Genesis

Author– Moses is not stated as the author in the book of Genesis but other verses in the Bible make reference to Moses as the author of the Pentateuch (the first five books of the Old Testament).

Date– Approximately 1445-1405 B.C.

Main Individuals
Adam and Eve- 1:26-5:5
Noah- 6:5-9:29
Abraham and Sarah- 12:1-25:8
Isaac and Rebekah- 21:1-35:29
Jacob- 25:21-50:14
Joseph- 30:22-50:26

God’s Character
Creator- 1:1-31
Faithful- 12:3,7; 26:3-4; 28:14; 32:9,12
Just- 18:25
Long-Suffering- 6:3
Loving- 24:12
Merciful- 19:16, 19
Omnipotent- 17:1
Powerful- 18:14
Provident- 8:22; 24:12-14, 48, 56; 28:20-21; 45:5-7; 48:15; 50:20
Truthful- 3:4-5; 24:27; 32:10
Wrathful- 7:21-23; 11:8; 19:24-25

Short Summary– God created everything including mankind.  Man sinned by being disobedient to God.  God’s plan for redemption began.  God made a covenant with Abraham.  Abraham’s descendants are God’s chosen people.

Creation- 1:1-2:25
Fall of Man- 3:1-24
The Flood- 6:1-9:29
Dispersion of Man- 11:1-9
Abraham- 12:1-25:8
Isaac- 21:1-35:29
Jacob- 25:21-50:14
Joseph- 30:22-50:26

Some Key Verses
1:1 “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”
1:27
2:3
2:24
3:15
5:24
6:19
7:11
9:1
9:16
12:1-3
15:6
17:21
17:24
19:28
21:5
22:13
22:16-17
25:19
25:23
32:28
35:11
37:3
37:5
37:28
39:1
41:41-42
50:20