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  • The Torah

  • TorahHebrew: Law, InstructionPentateuchGreek: Five-Part Book

  • NumbersRelates the wilderness wanderingsDeuteronomyGives the Law to a new generation with special emphasis to those entering the landGenesisTraces the origins of Gods people from creation to EgyptExodusRelates Gods deliverance of Israel from Egypt and establishing His covenantLeviticusSets forth the Laws of worship

  • GenesisThe Book of Beginnings

  • Genesis 1-11Events Predominant Creation Fall Flood Tower of BabelGenesis 12-50People Predominant Abraham Isaac Jacob JosephRace as a wholeFamily of AbrahamOver 2000 years250 years

  • Genesis 1:1-2In 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.

  • UnformedUnfilledDay 1: LightDay 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

  • Why are there two separate accounts of creation?

  • Genesis 1The heavens and the earth are created in six days.Genesis 2Creation of the man and woman (no time element mentioned).Man in his cosmic settingMan as central to Gods 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 Gods creation

  • Creation 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)

  • Creation 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)

  • And 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)

  • Creation 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)

  • When 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)

  • What are the results from their actions of taking and eating the forbidden fruit?

  • And 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)

  • Seed of the WomanSeed of the SerpentCain & AbelHow is the Cain & Abel narrative related to the larger story of Genesis?

  • And 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).Seed of the WomanSeed of the SerpentAbelCainLamechLiterally, another SEED

  • Seed of the WomanSeed of the SerpentAbel & SethCainLamechEnochNoahShemHamAbrahamCanaan

  • Genesis 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.

  • Genesis 12:1-21 Now the LORD said to Abram,"Go forth from your country, And from your relatives And 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;

  • Genesis 12:3And 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.

  • UrHaran And Abram took Sarai his wife and Lot his nephewand they set out for the land of Canaan; thus they came to the land of Canaan. (Genesis 12:5).

  • Genesis 12:7And 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

  • Genesis 12:7And 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 Abram Eliezer 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).

  • Genesis 15 &The Covenant CeremonySo 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).

  • Genesis 15 &The Covenant CeremonyAnd 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).

  • Quest for a Son Lot, the Nephew of Abram Eliezer of Damascus Ishmael Isaac Laughter

  • Abram 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)Abrahams Faith Tested: Blessing of the Seed (22)

  • Abrahams 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).

  • Seed of the WomanSeed of the SerpentIshmaelIsaacAbrahamJacobEsauWhose Seedare You?

  • The Jacob NarrativeHis name: Heel-grabberThe Birthright.The Blessing.Jacobs Ladder.Sojourn in Haran.

  • Haran

  • The Jacob NarrativeHis name: Heel-grabberThe Birthright.The Blessing.Jacobs Ladder.Sojourn in Haran.The Esau Incident

  • The Joseph StoryA problem of favoritismDeception with garments and a goatDeparture from the landEgypt in the days of JosephJosephs ImprisonmentJosephs ExaltationIsraels Entrance into Egypt

  • Genesis 50:20And as for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good in order to bring about this present result, to preserve many people alive.

  • Exodus - Deuteronomy John Stevenson, 2009

  • Begins with all of humanity in viewExodusBegins with all the Israelites in viewEventually focuses on one manAbraham and his familyEventually focuses on one manMoses and his familyAbraham has two siblings: Nahor & HaranMoses has two siblings: Aaron & MiriamAbraham called to leave and travel to a foreign landMoses forced to leave and travel to a foreign landGenesis

  • Old TestamentEXODUSNew TestamentCROSS

  • Exodus Exodus from Egypt: 10 Plagues Giving of the Law: 10 Commandments Building the Tabernacle: 10 ItemsThe Presenceof the LordI Am

  • EgyptThe Nile River

  • Suspicions against IsraelitesForeignersShepherdsGoshenReligious differences

  • The Early Career of MosesBirth & InfancyEducation (Acts 7:22)The Decision of Moses (Acts 7:23; Hebrews 11:24-26)Murder (Exodus 2:11-12; Acts 7:25)Flight to Midian

  • EGYPTMIDIAN

  • Exodus 7:2-3You shall speak all that I command you, and your brother Aaron shall speak to Pharaoh that he let the sons of Israel go out of his land. 3 But I will harden Pharaoh's heart that I may multiply My signs and My wonders in the land of Egypt.

  • For Christ our Passover also has been sacrificed (1 Corinthians 5:7)In what ways does Jesus fulfill the idea of the Passover?

  • Exodus 13:18Hence God led the people around by the way of the wilderness to the Red Sea; and the sons of Israel went up in martial array from the land of Egypt.

  • EGYPT

  • SuccothFor Pharaoh will say of the sons of Israel, They are wandering aimlessly in the land; the wilderness has shut them in.(Exodus 14:3)

  • he took six hundred select chariots, and all the other chariots of Egypt with officers over all of them (Exodus 14:7)

  • Exodus 14:21-22Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the LORD swept the sea back by a strong east wind all night and turned the sea into dry land, so the waters were divided. 22 The sons of Israel went through the midst of the sea on the dry land, and the waters were like a wall to them on their right hand and on their left.

  • Exodus 19:5-6 Now then, if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be My own possession among all the peoples, for all the earth is Mine; 6 and you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation. These are the words that you shall speak to the sons of Israel.

  • The Ten CommandmentsThey are

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