- 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
- a. The dust of the earth. b.
All the wild animals and all the birds were formed out of the ground.
- Out of the rib of the man.
- In the Garden of Eden.
- a. The tree of knowledge of
good and evil. b. The serpent (Satan).
- 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.
- To keep man out of the
Garden of Eden.
- So man would not eat of it
and live forever.
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.
- He killed him.
- He put a curse on him.
- That someone would find him
and kill him. b. He would set a mark on him to protect him.
- Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
- a. The angels. b. They took
the daughters of men as wives.
- a. Man was very wicked and
bent on evil. b. He was sorry he had made man.
- a. Noah. b. Build an ark.
- 300 cubits long (450 feet),
50 cubits wide (75 feet), 30 cubits high (45 feet).
- 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.
- 40 days.
- Eight people.
- In the seas.
- The ark floated for 150 days
and then came to rest on the Ararat mountains.
- It was about two and half
months later when the tops of mountains appeared.
- 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.
- The blood of that man or
that beast would be required.
- A rainbow.
- a. He wanted his brothers to
come see. b. His son would be a servant to his brethren.
- 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.
- 292 years after the flood.
- Abram's nephew (son of his
- 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.
- The land of Canaan.
- Because he took Abram's
wife to his house.
- 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.
- a. They were taken captive.
b. He pursued and attacked their captors and brought them back.
- a. He gave a tithe to God.
b. Melchizedek, king of Salem,
priest of God Most High.
- a. Abram could keep the
spoil and leave him the people. b. Abram declined the spoils lest the king
say he made Abram rich.
- One of Abram's servants
born in his own house (14:14).
- His descendants would be as
the sand of the sea.
- a. They would be in
bondage. b. Four hundred years.
- The land of Canaan
as an inheritance.
- a. Hagar, her servant. b.
Sarai became despised in her eyes. c. She dealt harshly with Hagar who had
to flee from her presence.
- God would multiply her
- a. Abraham. b. Father of a
- a. Sarah b. Princess.
- A son.
- a. Three men standing by
him. b. They were angels of God. c. Lord.
- a. Sarah would have a son.
b. She laughed.
- 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
- a. Two angels went to Sodom. b. Lot met them. c. Yes, he bowed down to them.
- The men of the city wanted
to have relations with the men at Lot's
- They blinded them.
- a. God. b. Destroy the
whole city including the people with fire and brimstone.
- They thought he was joking.
- To a little city called Zoar.
- 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.
- a. Get him drunk and lay
with him. b. To have children by Lot
because no other men were around.
- The Moabites and the
- He thought they would kill
him for Sarah.
- God appeared to him in a
- The wombs of the women
opened and they were able to have children.
- a. Isaac. b. Laughter.
- He scoffed at Isaac.
- She wanted him to cast them
- God would make him a great nation.
- They would show kindness to
- God wanted to test
- Isaac carried his own wood
for the sacrifice.
- Because he would not have
withheld his son.
- A ram was provided.
- The seed of Abraham (which
was Christ who would come later).
- a. Her father was Bethuel. b. He was Abraham's nephew.
- a. Kirjath Arba (Hebron). b. The cave of Machpelah. c. The sons of Heth. d. Ham.
- a. His oldest servant. b. To his father's house.
- 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.
- She covered her face.
- In the cave of Machpelah.
- Two nations were in her
- a. Esau and Jacob. b. Hairy
- a. Esau. b. Because he ate
of Esau's game he hunted.
- a. He traded his birthright
for a meal. b. He gave up his right to the first blessings and inheritance
due to the firstborn.
- 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.
- To depart from the land.
- a. Esau. b. He had taken
wives from foreigners.
- 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.
- He would be blessed with
abundance of the land and be master over his brethren.
- He would live by the sword
and serve his brother.
- He resolved to kill Jacob.
- 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
- a. The descendants of
Ishmael. b. He wanted to please Isaac.
- 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.
- a. She was his mother's
niece and his uncle's daughter. b. Shepherdess.
- He asked for Rachal as his
- He gave him his elder
daughter Leah first.
Seven days later Rachal became his wife. b. He worked another seven years.
