In some mysterious sense, man had become like God. As Ge 1–38 is Mesopotamian in character and background, so chs. God's blessing of Jacob with great wealth through his tending of Laban's flocks and herds in spite of Laban's deception, fulfills Isaac’s wish for God’s blessing Jacob, thus confirming that he is the elect seed of Isaac. 5 and 11 (see note on 5:5). He blogs at Times & Seasons, and writes Gospel Doctrine background posts at Benjamin the Scribe. (37:1–47:26), 1. This includes the heavens, consisting of the sun, moon, and stars, and, of noted prominence, the earth and all that it contains, including the land, seas, vegetation, animals, birds, and sea creatures. Thus in the creation order man stands over the rest of creation. (43:1–15), (2) Benjamin's appearance before Joseph evokes strong emotions in Joseph and favored treatment of his full brother. Though all the descendants of Adam are judged for their individual sins, it is apparent that the judgment executed on Adam has been passed on to all of his descendants (see Rom 5:12–19). Genesis reveals God as “covenant maker.” He is the One who enters into an unconditional covenant with Noah and all mankind, promising that He would never again destroy the earth by flood (Gen 9:8–17). The Word of God in creation (1:1–2:25), A. God’s words of creation in bringing into existence the heavens, the earth, and man (1:1–2:3), B. God’s work of creation in making the man, the woman, and the Garden (2:4–25), II. God's separation of Joseph to Himself to prepare him through testing to administer the blessings of the Abrahamic covenant to the elect seed and to "all peoples of the earth" as a typical fulfillment of His word of promise to Abraham (37:1–41:57), a. Context of Genesis 1:1 This first verse of the book of Genesis introduces the creation account found in Genesis chapters 1 and 2 . God's word of judgment against man and the serpent/evil one (Gen 3:1–24), 1. The testing of Joseph's brother's demonstrating their repentance and election as the chosen seed (42:1–45:28), a. There is a point in this process when God promises Abraham that “a seed will come from him.” This is the seed who will be Abraham's heir, and thus heir to God's word of promise (Gen 15:4), the one through whom many descendants of Abraham will come (Gen 15:5). Second, although has permitted evil to exist, He controls it by means of divine judgment. When once this act was accomplished, and Abraham did obey God, God instituted an irrevocable, unconditional program. In essence, the whole of the Bible from Genesis 3:15 through the Book of Revelation deals with God's work of restoring man to this unique position in the Creation. Chs. (9:1–19), b. Second, partly beca… (37:1–41:57), a. The expectant hope of Joseph is expressed in his carrying out Jacob's charge to bury him in the land promised to Abraham and in his own instructions to the sons of Israel to take his bones with them when God brings Israel out of Egypt and returns them to the land of Canaan. (9:1–29), a. It provides the setting for the narratives, and it is therefore helpful in understanding certain passages of the text more completely. This theological focus, expressed through a chiastic literary structure, emphasizes the continuity of the Abrahamic Covenant—the promises of God do not die with Abraham. It would seem from the text that the "fire" passing between the slaughtered halves of the sacrifices was God. (32:1–33:20), 4. "The man," God says, "has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil" (Gen 3:22). Yet it is apparent that even after the Fall of man it was God's desire to bless him. (28:1–22), 3. In Genesis, the nations are blessed through Joseph’s provision of food during the time of severe famine (Gen 41:57). (46:1–47:26), E. The expectant hope of the elect seed in the complete fulfillment of God's word of promise to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, is expressed in both Jacob's and Joseph's instructions concerning their burial in the land God promised to Abraham. Thus Genesis reveals God as the Judge, the One to whom all beings are accountable. God's word of judgment against Cain (4:1–26), 3. Alternatively, Genesis could be structured in terms of the major stories developed in the text. Although these patriarchs settled in Canaan, their original homeland was Mesopotamia. Egyptian autobiographical narratives (such as the Story of Sinuhe and the Report of Wenamun) and certain historical legends offer more general literary parallels. Jacob’s deceiving Isaac into conferring on him the blessings of the first-born, instead