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29 January, 2015

Search The Scriptures — Study 1— Genesis 1 and 2

Analysis of Genesis
1-11 Primaeval history.
12 – 50 The ancestors of the chosen people. There is some overlapping, but each patriarch is the leading figure within the section to which his name is attached below:
12:1-25:18 Abraham
25:19-26:35 Isaac
27-36 Jacob
37-50 Joseph

Study 1 Genesis 1 and 2
1.     What truths stand out regarding (a) the character of the whole creation, (b) the character of man and his relation to God?
2.     ‘And God said’ is found ten times Cf. Ps. 33:6, 9; Heb. 11:3. What does this suggest concerning the mode of creation? What further light is provided by Jn. 1:1-3; Col. 1:15-17?
3.     Why did God make men ‘male and female’? What pattern for marriage is here divinely ordained? Cf. Mt. 19:3-6
Note: Interest should be concentrated on theological truths not to be learnt from text-books of natural science.