INTRODUCTION: This is the first book of the Pentateuch, the five books of the law of Moses.

OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this chapter you should be able to:

  • Identify the author, date, type of book, and original audience of Genesis
  • Understand some of the cultural issues of the original hearers
  • Know the life stories of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph
  • Name some principles of application from this book
  • Take a Self-Test
Image via Wikimedia Commons This painting of scenes from Genesis inside the roof of a church is from about 1210 AD.

 

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