Thursday, July 12, 2007

13 Facts About the Book of Genesis

1. There are 50 chapters.

2. The accepted author is Moses.

3. Genesis provides background regarding how everything began.

4. The word Genesis means “origin” or “beginning”. The English title is based on the name given by Greek translators.

5. The Greek name can be translated to mean “source” or “generation”.

6. The original title in Hebrew is Berephith and translates to “In the beginning”.

7. Genesis tells us how people were created and placed in a perfect environment.

8. Genesis also explains how sin began and how God would treat evil.

9. Want to know how nations began? Where language came from? How people divided work? The answers can all be found in Genesis.

10. God focuses on one family---Abraham’s and we learn how the Hebrew people began with stories including Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph.

11. Genesis reveals God’s glorious plan to build a kingdom of redeemed people.

12. The themes in Genesis are creation, death, flood, covenant, and providence.

13. Is Jesus mentioned in Genesis? Yes! When God commanded Abraham to sacrifice Isaac (22:8) we see a substitute being offered in the form of a ram just as Jesus acted as our substitute.

The picture with this post is a page from Genesis from the 10th-11th Century A.D.

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6 comments:

jenny® said...

wow! very informative. U see i studied in a Catholic school and always has a religion subject but didn't know all about this at all...thanks for sharing the facts! great TT list...mine's up, hopr you could visit!

L^2 said...

Great educational list. Thanks for visiting mine. Happy TT! :-)

Cindy Swanson said...

Great list and great blog, Elisheva! It's nice to see a blog devoted to the Bible.

By the way, my daughter's name is Elizabeth, so I know that Elisheva is Hebrew for Elizabeth. :)

Stop by my TT when you get a moment.

Barbara H. said...

This is a great list! Even people who believe the Bible can neglect the OT, but Genesis in particular is foundational.

Lazy Daisy said...

Well done. Very informative and factual.

Mayogi said...

Wow! This is an interesting list. Very informative! Thanks for posting!

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