GENESIS

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CHAPTER 1

  1. God.
  2. a. Light. God divided the light from the darkness refers to either the separation of good and evil or it is literally a reference to day and night as is stated in verse 5. If the latter is the meaning then this is when days and nights were separated but there was no reference to actually time of the day, month, or year. This would come later when God creates the sun, the moon, and the stars (vs. 14). b. Firmament (sky) c. Dry land (earth) d. Stars, sun, and moon. e. All the sea animals and flying creatures. f. God created all living creatures, wild animals, and human beings.  g. Nothing (God rested on the seventh day).

CHAPTER 2

  1. a. The dust of the earth. b. All the wild animals and all the birds were formed out of the ground.
  2. Out of the rib of the man.
  3. In the Garden of Eden.

CHAPTER 3

  1. a. The tree of knowledge of good and evil. b. The serpent (Satan).
  2. a. He would crawl on his belly and eat dust. b. He would have to toil the ground. c. She would have painful births and be subject to man.
  3. To keep man out of the Garden of Eden.
  4. So man would not eat of it and live forever.

CHAPTER 4

1.      He did not honor God by his offering as Abel did. Abel gave of life and blood to receive righteousness from God. Cain’s gift was convenient and came from the ground which God had cursed.

  1. He killed him.
  2. He put a curse on him.
  3. That someone would find him and kill him. b. He would set a mark on him to protect him.
  4. Seth.

CHAPTER 5

  1. Enoch.
  2. Seth.
  3. Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

CHAPTER 6

  1. a. The angels. b. They took the daughters of men as wives.
  2. a. Man was very wicked and bent on evil. b. He was sorry he had made man.
  3. a. Noah. b. Build an ark.
  4. 300 cubits long (450 feet), 50 cubits wide (75 feet), 30 cubits high (45 feet).
  5. a. Seven each. A male and a female were taken of each kind. b. Only two each of the unclean. A male and a female.

CHAPTER 7

  1. 40 days.
  2. Eight people.
  3. In the seas.

CHAPTER 8

  1. The ark floated for 150 days and then came to rest on the Ararat mountains.
  2. It was about two and half months later when the tops of mountains appeared.
  3. In the first month of the next year the water was gone but the earth was not completely dry until the end of the next month.

CHAPTER 9

  1. The blood of that man or that beast would be required.
  2. A rainbow.
  3. a. He wanted his brothers to come see. b. His son would be a servant to his brethren.

CHAPTER 10

  1. Ham.

CHAPTER 11

  1. a. A city and a tower that would reach to the heavens. b. To make a name for themselves so they would not be scattered. c. Their actions exhibited pride and haughtiness and a defiance against the counsel of God. Therefore, He scattered them and gave them different languages.
  2. 292 years after the flood.
  3. Abram's nephew (son of his brother Haran).

CHAPTER 12

  1. a. To leave his father's house and country and go to a land He would show him. b. God would make a great nation from him.
  2. The land of Canaan.
  3. Because he took Abram's wife to his house.

CHAPTER 13

  1. a. There was not enough room for both of them. b. They decided to split up. c. Abram went to Canaan. d. Lot went to Sodom.

CHAPTER 14

  1. a. They were taken captive. b. He pursued and attacked their captors and brought them back.
  2. a. He gave a tithe to God. b. Melchizedek, king of Salem, priest of God Most High.
  3. a. Abram could keep the spoil and leave him the people. b. Abram declined the spoils lest the king of Sodom say he made Abram rich.

CHAPTER 15

  1. One of Abram's servants born in his own house (14:14).
  2. His descendants would be as the sand of the sea.
  3. a. They would be in bondage. b. Four hundred years.
  4. The land of Canaan as an inheritance.

CHAPTER 16

  1. a. Hagar, her servant. b. Sarai became despised in her eyes. c. She dealt harshly with Hagar who had to flee from her presence.
  2. God would multiply her son's descendants.
  3. Ishmael.

CHAPTER 17

  1. a. Abraham. b. Father of a multitude.
  2. Circumcision.
  3. a. Sarah b. Princess.
  4. A son.

CHAPTER 18

  1. a. Three men standing by him. b. They were angels of God. c. Lord.
  2. a. Sarah would have a son. b. She laughed.
  3. a. They were going to Sodom. b. They were to destroy the people and city of Sodom because they were very sinful. c. He worried that Lot who lived in Sodom would be killed also.

CHAPTER 19

  1. a. Two angels went to Sodom. b. Lot met them. c. Yes, he bowed down to them.
  2. The men of the city wanted to have relations with the men at Lot's house.
  3. They blinded them.
  4. a. God. b. Destroy the whole city including the people with fire and brimstone.
  5. They thought he was joking.
  6. To a little city called Zoar.
  7. a. She either missed what she left behind or was curious of what was happening. In any case she disobeyed God's instructions. b. She turned into a pillar of salt.
  8. a. Get him drunk and lay with him. b. To have children by Lot because no other men were around.
  9. The Moabites and the Ammonites.