of trusting God for the blessing, infuriates Esau making it necessary for Jacob to flee the Land of Promise and go to his family in Mesopotamia. (22:20–24), b. Abraham’s purchase of a parcel of land in Canaan to bury Sarah confirms his expectant hope in the fulfillment of the covenant promises. Rather, God was now going to work out His plan and purpose through the seed of the woman, that is, through all those whom He elects/chooses, calls, and separates to Himself. What is presented here are the specific details of the Noahic and Abrahamic covenants. (44:14–34), (5) Joseph’s revealing of himself to his brothers displays his conviction that they had truly repented and his great love for them, while explaining to them that it was God who sent him before them into Egypt and not them, in order to bless and preserve them. (24:1-67), d. Abraham's provision for making Isaac his sole heir identifies him as the elect seed to whom the covenant promises will be transferred, while God's blessing of Isaac after the death of Abraham confirms that Isaac is that heir. But by this time in his walk with God, Abraham's faith in God has developed to the point where he believes that God must and will raise Isaac up from the dead in order to keep His word of promise. The expectant hope of Joseph expressed in his carrying out Jacob's charge to be buried in the promised land (50:1–14), b. Nevertheless, it exists there as well. the dwelling of God is with men, and He will live with them. (6:1–22), 3. A. The account of the generations of Noah traces the settling of the nations in the new world through the movements of the descendants of Noah's three sons, Japheth, Ham, and Shem. In this application of the promise, all those who have faith in Christ "are blessed along with Abraham" (Gal 3:6–9; 14) who believed God and God "reckoned it to him as righteousness" (Gen 15:6; Gal 3:6). Since God reveals Himself as a social, relational being within the triunity of the Godhead (Gruenler 1986:1–3, and, 1989:178–179), the implication is that man is also a social, relational being, and able, therefore, to relate in this way not only to other humans but to God as well. It would seem, therefore, that it is used by Moses to move along the historical lines from a beginning to an ending. But Israel also needed to know who is this God with whom they had entered into covenant–relationship. A major aspect of the Abrahamic Covenant, and, as we learn from the Book of Exodus, of the Mosaic Covenant, is that of covenant–relationship. (29:1–31:55), a. God’s blessing Jacob with eleven sons through his marriage to Leah and Rachel and his union with their maids, Bilhah and Zilpah, fulfill Isaac’s wish for God’s blessing on Jacob to be fruitful and to become a community of peoples, thus confirming that he is the elect seed of Isaac. Genesis 1–3 does not contain enough information to answer completely all the questions that we may address to it. The call of Abram to obedience with the promise of blessing (12:1–9), 2. Genesis 1:1-2:3 on Its Own Terms and in Its Own Historical and Literary Context Posted on January 30, 2015 by Steven DiMattei Genesis 1:1-2:3’s depiction of the creation of the world was shaped by ancient Near Eastern cosmological perspectives and … In the ensuing widespread corruption throughout mankind, God called Noah and his family to bless them (Gen 9:1), and, through them, the whole earth for all future generations (Gen 9:8–17). .”. Lastly, the world order changes with the call of Abraham as God promises unconditionally to bless all the nations of the earth through the seed of Abraham. Such emphasis on divinely chosen men and their families is perhaps the most obvious literary and theological characteristic of the book of Genesis as a whole. Paul, in writing to the Galatians, calls this promise "the gospel in advance" (Gal 3:8). In this regard, it is significant that the Hebrew expression for "make a covenant" is literally "cut a covenant," an expression which likely has reference to the sacrifice of animals in connection with the ratification ceremony. (3:20–24), B. (2:18–25), II. A most important aspect of that change is that God now enters into personal relationship only with those whom He calls to Himself. (35:1–15), b. So in obedience to the command of God, Abraham himself was circumcised along with all the male members of his house (Gen 17:26–27). The theological implication of this text is enormous. However, because of the nature of their sin—they refused to obey the creation mandate, “Be fruitful and increase in number ; fill the earth and subdue it.” (Gen 