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And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. John 8:32

Summary Of The Book Of Genesis

By H. A. (Buster) Dobbs

I.  Introduction.
    A.  Earliest age (1:1-11:9)
        1.  Creation (1:2-2:25
            (a)  Creation of the world (1:1-2:3)
            (b)  Creation of man (2:4-25)
        2.  The fall (3:1-5:32)
            (a)  First sin - disobeying God (3:1-24)
            (b)  Sin of Cain in killing his brother, Abel (4:1-10)
            (c)  Punishment of sin, showing God’s hatred of
                 disobedience (4:11-16)
        3.  Earliest genealogy (4:17-5:32)
    B.  Judgment of sin (6:1-9:29)
        1.  Multiplication of people and sin (6:1-5)
        2.  Judgment of God on sinfulness of man (6:6-7)
        3.  Noah, a righteous man (6:8-13)
        4.  The ark (6:14-21)
        5.  Obedience of Noah (6:22)
    C.  The flood (7:1-8:19)
    D.  Results of the flood (8:20-9:17)
        1.  Noah’s sacrifice pleasing to God (8:20-21)
        2.  Earth to continue (8:22)
        3.  God blessed Noah and his sons (9:1-10)
        4.  Rainbow - a promise of no future destruction by water
            (9:11-17)
        5.  Sin in the godly line (9:18-29)
    E.  Tower of Babel (10:1-11:9)
        1.  Family lines after the flood (10:1-32)
        2.  Arrogance condemned (11:1-8)
        3.  Languages created (11:9)
II.   Abram to Joseph
      A.  Life of Abram (11:10-25:18)
          1.  The call of Abram (11:10-30)
          2.  Abram, Sarai, Terah, and Lot go to Haran (11:31-31)
          3.  Terah, Abram’s father, died at Haran ((11:32)
          4.  Covenant God made with Abram (12:1--25:18)
          5.  First covenant made at Haran (12:1-4)
          6.  Abram and Lot journey to Shechem (12:5)
          7.  Land covenant renewed at Shechem (12:6-9)
          8.  Going down into Egypt (12:10-20)
          9.  Abram wealthy in cattle, gold, and silver (13:1-4)
          10.  Separation of Abram and Lot (13:5-13)
          11.  Land covenant confirmed (13:14-18)
          12.  Defeat of the four kings (14:1-17)
          13.  Melchizedek blesses Abram (14:18-24)
          14.  Validation of the covenant – Abram accounted
               righteous (15:1-21)
          15.  Hagar and Ishmael (16:1-16)
          16.  Covenant repeated, and circumcision required
               (17:1-27)
          17.  Angels announce that Abram and Sarai are to have a
               child in their old age (18:1-16) 
          18.  Destruction of Sodom and deliverance of Lot
              (18:17-19:38)
          19.  Abraham sins against king Abimelech (20:1-18)
          20.  Birth of Isaac, the child of promise (21:1-7)
          21.  When Isaac is 12, Hagar and Ishamel sent away
               (21:8-20)
          22.  More association with Abimelech of Philistia
               (21:21-34)
          23.  Testing of Abraham’s faith in offering of Isaac
               (22:1-17)
          24.  Covenant again affirmed (22:18-24)
          25.  Death and burial of Sarah (23:1-20)
          26.  Rebekah and Isaac married (24:1-67)
          27.  Abraham marries Keturah and has other children
              (25:1-7)
          28.  Death and burial of Abraham (25:8-9)
      B.  Life of Isaac (25:10–26:35)
          1.  Birth of Esau and Jacob, twin sons of Isaac and
              Rebekah (25:10–26)
          2.  Esau, the first born, sells birthright to Jacob
              (25:27-34)
          3.  Jacob sins in the matter of Abimelech and Rebekah
              (26:1-11)
          4.  Jacob prospers (26:12-14)
          5.  Re-digging the water wells (26:15-33)
          6.  Esau’s bad marriages (26:34-35)
      C.  Life of Jacob (27:1-35:29)
          1.  Jacob secures parental blessing by deception
              (27:1-40)
          2.  Hatred of Esau for Jacob, and departure of Jacob to
              Haran (27:41-28:3)
          3.  Blessing of Abraham given to Jacob (28:4)
          4.  Fortunes of Jacob journeying to Haran (Padan Aram)
              (28:5-22)
          5.  Jacob’s marriages and children born to him
              (29:1-31:55)
          6.  Jacob returns to Canaan and is reconciled to Esau
              (30:1-33:20)
          7.  Dinah, daughter of Jacob, defiled and avenged
              (34:1-31)
          8.  Jacob and his family go to Beth-el (35:1-8)
          9.  Jacob receives blessing from Jehovah (35:9-16)
          10.  Birth of Benjamin and death of Rachael, beloved
               wife of Jacob (35:17-20)
          11.  Jacob at Ephrath (35:21-27)
          12.  Death and burial of Isaac (35:28-29)
      D.  Life of Esau (36:1-43)
      E.  Life of Joseph (37:1-50:26)
          1.  Joseph’s relation with his father and brothers
              (37:1-24)
          2.  Joseph sold to bondage in Egypt; Jacob deceived by
              his sons (37:25-36)
          3.  Sin of Judah, Jacob’s oldest son, with Tamar his
              daughter-in-law (38:1-30)
          4.  Joseph put in prison in Egypt (39:1-23)
          5.  Joseph interprets the dreams  of the Baker and the
              Butler (40:1-23)
          6.  Joseph interprets Pharaoh’s dream, is released from
              prison, and rises to great power (41:1-52)
          7.  A great famine over all the land (41:53-57)
          8.  Jacob sends his sons to Egypt for grain (42:1-38)
          9.  Jacob sends his sons to Egypt for grain a second
              time (43:1-34)
          10.  Joseph proves his brothers and reveals himself to
               them (44:1-45:16)
          11.  Jacob and his family brought to Egypt and settle in
               Goshen (45:17- 47:12)
          12.  Joseph made Egypt powerful and wealthy; Jacob and
               his sons also prospered (47:13-31)
          13.  Jacob, knowing his death is near, blesses his sons
               and grandsons (48:1-49:32)
          14.  Jacob dies and the body is carried to Canaan to be
               buried at Machpelah (49:33-50:13)
          15.  After a few more years, Joseph dies and is embalmed
               and his body placed in a coffin in Egypt (50:14-26) 

H. A. "Buster" Dobbs, email: had@worldnet.att.net
P. O. Box 690192
Houston, Texas 77269-0192
(281) 469-3540

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