LORD scattered them abroad over the face of the whole earth.lb,B' Babel
29lb,B' ll;B' Genesis 11:9 Babel Balal Therefore its name was called Babel, because there the LORD confused the language of the whole earth; and from there the LORD scattered them abroad over the face of the whole earth.lb,B' Babelll;B' Balal
30Genesis 11:29-30And Abram and Nahor took wives for themselves. The name of Abram's wife was Sarai; and the name of Nahor's wife was Milcah, the daughter of Haran, the father of Milcah and Iscah. 30 And Sarai was barren; she had no child.
31Genesis 12:1-2 "Go forth from your country, And from your relatives 1 Now the LORD said to Abram,"Go forth from your country,And from your relativesAnd from your father's house,To the land which I will show you;2 And I will make you a great nation,And I will bless you,And make your name great;And so you shall be a blessing;
32Genesis 12:3 And I will bless those who bless you, And the one who curses you I will curse.And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.
33Haran ● ● Ur And Abram took Sarai his wife and Lot his nephew… …and they set out for the land of Canaan; thus they came to the land of Canaan. (Genesis 12:5).● Ur
34Genesis 12:7 Literally, “to your Seed” And the LORD appeared to Abram and said, "To your descendants I will give this land." So he built an altar there to the LORD who had appeared to him.Literally,“to your Seed”
35Genesis 12:7 Lot, the Nephew of Abram Eliezer of Damascus And the LORD appeared to Abram and said, "To your descendants I will give this land." So he built an altar there to the LORD who had appeared to him.Lot, the Nephew of AbramEliezer of DamascusThen behold, the word of the LORD came to him, saying, "This man will not be your heir; but one who shall come forth from your own body, he shall be your heir.“ (Genesis 15:4).
36Genesis 15 & The Covenant Ceremony So He said to him, "Bring Me a three year old heifer, and a three year old female goat, and a three year old ram, and a turtledove, and a young pigeon."10 Then he brought all these to Him and cut them in two, and laid each half opposite the other; but he did not cut the birds. (Genesis 15:9-10).
37Genesis 15 & The Covenant Ceremony And it came about when the sun had set, that it was very dark, and behold, there appeared a smoking oven and a flaming torch which passed between these pieces.On that day the LORD made a covenant with Abram… (Genesis 15:17-18).
38Quest for a Son Lot, the Nephew of Abram Eliezer of Damascus Ishmael Isaac – “Laughter”
39Abram called to Faith: Promise of a Seed (12:1-9) Sojourn in Egypt & Denial of Sarai (12:10-20)Lot separates from Abram (13)War on Sodom; Rescue of Lot by Abram (14)Covenant Ceremony; Animal sacrifice (15)Ishmael born (16)Covenant Sign; Circumcision (17)Destruction of Sodom; Rescue of Lot by Angels (18-19)Sojourn in Gerar & Denial of Sarah (20)Ishmael separates from Abram (21)Abraham’s Faith Tested: Blessing of the Seed (22)
40Abraham’s TestAnd Abraham called the name of that place The LORD Will Provide, as it is said to this day, "In the mount of the LORD it will be provided.” (Genesis 22:14).
41Seed of the SerpentSeed of the WomanAbrahamIshmaelIsaacEsauJacobWhose Seedare You?
42The Jacob Narrative His name: “Heel-grabber” The Birthright. The Blessing.Jacob’s Ladder.Sojourn in Haran.