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
Introduction to the Course – Discussion Questions
- Where is the line between the Genesis stories we accept as non-historical ancient myth and those we read as historically plausible? Why do we draw the line where we do?
- How many different genres, or types of literature, are represented in Genesis? What might this tell us about the origins of the book?
- Why does Genesis hold such appeal for the modern reader? Is it simply because it comes first?
- How does the existence of multiple authors affect your understanding of Genesis as a sacred text?
- Think of the patriarchs in Genesis alongside mythical figures from other literature, such as King Arthur. What role does telling these stories have in society?
- What do you make of the role of myth in Genesis? How does considering it myth affect your interpretation?
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