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Why did Joseph’s brothers resent him so much? (37:4)

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QUOTES THAT ARE HELPFUL (Please add to the list and discuss other quotations meaningful to you.)

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Where is Abel thy brother? And he said, I know not: Am I my brother’s keeper (4:9)

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Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord. (6:8)

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UNIQUE FACTORS Genesis quickly introduces the concept of one God in multiple persons, a concept later called the Trinity: “God said, let us make man in our image, after our likeness” (1:26 emphasis added). Also early on, God gives a hint of Jesus future suffering and victory when He curses the serpent for deceiving Eve: “I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel (3:15).

INSPIRATIONAL THOUGHTS 1. Genesis answers the great question “where did I come from? “Knowing the answer can give us meaning in a world that’s otherwise hard to figure out.

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by The Rev’d S. Sebastian Campbell


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Genesis

Why did God choose Abraham as the father of “the chosen people”? (15:6)

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Traditionally Attributed to Moses

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Date:

Moses lived around the 1400’s BCE, but the events of Genesis date to the very beginning of time.

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The book in a nutshell:

God is creator and chooses a special people.

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Why did God ask Abraham to sacrifice Isaac? (22:2). See also (22:12) (Note:…….pls. include)

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Genesis means beginning. It never explains God; it simply assumes His existence: “In the beginning, God….” (1:1) Chapters 1 and 2 describe how God created the universe and everything in it simply by speaking: “God said…and it was so” (1:6-7, 9, 11, 14-15).

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Humans, however, received special handling, as “God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life,” (2:7), Woman was crafted from a rib of man. Those first two people, Adam and Eve, live in perfection but ruined paradise by disobeying God at the urging of a ‘subtle’ (crafty, 3:1) serpent. Sin throws humans into a moral free fall as the world’s first childCain-murders his brother Abel. People become so bad that God decides to flood the entire planet, saving only the righteous Noah, his family, and an ark (boat) full of animals. After the earth re-populates, God chooses a man named Abram as patriarch of a specially blessed people, later called “Israel” after an alternative name of Abram’s grandson Jacob. Genesis ends with Jacob’s son Joseph, by a miraculous chain of events, ruling in Egypt- setting up the events of the following book of Exodus.

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Why did God favour Jacob over Esau? (25:23) Note: The bible is not clear on this. We must rest in the confidence that God chooses what He will and whomsoever He wills. God chooses to use whom he wants for His purpose. These purposes might not always make sense to us, but we don’t have to understand-only submit to his will.

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What’s the point of Jacob’s dream of a stairway of angels? (28:12).

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God always desired to live in close relationship with humankind. What do we learn from Ch. 3 about this?

QUIZ 3 1.

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a) b) c) d)

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Who said, “Am I my brother’s keeper?”

Why did people in the bible live so long? (Ch. 5) (Note Adam died at age 930, Methuselah lived until the age of 969).

Which of the following were tribes of Israel? a) b) c) d)

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Jacob James Cain Miriam

Asher, Dan, Gad Issachar, Moses, Naphtali Abraham, Judah, Benjamin All of the above

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a) b) c) d)

Why did God use a rainbow as a sign of the covenant with Noah? (9:13).

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Who was Melchizedek (14:18).

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What is so significant about Genesis Ch. 12?

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Mt. Sinai Ararat Mt. of Olives Mount Zion

Who killed Abel? a) b) c) d)

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Canaanites The Chosen People Hebrews Children of Israel

In what mountain did Noah’s ark rest after the flood? a) b) c) d)

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Which of the following is not another name for the Israelites?

Adam The Serpent Cain None of the above

What happened in the story of Babel? a) b) c) d)

God confused the languages of the people The Lord sent fire from heaven Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed The tower fell down

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What happened to Sodom and Gomorrah? a) b) c) d)

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Their walls fell down They were destroyed by fire They were destroyed in an earthquake They were captured by King David

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a) b) c) d)

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Israel Greece Babylon Egypt

What insights for marriage are there in Ch. 2:18-25?

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Leah and Rachel were:

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Sisters Wives of David Naomi’s daughter in law Married twin brothers, Esau and Jacob

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Who dreamed of a ladder stretching up to heaven, with angels ascending and descending? a) b) c) d)

Jacob Joseph Job Pharaoh

Where was the Garden of Eden? (2:8-14) (Don’t know for sure, but Bible seems to locate it near the conjunction of the rivers Tigris and Euphrates. The fertile crescent in Iraq.)

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EXPLORATION 1.

Why did God need to rest on the 7th day of creation? (2:2) (God did not need to rest as if from exhaustion. The Bible only says He rested.)

In which country was Joseph first a slave and later a prime minister?

a) b) c) d) 10.

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What is meant by being made in God’s image? (1:26) (We are not replicas of God, but we do share common characteristics. Like God we are spiritual, rational, emotional, moral etc., we’ve dignity and purpose and we experience bonds of personal relationships.)

Where did moral rules come from? (2:17)

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What is the importance of marriage? (2: 18-24)

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