Genesis is the book of beginnings. It provides a dramatic account of our human origins, the intrusion of sin and its catastrophic effects, and God’s plan to bless the nations.

CHAPTERS: 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 4950

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AUTHOR. Both Scripture and tradition attribute Genesis to Moses. This was enough to satisfy most people in the synagogue and the church.

But in modern days, critical scholars insist that Genesis was compiled from various sources. This seems to be the product of rationalistic skepticism.

PURPOSE. The Book of Genesis supplies the historical basis for God’s covenant with his people.

The Most High God selected them from the nations, and consecrated to his service. This was especially seen in the divine covenant with Abraham.




Genesis 1:1-31. The Creation

Genesis 2:1-3. The Creation, concluded


Genesis 2:4-25. The man and the woman in Eden

Genesis 3:1-5. Satan tempts them to sin

Genesis 3:6. They fall into sin

Genesis 3:7-24. The effects of sin

Genesis 4:1-16. Cain murders Abel

Genesis 4:17-24. The descendants of Cain

Genesis 4:25-26. The birth of Seth


Genesis 5:1-32. The lineage from Adam to Noah

Genesis 6:1-4. The emergence of the Nephilim

Genesis 6:5-8. God will destroy humans with a Flood


Genesis 6:9-12. Introduction of Noah

Genesis 6:13-22. Noah prepares for the Flood

Genesis 7:1-5. Noah prepares for the Flood, continued

Genesis 7:6-24. The Flood covers the whole world

Genesis 8:1-19. The Flood recedes

Genesis 8:20-22. The LORD God’s promise to Noah

Genesis 9:1-17. The Covenant with Noah

Genesis 9:18-29. The sons of Noah


Genesis 10:1-32. The nations that descended from Noah

Genesis 11:1-9. The Tower of Babel


Genesis 11:10-26. The line of descent from Shem to Abraham


Genesis 11:27-32. The family of Terah

Genesis 12:1-9. The call of Abram

Genesis 12:10-20. Abram and Sarai in Egypt

Genesis 13:1-18. Abram and Lot part ways

Genesis 14. Abram rescues Lot

Genesis 14. Melchizedek blesses Abram

Genesis 15:1-21. The LORD God’s covenant with Abram

Genesis 16:1-16. The birth of Ishmael

Genesis 17:1-8. Abram is renamed as Abraham

Genesis 17:9-14. The mark of the covenant

Genesis 17:15-27. Sarai is renamed as Sarah

Genesis 18:1-15. Abraham’s three visitors

Genesis 18:16-33. Abraham intercedes for Sodom

Genesis 19:1-11. The depravity of  Sodom

Genesis 19:12-29. The destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah

Genesis 19:30-38. The origin of Moab and Ammon

Genesis 20:1-2. Abraham and Sarah at Gerar

Genesis 20:3-6. The LORD God appears in a dream

Genesis 20:7-16. Abraham ministers as a prophet

Genesis 20:17-18. Abraham administers healing

Genesis 21:1-7. The Birth of Isaac

Genesis 21:8-21. Hagar and Ismael are Sent Away

Genesis 21:22-34. Abraham’s Covenant with Abimelech

Genesis 22:1-19. The command to sacrifice Isaac

Genesis 22:20-24. Nahor’s descendents

Genesis 23:1-19. Sarah’s death and burial

Genesis 24:1-67. The marriage of Isaac and Rebecca

Genesis 25:1-6. Abraham marries Keturah

Genesis 25:7-11. The death of Abraham


Genesis 25:12-18. Ishmael’s descendents


Genesis 25:19-26. The births of Esau and Jacob

Genesis 25:27-34. Esau sells his birthright

Genesis 26:1-11. Isaac and Abimelech

Genesis 26:12-33. Conflict over water rights

Genesis 26:34-35. Esau’s Hittite Wives

Genesis 27:1-29. Jacob steals Esau’s blessing

Genesis 27:30-40. Esau’s lost blessing

Genesis 27:41-46. Jacob flees Esau’s wrath

Genesis 28:1-5. Jacob flees Esau’s wrath, continued

Genesis 28:6-9. Esau marries Ishmael’s daughter

Genesis 28:10-22. Jacob’s dream

Genesis 29:1-14. Jacob meets Rachel

Genesis 29:15-30. Jacob marries Leah and Rachel

Genesis 29:31-35. Jacob’s many children

Genesis 30:1-24. Jacob’s eight children

Genesis 30:25-43. Jacob prospers at Laban’s expense

Genesis 31:1-21. Jacob flees from Laban

Genesis 31:22-42. Laban pursues Jacob

Genesis 31:43-55. Jacob and Laban make a covenant

Genesis 32:1-2. Jacob and Laban make a covenant, continued

Genesis 32:3-21. Jacob sends gifts to Esau

Genesis 32:22-32. Jacob wrestles with God

Genesis 33:1-1-17. Jacob and Esau make peace

Genesis 33:18-20. Jacob reaches Shechem

Genesis 34:1-24. Prince Shechem rapes Dinah

Genesis 34:25-31. Dinah’s brothers avenge their sister

Genesis 35:1-15. Jacob returns to Bethel

Genesis 35:16-27. Rachel dies

Genesis 35:28-29. Isaac dies


Genesis 36:1-14. Esau’s wives and descendents

Genesis 36:15-30. Clans and kingdoms of Edom

Genesis 36:31-43. Rulers of Edom


Genesis 37:1-20. Joseph has dreams of greatness

Genesis 37:23-36. Joseph is sold into slavery by his own brothers

Genesis 38:1-7. Judah marries Shua

Genesis 38:8-11. Onan refuses the rights of a widow

Genesis 38:12-23. Judah has sex with a prostitute

Genesis 38:24-30. Judah wants a woman to be burned alive

Genesis 39:1-19. Joseph is a slave in the house of Potiphar

Genesis 39:20-23. Joseph is thrown in prison

Genesis 40:1-23. Joseph interprets two dreams

Genesis 41:1-36. Joseph interprets Pharaoh’s dream

Genesis 41:37-57. Joseph is made the governor of Egypt

Genesis 42:1-25. Joseph’s brothers go to Egypt

Genesis 42:26-38. Joseph’s brothers return to Canaan

Genesis 43:1-34. Their second journey to Egypt

Genesis 44:1-17. Joseph Detains Benjamin

Genesis 44:18-34. Judah Pleads for Benjamin’s Release

Genesis 45:1-15. Joseph reveals his true identity

Genesis 45:16-28. Pharaoh invites Jacob to Egypt

Genesis 46:1-27. Jacob brings his clan to Egypt

Genesis 46:28-34. They settle in Goshen

Genesis 47:1-12. Jacob’s clan settles in Goshen, continued

Genesis 47:13-26. There is a terrible famine

Genesis 47:27-31. Jacob prepares to die

Genesis 48:1-22. Jacob blesses Joseph’s sons

Genesis 49:1-27. Jacob’s final words

Genesis 49:28-33. Jacob dies

Genesis 50:1-14. Egypt mourns Jacob

Genesis 50:15-21. Joseph speaks kindly to his despicable brothers

Genesis 50:22-26. Joseph passes away



Genesis 1:27. God created man in his own image. In God’s image he created him; male and female he created them.

Genesis 12:2. I will make of you a great nation. I will bless you and make your name great. You will be a blessing.

Genesis 12:3. I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you. (NIV translation)

Genesis 15:1. After these things the LORD’s word came to Abram in a vision, saying, “Don’t be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your exceedingly great reward.”

Genesis 15:6. He believed in the LORD, who credited it to him for righteousness.

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CHAPTERS: 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 4950

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