*CONTENT OUTLINE OF GENESIS*
*INTRODUCTION: THE BIG PICTURE*
• To reveal the origin and purpose of the universe, life, and humanity.
• To show the personal, relational, covenant-making nature of God.
• To record the early history of the Hebrew people.
• To begin revealing Jesus the Messiah.
1).* /God shapes the material universe in seven days./
*Creation of man (Gen.
2).* /God creates man and woman in His image./
*Fall of man (Gen.
3).* /Adam’s disobedience introduces sin into the race./
*The Flood (Gen.
/God judges sinful human society, destroying nearly all life on earth by a great Flood./
*The Abrahamic Covenant (Gen.
12; 15).* /God gives Abraham special and binding promises that affect his offspring and all mankind./
*Abraham’s trip to Canaan (Gen.
12).* /Abraham leaves his home at God’s command and goes to Canaan, the Promised Land./
*Jacob’s family moves to Egypt (Gen.
46).* /The Children of Israel settle in Egypt, where they will multiply in safety./
*THEOLOGICAL OUTLINE OF GENESIS*
| I. | CREATION | | 1–2 |
| | A. Of the Universe | 1 | |
| | B. Of Human Beings | 2 | |
| CHOICE AND CONSEQUENCES | | 3–11 |
| | A. Sin and Personal Consequences | 3–4 | |
| | B. Wickedness and Universal Consequences | 5–9 | |
| | C. Disobedience and International Consequences | 10–11 | |
| COVENANT OF PROMISE | | 12–50 |
| | A. Made with Abraham | 12–25 | |
| | B. Confirmed to Isaac | 26–27 | |
| | C. Confirmed to Jacob~/Israel | 28–36 | |
| | D. Worked out through Joseph | 37–50 | |
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| /The Days of Creation/ |
| Formation | Population |
| Day 1 light | Day 4 Lights |
| Day 2 Waters~/Expanse | Day 5 Fish~/Birds |
| Day 3 Land | Day 6 Animals~/People |
| *THE WONDERS OF GENESIS 1:1* |
| 1:1 Tells us what God did.
| 1:2–2:25 Tells us how he did it.
| *THIS IS A SUMMARIZATION STATEMENT* |
| “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”
| *IT IS ALSO A REFUTATION STATEMENT* |
| PHILOSOPHY REFUTED: | HOW REFUTED: |
| Atheism | There is a God |
| Polytheism | There is but one God |
| Pantheism | He creates all things |
| Evolutionism | He is apart from his creation |
| Materialism | Matter itself was created |
| Existentialism | There was a purpose to creation |
| /God’s Covenants with Mankind/ |
| Promise of ultimate victory | Genesis 3:15 |
| Noah | Genesis 9:8–17 |
| Abraham | Genesis 12:1–3; 13:14–17; 15:1–21; 17:1–14 |
| Moses | Exodus 20—Numbers 6; explained and elaborated throughout the Old Testament |
| David | 2 Samuel 7:8–17 |
| Christ | Jeremiah 31:31–34; Ezekiel 36:22–32; Hebrews 8:1–10:18; explained and elaborated throughout the New Testament |
| /Family Accounts in Genesis/ |
| 2:4 | The account of the heavens and the earth |
| 5:1 | The account of Adam |
| 6:9 | The account of Noah |
| 10:1 | The account of Shem, Ham, and Japheth |
| 11:10 | The account of Shem |
| 11:27 | The account of Terah |
| 25:12 | The account of Ishmael |
| 25:19 | The account of Isaac |
| 36:1 | The account of Esau |
| 37:2 | The account of Jacob |
| /Genealogies in Genesis/ |
| 5:1–9:29 | From Adam through Noah |
| 10:1–32 | Noah’s three sons: Shem, Ham, and Japheth |
| 11:10–26 | From Shem through Abram and his brothers, Nahor and Haran.
| 11:27–32 | From Terah through Abram in Haran |
| 25:12–18 | From Ishmael through his twelve tribes |
| 36:1–19 | From Esau through his sons, the chiefs of Edom |
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| /Abraham’s Family History/ |
| 12:1–25:11 | Life of Abraham |
| 25:12–28:9 | Lives of Abraham’s sons: Isaac and Ishmael |
| 28:10–49:33 | Lives of Isaac’s sons: Jacob and Esau |
| 28:10–36:43 | Jacob in Paddan Aram: birth of twelve sons |
| 37:1–49:33 | Jacob’s son Joseph in Egypt: preservation of Jacob’s family |
| 50:1-26 | The last years of Joseph in Egypt |
| /God’s Blessings to Abraham/ |
| 12:1–3 | Blessings promised |
| 12:7 | Land identified |
| 13:15–16 | Land and seed emphasized |
| 13:17–18 | Land surveyed |
| 15:5 | Seed reemphasized |
| 17:9–14 | The sign of the covenant |
| 17:15–21 | Seed reemphasized |
| 18:l0 | Seed reemphasized |
| 21:1–7 | Seed given |
| 22:1–18 | Certainty of the covenant reemphasized |
| /Victory through Conflict: Enmity between Satan’s and Eve’s Seed/ |
| Genesis 4:1-12 | Cain with Abel (cf. 1 John 3:10-12) |