The magnificent beginning of the Bible tells the story of the creation of the universe through the cataclysmic flood. These stories have been told and retold for thousands of years. Today the challenge is understanding the way those timeless tales speak to our modern understanding of history and science.
The rest of Genesis is the “history” of those who came to understand one God. Abraham, his faith and struggle, is the story of every man. Although these tales are thought to have originated as folklore and then recorded and edited for centuries, they speak to our hearts today.
Abraham’s descendants’ adventures in the land we know as the Middle East and trials in Egypt inform us regarding the beliefs of our Jewish neighbors. These stories were part of Jesus’ childhood as they are today part of ours.
Pursue this study to understand more about the way these stories were recorded and included in scripture and to explore your own faith journey and access to the Bible.
Week 1: Introduction
Week 2: Creation
Week 3: The Garden of Eden
Week 4: The Flood
Week 5: The Call of Abraham
Week 6: Abraham and Isaac
Week 7: Jacob
Week 8: Joseph