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Read Genesis 1:1 – Genesis 4:26

Notable Verses:

  • And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel.
    (Genesis 3:15)
  • If you do what is right, will you not be accepted? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, but you must rule over it.
    (Genesis 4:7)

Main Ideas:

  • God created everything.
  • Sin is disobedience to God.
  • Satan lies to and opposes mankind.
  • God favors sincere generous offerings.

Interesting Concepts:

Genesis Audience: The story of creation was not written with the purpose of convincing nonbelievers since the target audience were already people of faith. The focus is on God and His power- not a scientific account of creation. (Hudson, 8)

Authentic Events: Even though Genesis was not written to convince nonbelievers of the existence of God as Creator, evidence supports that Genesis presents authentic events. For example, Abraham marrying his half-sister (Gen. 20:12) was prohibited under Mosaic law and it’s unlikely Jews of that era would make up offensive events just to preserve a story. (Holman Reference, 31)

Bible Words:

  • The word Bible comes from the Greek word biblos and means book.
  • The word Genesis means creation or origin.
  • The word testament means convenant.

And that concludes the summary of my in-depth Bible study.

Any thoughts? Feel free to share in the comment section! 🙂

*Rae


Sources

  • Holman Reference. The Ultimate Bible Guide. Nashville, TN: Holman Bible, 2016. Print.
  • Hudson, Christopher D. The 40-day Bible Adventure A Fascinating Journey to Understanding God’s Word. N.p.: Value, 2015. Print.
  • New Women’s Devotional Bible (NIV). Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2006. Print.
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