1:28 / Gen 11:1–4)—God confused man's language so that the people could not understand one another's speech. The last five sections constitute a much longer (but equally unified) account, and relate the story of God’s dealings with the ancestors of his chosen people Israel (Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Joseph and their families)—a section often called “patriarchal history” (11:27—50:26). (35:16–29), c. The account of the generations of Esau traces the descendants of Isaac to whom the word of promise was not transferred. The separation of Joseph to God, effected through dreams, reveals the unrighteousness of the elect family as his brothers reject God’s chosen ruler and sell him into slavery. Genesis does not argue for the existence of God, rather it is written with the fundamental presupposition that before the world was created, God was––“In the beginning God”. Without the exercise of faith, one could not partake of the blessings of the covenant. (9:20–29), D. God's word of judgment falls on the descendants of Noah halting their corporate rebellion through their unified action in the land of Shinar. . (25:12–18), B. The implication here is that life is inherent in God. 1Now the serpent was more crafty than any beast of the field which the LORDGod had made. Used with Permission. In the plan and purpose of God, He now elects a seed in every generation who can enter into personal relationship with Him, and to whom it has been appointed that he should stand against the serpent (evil one) and his seed. From a theological perspective, it would seem, therefore, that Genesis serves the purpose of instructing the Exodus generation, and succeeding generations as well, concerning Israel's origins and the promises God made to the Patriarchs, promises that were now about to be fulfilled. (17:1–27), c. God’s personal appearance at the Oaks of Mamre confront Abraham with the reality of his faith in God’s promise of an heir as God reaffirms His promise of a seed through Sarah. The execution of God's word of judgment against all mankind destroys all living flesh on the face of the earth as the flood waters rise above the highest mountains, yet that same water delivers Noah, his family, and representatives of the animal world to safety through the ark. The Genesis text reveals this implicitly up to Noah. 5; the climactic hinge effect of the phrase “But God remembered Noah” (8:1) at the midpoint of the flood story; the hourglass structure of the account of the tower of Babel in 11:1–9 (narrative in vv. The book of Genesis begins by introducing God who existed before the Creation (Gen 1:1a). The historical period during which Moses lived seems to be fixed with a fair degree of accuracy by 1 Kings. Famine in the land threatens Isaac's faith in God's promise to give the land of Canaan to the descendants of Abraham for it caused him to move in the direction of Egypt, but God's command not to go down to Egypt and His confirmation that His covenant with Abraham will be continuous with Isaac, leads Isaac to respond in faith and remain in the Land of Promise. It strikingly underscores the fact that the people of God are not the product of natural human developments, but are the result of God’s sovereign and gracious intrusion in human history. "Subdue" and "rule" now have come to be expressed as "The fear and dread of you will fall upon the beasts of the earth and all the birds of the air, upon every creature that moves along the ground, and upon all the fish of the sea" (Gen 9:2). Voluntary subservience in the animal world has been replaced by coercion, and man and animals now will live in uneasy coexistence. . Q. (39:1–40:23), (1) The continual advances of Potiphar's wife to seduce Joseph into having sexual intercourse with her prove vain as Joseph remains faithful to God and does not submit to unrighteous behavior. God's blessing of Jacob with many sons through his marriage to Leah and Rachel, Laban's daughters, and through his union with their maids, Bilhah and Zilpah (29:1–30:24), b. Zooming out: Genesis in context. (18:1-15), d. Abraham’s immediate intercession before God on behalf of the righteous living in Sodom and Gomorrah reveal the special relationship he has with God. It establishes sacrifice as the substitution of life for life (ch. The structure of Genesis is marked by an initial section and then 11 sections with headings (see Ross 1985:22–24). Genesis speaks of beginnings—of the heavens and the earth, of light and darkness, of seas and skies, of land and vegetation, of sun and moon and stars, of sea and air and land