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The Book of GENESIS. In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Genesis 1:1 By Luke Lim. Making of Genesis(a) Genesis. Genesis The first of the First Five books of Scripture(Torah, Pentateuch), the five books of Moses

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the book of genesis

The Book of GENESIS

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Genesis 1:1

By Luke Lim

making of genesis a genesis
Making of Genesis(a)Genesis
  • Genesis
    • The first of the First Five books of Scripture(Torah, Pentateuch), the five books of Moses
    • The Book of Beginnings: universe, life, human being, sin, death, faith—answers to these fundamentals of our lives.
  • Author:Moses(Exodus 17:14; Deut 31:24-26)
  • Theme: g-1
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Making of Genesis(b)Genesis
  • Date of writing : During his stay in Egypt or Median(before 1445 B.C.) or soon after the Exodus(after 1445 B.C.)
  • Dates of Genesis 12-50
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ContentGenesis 6
  • Creation of Heaven and Earth(1-2:25)
  • The fall of man(3:1-4:26)
  • The Flood(6:1-9:29)
  • Birth of Nations(10:1-11:32)
  • Patriarchs(12-50)
creation of universe
Creation of Universe
  • Creation of Universe(1:1-2)
    • God, the creator:
    • Transcendent(excels above all)
    • Omnipotent: all powerful
    • Challenges--polytheism, agnostics, pantheism,
making of universe 1
Making of Universe 1
  • Genesis 1:3-2:3
  • Life, light, order, peace and harmony
    • Omnipresent
    • Eternal: timeless
    • Infinite: unlimited
    • omnipotent
  • Challenges: evolution
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Making of Universe-2a
  • Making of the Garden of Eden(2:4-25)
    • Man and woman, the utmost joy of God in creation
    • Steward of God’s creation
    • Place of utmost peace and happiness for man
  • Character: God of love, God of Holiness, goodness, personal, will and providence
making of universe 2b
Making of universe 2b
  • Character of man/family
    • Creation by the will and purpose of God
    • Of spirit and body: distinct from all other creature
    • Carries the image of God
    • Family
    • Man and woman –created equally
the fall of man
The fall of man
  • Tree of Knowledge of good and evil
  • Disobedience/unthankfulness—disputed God’s wisdom, justice, truth : the root of sin and fall
  • God’s judgment on disobedience---death
  • Cain and Abel--a practical outcome of such judgment
  • Gen 6:1-9:29
  • Proliferation of Man’s sin and Judgment of God
  • Noah and His ark—hope of God, hope of salvation
  • New order of creation
birth of nations
Birth of Nations
  • Genesis 10:1-11:32
  • Birth of many nations and their dispersion
  • Genealogy of Hope: Genealogy to Abram
patriarchs i
Patriarchs I
  • Abraham(21:1-25:18)
  • Isaac(25:19-26:35)
  • Jacob(27:1-37:2a)
  • Joseph(37:2b-50:26)
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  • Abraham, Father of Israel(21:1-25:18)
    • Establish faith that God requires by
      • Test of Obedience
      • Test of Values
      • Test of love and Loyalty
      • Test of faith
    • God’s promise is originated, anchored in him
    • Seal of faith and seal of promise
patriarch iii
Patriarch III
  • Isaac(25:19-26:35)
    • God establish Isaac’s family(23:1-24:67)
    • Distress in transmission of Blessing(25:19-34)
    • Test of faith and God’s Blessing in Isaac’s family(26:1-35)
patriarch iv
Patriarch IV
  • Jacob(27:1-37:2a)
    • Personal encounter with God and receiving God’s promise (27:1-28:22)
    • Jacob’s Marriage (29:1-30:24)
    • Jacob’s struggle for blessing(30:25-31:55)
    • New Beginning of Jacob’s faith(32:12-33:20)
    • Reaffirmation of God’s promise(34-35)
    • Esau, a twin without God’s promise(36-37:1a)
patriarch v
Patriarch V
  • Joseph(37:2b-50:26)
    • Joseph, a flickering light of God, among sinful brothers(37:2b-36)
    • Judah, a man of sin (38)
    • Joseph’s righteousness in distress(39)
    • God’s sovereign will in Joseph(40-41:57)
    • Saving of Israel(42-50:26)