- Reuben - a son; Simeon -
heard; Levi - attached; Judah
- a. Dan - judge; Naphtali -
my wrestling b. Gad - fortune; Asher - happy
- 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.
- Issachar - wages; Zebulun - dwelling
- a. Dinah. b. Judgment.
- a. Joseph. b. He will add. c. In the fourteenth year of serving Laban.
- Laban was being blessed
while Jacob was there.
- All the spotted and
speckled sheep and lambs would be his when he finally left.
- 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.
- 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).
- 20 years.
- 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.
In case Esau attacked him, some could escape.
To appease Esau and offer peace.
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
He had done the right things in all his adversities and
had pleased God.
- He loved them the most and
gave them the most protection.
- He embraced him and wept.
- His people and his flock
- a. The city of Shechem.
b. The children of Hamor Shechem's
- a. He violated her. b. He
wanted him to get Dinah as a wife for him.
- They were grieved and very
- 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.
- He told them that all of
Jacob's livestock would become theirs once the families united.
- 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.
- The land of Canaan.
- a. Israel. b.
One who struggles, prevails, or strives with God.
- a. She died giving birth.
b. They were going to Ephrath (Bethlehem).
- a. Benjamin. b. Son of my
right hand which is to convey strength and honor. c. She had two sons.
his father's concubine and Rachal's maidservant.
180 years. b. Esau and Jacob buried their father.
- The land of Canaan.
- Esau is the father of the Amalekites.
1. a. He was
born in Jacob's old age. b. A tunic of many colors. c. No, they hated and
would bow down to Joseph and serve him.
They plotted to kill him. b. Reuben. c. They sold him into slavery.
was taken to Egypt.
brothers told Jacob that Joseph was killed by a wild beast.
- They were killed by God
because one was wicked and the other displeased Him. b. Shelah his son.
- He had not given his son, Shelah, as a husband to Tamar. (She needed a child to
carry on the name.)
Two. They were twins. b. No.
b. Potiphar, an officer of Pharoah.
c. He became the overseer of all that Potiphar had.
a. She wanted Joseph to lie with her. b. Joseph
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.
- Pharaoh's chief butler and
- a. In three days he would
be released from prison, serving Pharaoh again. b. In three days he would
- Please mention Joseph and
his innocence to Pharaoh.
- Yes, each dream came true.
Two years. b. Seven years of plenty and then
seven years of famine in the land.
- 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.
- 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).
- a. Benjamin. b. Lest some
calamity befall him.
- Joseph was governor of the
- a. Yes. b. The brothers did
not recognize Joseph.
- He accused them of being
- 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.
- Simeon stayed behind.
- 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.
- After their grain ran out
Jacob allowed them to return.
- The money for the first
grain was sent with them. a gift offering, and
- They believed he would
accuse them of taking the money for the first grain.
- He yearned for his brother
and went into his chamber and cried.
- According to their ages and
- He gave him more of
- His personal silver cup.
- 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.
- 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.
- a. God had allowed all to
happen to Joseph. b. Joseph would save his family from death and preserve
- Pharaoh of Egypt.
- a. God spoke to Jacob. b.
God directed Jacob to go to Egypt for he will have many
- The land of Goshen.
- There were seventy members
of Jacob’s family at that time.
- a. They traded their livestock.
b. They sold their land to Joseph.
- Joseph had seventeen years
longer to see his father Jacob.
- "Do not bury me in Egypt, but
bury me with my fathers."
- a. Manasseh and Ephraim. b.
They became as his own sons.
- Ephraim, the youngest.
- One portion of inheritance
above his brothers.
- a. He would not excel. b.
He had defiled his father's bed.
- They would be divided and
scattered in Israel.
- He would receive praise
from his brothers, they would bow down to him, and kingship would always
be in his house.
- a. The cave of Machpelah
in the land
of Canaan. b.
Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, Rebekah, and Leah are buried there.
- They feared Joseph would
repay them for their evil they did to him.
- Because he had already
forgiven them. He was beyond doing what they feared. He would not take the
place of God
- He wanted them to carry his
bones out of Egypt.