The Bible Project: Genesis

Helping people experience the Bible as a unified story that leads to Jesus

God creates a good world and commissions humans to rule it, but they choose rebellion again and again.

Watch Overview: Genesis Ch. 1-11        

Read: Genesis 1-3

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What does it mean to be made in God’s Image?

 

Watch: Image of God

 

Read: Genesis 4–7

 

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God makes a good world and installs humans as its rulers. Humanity rebels and ends up ruling the world in a destructive way, leading to violence, death, and the founding of the city of Babylon. God’s response is to set in motion a plan to rescue and bless the whole world through the family of Abraham.

 

Watch: Torah - Genesis 1-11

 

Read: Genesis 8-11

 

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God promises to bless the world through Abraham’s family, despite their repeated failure.

Watch: Genesis 12-50

 

Read: Genesis 12-15

 

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God's covenants in the Bible are an incredible explanation of our partnership with Him.

Watch: The Covenants

 

Read: Genesis 16-18

 

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How was the Bible created?

Watch: What is the Bible?

 

Read: Genesis 19-21

 

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What is the story the Bible is telling us?

Watch: The Story of the Bible

 

Read: Genesis 22-24

 

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What you read affects what you are learning.

Watch: Literary Styles

 

Read: Genesis 25-31

 

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What you are reading, effects what you are learning.

Watch: Meditation Literature

 

Read: Genesis 32–34

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An important part of reading biblical narratives is learning how to understand the nature of the plot.

Watch: Plot

 

Read: Genesis 38–40

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We usually think of characters in the Bible as either good or bad, but they are more complex than that.

Watch: Character

 

Read: Genesis 41-42

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Every story has to take place somewhere, and very often locations have a special meaning or significance evoked by events that already took place there. 

Watch: Setting

 

Read: Genesis 43-45

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Individual stories across the Old and New Testaments have been coordinated through repeated words and parallel themes. These patterns highlight core themes of the biblical story and show how it all leads to Jesus!

Watch: Design Patterns

 

Read: Genesis 46-50

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