I think it is important to have a general overview of the books before we begin them. Genesis is created from 11 documents written separately and then put together to be what we call the BOOK OF GENESIS. Genesis chapter 1 gives an “overview” of the Creation and then Genesis 2 rewinds and puts it under a microscope for detail.
Our agenda for the next 3 days is Genesis 1-11: The Creation, Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel, Noah, and the Tower of Babel. Have you read these before? Most have. (ask someone to join the read that maybe has never read them….that was me just a few years ago)
Don’t skim…read it like you have never read it before! (And yes, I am planning a Trivia Night again)
- Author: God (through Moses….he actually will be the author for the first 5 books)
- Setting: Middle East (you should have seen my face when I learned this!)
- Purpose: To record God’s creation of the world and His desire to have a people set apart to worship Him.
So let’s look at the map and see where it all begins (and ends). Oh my Stars!!