“Genesis: Book of Origins—Part I” provides the background and overview of this remarkable first book of the Torah. The structure of Genesis divides into two parts. The first part consists of the pre-history and creation stories (Chapters 1–11). The second part is the creation of Israel with the Abraham family cycle of stories (Chapters 12-50).
In addition to telling the origin of earth, humanity and the animals, Genesis records the origin of human language, brotherly dissension, the family, disobedience, sin, views of God, ecological disaster, human vocation, and much more.
This CD (or MP3) covers the first 25 chapters of Genesis, ending at the death of Abraham, just as his son, Isaac, comes into view. The two CDs in this offering address background issues such as authorship, time of writing, audience, themes, structure, and the theological focus so relevant to today.
All aspects of the talk are intended to give you fresh insight into what may be familiar stories. You will learn distinctions in how the different authors understood God and especially how these ancient stories are applicable to us today.
The companion workbook has pages for each chapter of Genesis, in order, with four or five questions each. The questions will help you dive below the surface to glean new insights.
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Runtime: 2 hours, 22 minutes
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