Thursday, September 24, 2009


We are one class away from completing our Wednesday evening class on reading the bible with Jesus. We are looking at Torah: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy.

Here is a quick look at Genesis. The book is often read for it's account of creation or the story of Noah. But it is really is a book about a covenant. God and Abraham enter into a covenant, an everlasting covenant. The promise associated with the covenant includes descendants and land (Canaan). Here then is the basic structure of this Genesis six-pack:
  1. Creation (Adam/Eve)
  2. Flood (Noah)
  3. Abraham (covenant)
  4. Isaac
  5. Jacob
  6. Joseph
When the book of Genesis ends, the descendant of the promise are enslaved in Egypt. The sequel is Exodus.

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