animals, of human beings (made in God’s own image, the climax of his creative activity), of marriage and family, of society and civilization, of sin and redemption. Aspects of the socio–cultural context of the Pentateuch can be determined from the text of the Pentateuch itself, and from any number of works such as Livingston (1974). (16:1–16), b. Abram's desire to have Ishmael be heir to the covenant brings a rebuke from God and a promise that Sarah would bear him a son through whom the covenant would be established as an everlasting covenant for his descendants after him. For even though they cut a calf in two and "walked between the pieces," they violated their agreement and earned God's wrath in the process. The scope of this judgment was individual and personal. The book of Genesis is about beginnings: the beginning of creation, of humanity, and of civilization itself. This observation is justified on the basis of the root from which the noun comes. All Rights Reserved Worldwide. The expectant hope of Jacob expressed at the end of his life (47:27–49:33), a. Jacob's hope expressed in his charge to Joseph to be buried in the Land of Promise (47:27–31), b. Jacob's hope expressed in his blessings of the elect seed (48:1–49:28), 2. Some of the features of certain king lists from Sumer bear striking resemblance to the genealogy in Ge 5. This becomes explicitly clear in the calling of Abraham. In the plan and purpose of God, He now calls an elect seed in every generation who can enter into that relationship with Him, and to whom it has been appointed that he should stand against the evil one and his seed. The major portion of the Genesis text is concerned with God’s word of promise to Abraham. 41), Egypt as Canaan’s breadbasket (ch. Therefore, many of us tend to read it according to the assumptions … The confirmation that Jacob is the elect seed to whom the covenant promises are transferred emerges over 20 years as God blesses Jacob with a large family and great wealth, and then returns him to his father's house in safety even as He had promised at Bethel. The Abrahamic Covenant as presented in the Book of Genesis and referred to throughout all of Scripture is always treated as unconditional in nature. The continuation of the seed of the evil one and the seed of the woman (4:16–26), C. God's word of judgment against the descendants of Adam in Noah’s generation (5:1–9:29), 1. While it is not at all possible to date the beginning of the world, the dating of events during the life of the patriarchs can be determined with reasonable accuracy with respect to modern reckoning. 43; 46), Egyptian administrative procedures (ch. (10:1–11:9), 1. 3–4,6–7; v. 5acting as transition); the macabre pun in 40:19 (see 40:13); the alternation between brief accounts about firstborn sons and lengthy accounts about younger sons—these and numerous other literary devices add interest to the narrative and provide interpretive signals to which the reader should pay close attention. After years of patiently waiting for a child through whom God’s promise of a mighty nation would be realized, God inexplicably commands Abraham to sacrifice that very son, Isaac. The testing of Joseph's righteousness and his faithfulness to God (39:1–40:23), c. The vindication of Joseph through his elevation to ruler over all Egypt (41:1–57), 2. While God's word of promise to Abraham concerns the building of a great nation and the possession of the land of Canaan, the immediate issue in the realization of the promise involves the provision of a seed, not just any seed, but an elect seed coming through Sarah, for if Abraham had no seed there could be no fulfillment of the promise. Thus, Mosaic authorship of Genesis may be established on the basis of its unity with the other books of the Pentateuch and on the basis of the outstanding qualifications that Moses had for writing such a book which is foundational to an understanding of the remainder of the Pentateuch. The word has been traditionally viewed as the heading of a section. Much of the prose has a lyrical quality and uses the full range of figures of speech and other devices that characterize the world’s finest epic literature. Jacob's deception to get Isaac's blessing (27:1–46), 2. In view of the significant progressive development of this context, it will not be discussed here but will be noted and made use of to the extent needed in the process of understanding the book as a whole. . It is important to recognize, therefore, that there is not one historical context for the book of Genesis. The Abrahamic Covenant establishes a