Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-11-2013

Keywords

Genesis, Bible Commentary

Abstract

  1. Introduction to Genesis 1-11
  2. God Creates the World (Genesis 1:1-2:3)
    • God works to create the world (Genesis 1:1-25)
      • God brings the material world into being (Genesis 1:1-2)
      • God’s creation takes work (Genesis 1:3-25; 2:7)
      • Creation is of God, but is not identical with God (Genesis 1:11)
      • God sees that his work is good (Genesis 1:4, 10, 12, 18, 21, 25, 31)
    • God works relationally (Genesis 1:26a)
    • God limits his work (Genesis 2:1-3)
  3. God Creates and Equips People to Work (Genesis 1:26-2:25)
    • People are created in God's image (Genesis 1:26, 27; 5:1)
    • Dominion (Genesis 1:26; 2:5)
    • Relationships (Genesis 1:27; 2:18, 21-25)
    • Fruitfulness/Growth (Genesis 1:28; 2:15, 19-20)
    • Provision (Genesis 1:29-30; 2:8-14)
    • Limits (Genesis 2:3; 2:17)
    • The work of the “creation mandate” (Genesis 1:28, 2:15)
  4. People Fall into Sin in Work (Genesis 3:1-24)
  5. People Work in a Fallen Creation (Genesis 4-8)
    • The first murder (Genesis 4:1-25)
    • God says "enough!" and creates a new world (Genesis 6:9-8:19)
  6. God Works to Keep His Promise (Genesis 9-11)
    • God’s Covenant with Noah (Genesis 9:1-19)
    • Noah’s Fall (Genesis 9:20-29)
    • Noah's descendants and the Tower of Babel (Genesis 10:1-11:32)
  7. Conclusions from Genesis 1-11

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