CHAPTER 20

  1. He thought they would kill him for Sarah.
  2. God appeared to him in a dream.
  3. The wombs of the women opened and they were able to have children.

CHAPTER 21

  1. a. Isaac. b. Laughter.
  2. He scoffed at Isaac.
  3. She wanted him to cast them out.
  4. God would make him a great nation.
  5. They would show kindness to each other.

CHAPTER 22

  1. God wanted to test Abraham’s faith.
  2. Isaac carried his own wood for the sacrifice.
  3. Because he would not have withheld his son.
  4. A ram was provided.
  5. The seed of Abraham (which was Christ who would come later).
  6. a. Her father was Bethuel. b. He was Abraham's nephew.

CHAPTER 23

  1. a. Kirjath Arba (Hebron). b. The cave of Machpelah. c. The sons of Heth. d. Ham.

CHAPTER 24

  1. a. His oldest servant. b. To his father's house.
  2. a. Rebekah met him. b. If the woman from whom he asked for a drink also offered to give his camels a drink then he would know she was the one sent by God.
  3. She covered her face.
  4. Yes.

CHAPTER 25

  1. In the cave of Machpelah.
  2. Two nations were in her womb.
  3. a. Esau and Jacob. b. Hairy and deceitful.
  4. a. Esau. b. Because he ate of Esau's game he hunted.
  5. a. He traded his birthright for a meal. b. He gave up his right to the first blessings and inheritance due to the firstborn.

CHAPTER 26

  1. a. Isaac went to the land of the Philistines under King Abimelech of Gerar. b. His called her his sister. c. King Abimelech saw them together. d. He saw Isaac and Rebekah showing endearment to each other that brother and sister would not do. e. He confronted Isaac about his deceit to him.
  2. To depart from the land.
  3. a. Esau. b. He had taken wives from foreigners.

CHAPTER 27

  1. a. To hunt for and cook his favorite meal. b. She wanted Isaac’s blessing of Esau to be for Jacob. c. To deceive Isaac she disguised Jacob in Esau's clothes and put animal skins on his neck and hands to make him hairy. She cooked the meal for Isaac to eat.
  2. He would be blessed with abundance of the land and be master over his brethren.
  3. He would live by the sword and serve his brother.
  4. He resolved to kill Jacob.
  5. a. She had him go to her brother's house in Haran. b. She did not want Jacob to have a wife from the daughters of Heth (the land of Canaan).

CHAPTER 28

  1. a. The descendants of Ishmael. b. He wanted to please Isaac.
  2. a. He dreamed of a ladder going to heaven with angels ascending and descending on it. b. His descendants would be as the dust of the earth and all the families of the earth would be blessed. c. Bethel. d. House of God.

CHAPTER 29

  1. a. She was his mother's niece and his uncle's daughter. b. Shepherdess.
  2. He asked for Rachal as his wife.
  3. He gave him his elder daughter Leah first.
  4. a. Seven days later Rachal became his wife. b. He worked another seven years.
  5. Reuben - a son; Simeon - heard; Levi - attached; Judah - praise

CHAPTER 30

  1. a. Dan - judge; Naphtali - my wrestling b. Gad - fortune; Asher - happy
  2. a. Mandrakes b. They were used to help a woman conceive. c. Leah could lay with Jacob for the night and Rachal could receive the mandrakes.
  3. Issachar - wages; Zebulun - dwelling
  4. a. Dinah. b. Judgment.
  5. a. Joseph. b. He will add. c. In the fourteenth year of serving Laban.
  6. Laban was being blessed while Jacob was there.
  7. All the spotted and speckled sheep and lambs would be his when he finally left.
  8. a. Rods of green poplar, almond, and chestnut trees. b. In the water trough. c They came out streaked, speckled, and spotted and were stronger than Laban's.

CHAPTER 31

  1. God.
  2. a. His household idols. b. In the camel's saddle which she sat on. c. Rachal was with the manner of women at that time. (The saddle would be unclean).
  3. 20 years.
  4. His eldest would only be twelve. His first was born from Leah after his first seven years with Laban. Subtract the first year of Leah's pregnancy from the remaining 13 years of Jacob's time with Laban and we have 12 years since the first child was born.

CHAPTER 32

1.      In case Esau attacked him, some could escape.

2.      To appease Esau and offer peace.

3.      He believed he had wrestled with God. b. He wanted to be blessed by him. c. The muscle in his hip shrank causing him to walk with a limp.

4.      He had done the right things in all his adversities and had pleased God.

CHAPTER 33

  1. He loved them the most and gave them the most protection.
  2. He embraced him and wept.
  3. His people and his flock were weary.
  4. a. The city of Shechem. b. The children of Hamor Shechem's father.

CHAPTER 34

  1. a. He violated her. b. He wanted him to get Dinah as a wife for him.
  2. They were grieved and very angry.
  3. a. He proposed that they marry each other's daughters and dwell in the same land. b. All the men in the city must be circumcised.
  4. He told them that all of Jacob's livestock would become theirs once the families united.
  5. a. The brothers went into the city and killed all the males and took spoil. b. Jacob was not pleased with his sons and feared he and his family would be attacked by the people of the land.