covenant–relationship between Yahweh and Abraham and his descendants after him; Yahweh will be their God and they will be His unique people. The number seven also occurs frequently. He brings out of the fallen human race a new humanity consecrated to himself, called and destined to be the people of his kingdom and the channel of his blessing to the whole earth. Based on a solid and thorough knowledge of the Hebrew text in its original linguistic and cultural context, it distinctively includes early Jewish and Christian interpretations that explore the history of the Patriarchs and addresses contemporary scholarship's interest in the compositional history of Genesis. First there was a separation from the presence of God as Adam and Eve were physically driven from the presence of God in the Garden and not permitted to return. Fellowship with God was broken (Gen 3:22–24), and the blessing of the earth was turned into a curse, as it no longer cooperated with the man but worked contrary to his desire (Gen 3:17–19). . Both internal and external evidence is lacking to reasonably establish the author of Genesis. God's breath of life imparting life to man (2:4–7), 2. Thus on the grand scheme of the Bible as a whole, God is at work at restoring man to a right relationship with Him. passed between the pieces" (Gen 15:17). The second visit of Joseph's brothers to Egypt (43:1–45:28), 3. HESS: Genesis 1-2 in its Literary Context 147 genealogy provides a universal geography of the world, while the second genealogy focuses this in a single region, that of Harran in the Northern Euphrates river valleys. Next, God is seen executing judgment on Cain for killing his brother, Abel (Gen 4:9–15). The testing of Isaac's faith in God's promise to give the land to the descendants of Abraham (26:1–6), 3. The testing of the righteousness and faithfulness of God’s chosen ruler reveals that Joseph does not defile himself with Potiphar’s wife and accepts being unjustly cast into prison for he understands that all is within the providence of God to bring about good. ; Gen 26:1–3, 23, 24; 28:10–22; 31:3; 32:24–30; 35:1, 9; 46:1–4). The presumed documents, allegedly dating from the tenth to the fifth centuries b.c., are called J (for Jahweh/Yahweh, the personal OT name for God), E (for Elohim, a generic name for God), D (for Deuteronomic) and P (for Priestly). However, the harmony between man and the animal world was greatly changed as God put the fear of man on the animal world and gave every moving thing that is alive to man for food. Translations in context of "genesis" in English-Dutch from Reverso Context: Victor Losev discusses the genesis of The Master and Margarita. 22). (47:27–50:26), 1. 1. the heavens --the firmament or atmosphere. The first five sections can be grouped together and, along with the introduction to the book as a whole (1:1—2:3), can be appropriately called “primeval history” (1:1—11:26). (21:1–22:19), a. Sarah’s conception and birth of Isaac fulfills God’s word of promise to provide an heir through her, and the jealousy aroused in Ishmael necessitates that he be sent away confirming that Isaac and not Ishmael is the elect seed of Abraham. The creation of the heavens and the earth; The Creation mandate/world order for the heavens, the earth, and all living creatures; The creation of the man and the woman in the image of God; The planting of a garden in Eden as a habitat for the man and the woman; The fall of the man and the woman into a state of sin; The judgment against the man, the woman, and the serpent; The expulsion of the man and the woman from the Garden; The descendents of Adam from Seth to Noah; The universal wickedness of all mankind except for Noah; The pronouncement of judgment against all mankind except for Noah; The deliverance provided for Noah, his family, and representative living creatures from the coming flood; The entry of Noah, his family, and the representative living creatures into the ark; The coming of the flood and the destruction of all living beings and creatures except for Noah and his family; The recession of the flood and drying of the land; The coming out of Noah, his family, and all the representative animals from the ark; The promise God made with Himself to never again destroy all living things by means of a flood; Confirmation of God’s covenant with Noah, his descendants, and with all living creatures; The descendants of Shem, Ham, and Japheth; The Tower of Babel and the settling down of the people; The judgment of confusion of languages, and the separation and scattering of the people; The move of