Genesis Bible Study
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We hope you find something here helpful and invigorating for your own spiritual journey as you read and reflect upon the book of Genesis (1-11), perhaps from a new perspective.
The Course of Study
Headings in green are now available. Others will be added as soon as they are ready.
Creation 1b: God and Humanity (Lesson 4, 1:25-2:4)
Creation 2: Human Freedom and Boundaries (Lesson 5, 2:4-25)
The Human Condition: Across the Boundary (Lesson 6, 3:1-24)
The Mark of Cain: Alienation and Grace (Lesson 7, 4:1-16)
Living East of Eden (Lesson 8, 4:17-5:32)
Noah: Chaos and the Grief of God (Lesson 9, 6:1-8:20)
God's Commitment to His World (Lesson 10, 8:21-9:17)
Babel and Barrenness (Lesson 11, 10:1-11:32)
Reflection: Hearing Genesis in the Modern World (Lesson 12)
The studies themselves are not intended to be comprehensive or complete commentaries on the biblical passages, but rather a survey of the basic story line, a brief analysis on the features of the text that serve to communicate its message, and a summary of the theological communication of the passages as a basis for further reflection. That means that there will be a lot of interesting details of the biblical narratives that will not be directly considered.
There are several articles that are available as background and additional reading for the Bible Study:
Three Triads of Biblical Interpretation (Graphic for "Guidelines")
Worldview Comparisons (Graphic for "Speaking the Language of Canaan")