CHAPTER 35

  1. The land of Canaan.
  2. a. Israel. b. One who struggles, prevails, or strives with God.
  3. a. She died giving birth. b. They were going to Ephrath (Bethlehem).
  4. a. Benjamin. b. Son of my right hand which is to convey strength and honor. c. She had two sons.
  5. Bilhah, his father's concubine and Rachal's maidservant.
  6. a. 180 years. b. Esau and Jacob buried their father.

CHAPTER 36

  1. The land of Canaan. b. Ishmael.
  2. Esau is the father of the Amalekites.

CHAPTER 37

1.      a. He was born in Jacob's old age. b. A tunic of many colors. c. No, they hated and envied him.

2.      They would bow down to Joseph and serve him.

3.      a. They plotted to kill him. b. Reuben. c. They sold him into slavery.

4.      He was taken to Egypt.

5.      The brothers told Jacob that Joseph was killed by a wild beast.

CHAPTER 38

  1. They were killed by God because one was wicked and the other displeased Him. b. Shelah his son.
  2. He had not given his son, Shelah, as a husband to Tamar. (She needed a child to carry on the name.)
  3. a. Two. They were twins. b. No.

CHAPTER 39

1.      a. Egypt. b. Potiphar, an officer of Pharoah. c. He became the overseer of all that Potiphar had.

2.      a. She wanted Joseph to lie with her. b. Joseph refused.

3.      a. She accused him of trying to lie with her. b. Joseph was put in prison. c. He soon was in charge of all the prisoners.

CHAPTER 40

  1. Pharaoh's chief butler and chief baker.
  2. a. In three days he would be released from prison, serving Pharaoh again. b. In three days he would be hung.
  3. Please mention Joseph and his innocence to Pharaoh.
  4. Yes, each dream came true.

CHAPTER 41

  1. a. Two years. b. Seven years of plenty and then seven years of famine in the land.
  2. a. Save up one-fifth of the produce in the years of plenty so there would be plenty in the time of famine. b. Joseph was put in charge.
  3. a. There was no one higher than Joseph under Pharaoh. b. Joseph was thirty years old. c. He was a slave fort thirteen years (see 37:2).

CHAPTER 42

  1. a. Benjamin. b. Lest some calamity befall him.
  2. Joseph was governor of the land.
  3. a. Yes. b. The brothers did not recognize Joseph.
  4. He accused them of being spies.
  5. a. He put them in prison. b. Three days. c. They believed they were being repaid for what they had done to their brother Joseph.
  6. Simeon stayed behind.
  7. a. They money bags were returned to the brothers. b. They wondered what God was doing to them and were afraid they would be called thieves.

CHAPTER 43

  1. After their grain ran out Jacob allowed them to return.
  2. The money for the first grain was sent with them. a gift offering, and Benjamin.
  3. They believed he would accuse them of taking the money for the first grain.
  4. He yearned for his brother and went into his chamber and cried.
  5. According to their ages and birthrights.
  6. He gave him more of everything.

CHAPTER 44

  1. His personal silver cup.
  2. a. He would make Benjamin his slave. b. They tore their clothes in anguish and despair when the cuo was found with Benjamin. Judah then pleaded with Joseph concerning Benjamin c. His father would die in sorrow if something happened to Benjamin.

CHAPTER 45

  1. The Hebrew word here is "bahal." It means to be disturbed, struck with fear, terrified. The brothers were probably now in fear of what Joseph would do to them.
  2. a. God had allowed all to happen to Joseph. b. Joseph would save his family from death and preserve their posterity.
  3. Pharaoh of Egypt.

CHAPTER 46

  1. a. God spoke to Jacob. b. God directed Jacob to go to Egypt for he will have many descendants there.
  2. The land of Goshen.
  3. There were seventy members of Jacob’s family at that time.

CHAPTER 47

  1. a. They traded their livestock. b. They sold their land to Joseph.
  2. Joseph had seventeen years longer to see his father Jacob.
  3. "Do not bury me in Egypt, but bury me with my fathers."

CHAPTER 48

  1. a. Manasseh and Ephraim. b. They became as his own sons.
  2. Ephraim, the youngest.
  3. One portion of inheritance above his brothers.

CHAPTER 49

  1. a. He would not excel. b. He had defiled his father's bed.
  2. They would be divided and scattered in Israel.
  3. He would receive praise from his brothers, they would bow down to him, and kingship would always be in his house.
  4. a. The cave of Machpelah in the land of Canaan. b. Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, Rebekah, and Leah are buried there.

CHAPTER 50

  1. They feared Joseph would repay them for their evil they did to him.
  2. Because he had already forgiven them. He was beyond doing what they feared. He would not take the place of God
  3. He wanted them to carry his bones out of Egypt.