Terah, Abram, and Lot from Ur to Haran; The promises of seed and blessing to Abram; The arrival of Abram and Lot in the land of Canaan; The sojourn of Abram into Egypt due to famine in the Land; The confirmation of the promises to Abram; The promises made to Abram confirmed by God; The promise of an son from Abram’s own body; The covenant God cut with Abram as a guarantee of His promises to Abram; The informing of Abram that his descendants would be oppressed as slaves for 400 years in a foreign land; The conception and birth of Ishmael through Hagar the Egyptian slave; The confirmation of the covenant with Abram and his descendants; The changing of Abram’s name to Abraham to reflect the fulfillment of God’s promise to make Abram into a great nation; The sign of the covenant God made with Abraham; The promise of an son reaffirmed through Sarah; The visit of the Lord on the way to destroy Sodom and its surrounding towns; The intercession of Abraham for the righteous of Sodom; The reaffirmation of a son through Sarah; The deceptiveness of Abraham toward Abimelech in his sojourn in Gerar; The birth of Isaac in fulfillment of God’s promise; The covenant Abraham made with Abimelech; The testing of Abraham’s faith through God’s command to sacrifice Isaac as a burnt offering; The purchase of a burial plot in Mamre by Abraham; The provision of a wife (Rebekah) for Isaac; The provisions Abraham made for his sons; The confirmation of the Covenant with Isaac; The deceptiveness of Isaac toward Abimelech; The conflict between Isaac and Abimelech over water rights; The reaffirmation of the Covenant with Isaac; The covenant between Isaac and Abimelech; The stealing of Esau’s blessing by Jacob; The confirmation of the Covenant with Jacob; The deception of Laban in Jacob’s marriage to Rachel; The children born to Jacob through Rachel’s maid Bilhah, Leah’s maid Zilpah, and then through Leah and Rachel; The fleeing of Jacob with his family and wealth from Laban; The preparations made by Jacob for meeting Esau; The prayer of humility and petition made by Jacob to God; The wrestling of Jacob with God at Peniel; The meeting and reconciliation of Jacob with Esau; The revenge taken against the men of Shechem by Simeon and Levi; The reaffirmation of the Covenant with Jacob; The death of Rachel in giving birth to Benjamin; The descendants of Esau who moved to the hill country of Seir; The descendants of Seir, the original inhabitants of Seir later known as Edom; The account of Jacob and his family after he settled again in the land of Canaan; The two dreams Joseph had when he was 17 years old; The blessing of Joseph in Potiphar’s house; The tempting of Joseph by Potiphar’s wife; The casting of Joseph into prison by Potiphar; The interpretation of the dreams of Pharaoh’s chief cupbearer and chief baker by Joseph; The interpretation of Pharaoh’s dreams by Joseph; The making of Joseph ruler over Egypt under Pharaoh; The fulfillment of Pharaoh’s dreams just as Joseph had said; The first visit of Joseph’s ten older brothers to Egypt to buy grain; The appearing of Joseph’s brothers before him; The return of Joseph’s brothers to Egypt after Judah offers himself personally responsible for Benjamin’s safety; The testing of the brothers by Joseph by means of his silver cup; The offering of Judah as a substitute for Benjamin; The instruction given by Joseph to his brothers to return to Canaan, get their father Jacob, their families, and herds, and move to Egypt; The assurance of God’s presence with Jacob in Egypt; The arrival of Jacob in the region of Goshen; The management of Pharaoh’s resources by Joseph during the famine; The blessing of God on the children of Jacob in Egypt; The preparations made by Jacob for his death; The reminder of Jacob to Joseph of the Covenant God made with Abraham and confirmed with him (Jacob) and which extends to his descendants; The blessing of Jacob on Joseph’s sons, claiming Manasseh and Ephraim as two of his sons with an equal share in the inheritance of the Land ; The prophecy of Jacob to his sons regarding what will happen to each of them in the days to come; The charge of Jacob to his sons to bury him in the cave that Abraham had purchased in the land of Canaan; The burial of Jacob in the land of Canaan; The assurance of Joseph’s his good intentions to his brothers; The charge of Joseph to his brothers concerning what to do with his body when he dies; It is not the intent of this section to develop and discuss in detail all aspects of the major theological themes identified in Genesis. 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