Genesis Timeline

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Understanding the Old Testament time line from Genesis to Malachi is critical to understanding the New Testament and the coming of Jesus. I will outline the major events, people and dates which have impacted the world as we know it today. The first eleven chapters of Genesis were named Primeval History. The Bible breaks down four great events as they occur in Genesis and explain primeval history. Moses was given the credit for the authorship of the first five books in the bible written sometime between 1445-1405 B.C. The events in Genesis 1-11are labeled as creation, fall to sin, the flood of judgement and the scattering of the nations. Genesis tells us God created the universe and everything in it in sixth day and rested on the seven. …show more content…

Genesis takes us through the lives of Abraham, Issacs, Jacob and Joseph. God starts by appearing to Abram and tells him He will make him the father of many nations, of course Abram and his wife Sara have a hard time believing due to their age. If fact like most humans they attempt to take matters into their own hands. Sarah and Abram disobey God and decide to use their Egyptian servant Hagar to give them a child name Ishmael. "Now Sarah, Abram’s wife, had borne him no children. But she had an Egyptian slave named Hagar; so she said to Abram, “The Lord has kept me from having children. Go, sleep with my slave; perhaps I can build a family through her.” (Genesis 16:1-2) This was not God's promise but He shows grace to Hagar, Ishmael, Sarah and Abram. God's follows through with his promise and despite Abram's and Sarah's age, God gave them a child and his name was Isaac. God still blessed Ishmael and made him a nation but he made it clear the blessing was to through the blood line of Sarah and Abram. " Now the Lord was gracious to Sarah as he had said, and the Lord did for Sarah what he had promised. Sarah became pregnant and bore a son to Abraham in his old age, at the very time God had promised him." (Genesis

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