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Introduction

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Exposition

I. PRIMEVAL EVENTS 1:111:26

A. The story of creation 1:12:3

1. An initial statement of creation 1:1

2. Conditions at the time of creation 1:2

3. The six days of creation 1:3-31

The first day 1:3-5

The second day 1:6-8

The third day 1:9-13

The fourth day 1:14-19

The fifth day 1:20-23

The sixth day 1:24-31

4. The seventh day 2:1-3

B. What became of the creation 2:44:26

1. The Garden of Eden 2:43:24

The creation of man 2:4-17

The creation of woman 2:18-25

The temptation of Eve 3:1-5

The Fall 3:6-8

God's confrontation of the sinners 3:9-13

The judgment of the guilty 3:14-21

Effects on the serpent 3:14-15

Effects on women 3:16

Effects on humanity generally 3:17-19

Additional effects on Adam and Eve 3:20-21

Expulsion from the garden 3:22-24

2. The murder of Abel 4:1-16

3. The spread of civilization and sin 4:17-26

The descendants of Cain 4:17-24

The family of Seth 4:25-26

C. What became of Adam 5:16:8

1. The effects of the curse on humanity ch. 5

2. God's sorrow over man's wickedness 6:1-8

The sins of the sons of God 6:1-4

The sins of humanity generally 6:5-8

D. What became of Noah 6:99:29

1. The Flood 6:98:22

Conditions and events before the Flood 6:97:10

The Flood proper 7:11-24

The aftermath of the Flood ch. 8

2. The Noahic Covenant 9:1-17

3. The curse on Canaan 9:18-29

E. What became of Noah's sons 10:111:9

1. The table of nations ch. 10

2. The dispersion at Babel 11:1-9

F. What became of Shem 11:10-26

II. PATRIARCHAL NARRATIVES 11:2750:26

A. What became of Terah 11:2725:11

1. Terah and Abram's obedience 11:2712:9

Abram's ancestors 11:27-32

The divine promises 12:1-9

God's word 12:1-3

Abram's response 12:4-9

2. Abram in Egypt 12:10-20

3. Abram's separation from Lot ch. 13

4. Abram's military victory ch. 14

Abram's war with four kings 14:1-16

Abram's meeting with two kings 14:17-24

5. The Abrahamic Covenant ch. 15

6. The birth of Ishmael ch. 16

Sarai and Hagar 16:1-6

The Angel of the LORD and Hagar 16:7-14

The birth of Ishmael 16:15-16

7. The sign of circumcision ch. 17

8. Yahweh's visit to Abraham 18:1-15

9. Abraham's intercession for Lot 18:16-33

10. The destruction of Sodom ch. 19

11. Abraham's sojourn at Gerar ch. 20

12. The birth of Isaac 21:1-21

God's provision and Abraham and Sarah's response 21:1-7

The expulsion of Ishmael and God's care of him and Hagar 21:8-21

13. Abimelech's treaty with Abraham 21:22-34

14. The sacrifice of Isaac 22:1-19

15. The descendants of Nahor 22:20-24

16. The purchase of Sarah's tomb ch. 23

17. The choice of a bride for Isaac ch. 24

18. Abraham's death 25:1-11

Abraham's sons by Keturah 25:1-6

Abraham's death and Isaac's blessing 25:7-11

B. What became of Ishmael 25:12-18

C. What became of Isaac 25:1935:29

1. Isaac's twin sons 25:19-26

2. The sale of the birthright 25:27-34

3. Isaac and Abimelech 26:1-11

4. Isaac's wells 26:12-33

5. Jacob's deception for Isaac's blessing 26:3428:9

Esau's marriage 26:34-35

Isaac's blessing 27:128:5

Esau's further marriages 28:6-9

6. Jacob's vision at Bethel 28:10-22

7. Jacob's marriages and Laban's deception 29:1-30

8. Jacob's mishandling of God's blessing 29:3130:24

9. Jacob's new contract with Laban 30:25-43

10. Jacob's flight from Haran ch. 31

Jacob's departure for Canaan 31:1-21

Laban's confrontation with Jacob 31:22-55

11. Jacob's attempt to appease Esau 32:1-21

12. Jacob at the Jabbok 32:22-32

13. Jacob's meeting with Esau and his return to Canaan ch. 33

14. The rape of Dinah and the revenge of Simeon and Levi ch. 34

15. Jacob's return to Bethel ch. 35

Jacob's renewed consecration to Yahweh 35:1-8

Yahweh's reconfirmation of the covenant 35:9-15

The birth of Benjamin, death of Rachel, and sin of Reuben 35:16-29

D. What became of Esau 36:137:1

E. What Became of Jacob 37:250:26

1. God's choice of Joseph 37:2-11

2. The sale of Joseph into Egypt 37:12-36

3. Judah and Tamar ch. 38

4. Joseph in Potiphar's house ch. 39

5. The prisoners' dreams and Joseph's interpretations ch. 40

6. Pharaoh's dreams and Joseph's interpretations ch. 41

7. Joseph's brothers' first journey into Egypt ch. 42

8. Joseph's brothers' second journey into Egypt ch. 43

9. Joseph's last test and its results ch. 44

10. Joseph's reconciliation with his brothers 45:1-15

11. Israel's move to Egypt 45:1646:30

Israel's decision to move to Egypt 45:16-28

God's encouragement to move 46:1-7

Israel's household's move to Egypt 46:8-27

Israel's reunion with Joseph 46:28-30

12. Joseph's wise leadership 46:3147:27

God's provision of land and food for Israel 46:3147:12

God's provision of land and food for Pharaoh 47:13-27

13. Jacob's worship in Egypt 47:2848:22

Jacob's request to be buried in Canaan 47:28-31

Jacob's adoption of Joseph's sons 48:1-11

Jacob's blessing of Ephraim and Manasseh 48:12-20

Jacob's announcement of Joseph's birthright 48:21-22

14. Jacob's blessing of his sons 49:1-28

15. Deaths and a promise yet to be fulfilled 49:2950:26

Plans to bury Jacob in Canaan 49:2950:14

Peace in the family of Jacob 50:15-21

The death of Joseph 50:22-26

Conclusion

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