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The creation, the fall into sin, death enters.The descendants of Adam and Eve became increasingly evil. Eventually, they brought the judgment of the flood on themselves (there is ample evidence of this world-wide flood throughout the earth today). God gave Noah the pattern for the ark. What we have of that pattern shows great wisdom in creating an ark that would be stable and sea worthy. Noah and his three sons and their wives survived the flood, along with each kind/family of animal (the ones that breathe air), but all the rest were taken. After the flood, animals and people multiply. All people are of one language. The Tower of Babel--languages diverge. Abram called by God and re-named, Abraham. Abraham's son, Isaac, is chosen over Ishmael. Isaac's son, Jacob, is chosen over Esau. Joseph and his family come to Egypt during a famine.
1. Six days of creation.
2. God rested the seventh day. A re-telling of the creation history with different detail included. Detail of how God created man and woman.
3. The human fall into sin, the curses, and the promise of salvation. Adam and Eve sinned. In effect, Adam lost a battle with Satan and submitted himself to Satan. There is a spiritual law that whoever you yield yourself as servant to obey, that's who's servant you are. Satan became head of Adam and this subjection has been passed on from generation to generation ever since. This subjection or slavery to Satan is known as original sin. The plan for salvation was first mentioned at this time.
4. Cain and Abel. Cain killed Able for envy. By now, there was significant population. Cain took a wife, probably his sister since the gene pool would not yet have lost information.
5. Family lineage from Adam to Noah.
6. The sons of God and the daughters of men. Nephilim and giants. God commands Noah to build a huge ark and to put the animals and his family into the ark.
7. Noah, his family, and the animals enter the ark. God closes the door. The water comes up from under the earth and the sky opens up with rain. A great flood covers every mountain and all air-breathing things that are not on the ark are drowned in the flood.
8. God remembered Noah. The rain stopped. The water receded. The ark went aground in the mountains of Ararat. Noah came out of the ark.
9. God gave animals for food for Noah--up to this point, mankind had only been given plants to eat. God gave the rainbow for a sign that He would never again destroy the entire earth with water. Canaan was cursed for Ham's act.
10. Account of the nations after the flood.
11. The Tower of Babel--how different languages developed. Family history from Shem to Abram.
12. God called Abram. Abram in Egypt.
13. Abram and Lot separate. Lot chose to live near Sodom. The men of Sodom were very evil.
14. Lot along with the people of Sodom and Gomorrah captured by four kings. Abram rescues Lot and the others. Melchizedek, King of Salem (peace), blesses Abram and Abram pays tithe to him. Abram refuses a reward from the King of Sodom.
15. The Lord comes to Abram in a dream and promises him that he will have many descendents. Slavery in Egypt for 400 years foretold. God promises the land to Abram.
16. Sarai, Abram's wife, tells Abram to have a child by Hagar, their Egyptian slave. Hagar flees to the desert to avoid Sarai. An angel tells Hagar that her son, Ishmael, will be like a wild donkey fighting against everyone. Hagar gives birth to Ishmael.
17. Abram was 99 years old. God re-affirms His promise to Abram, re-names him Abraham and re-names Sarai, Sarah. God promised a son to Abraham by Sarah. God established circumcision as a sign of the agreement.
18. Three visitors come. The Lord tells Abraham that they are going to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah. Abraham intercedes for the cities and God agrees to spare the cities if there are 10 righteous in them.
19. Lot, his wife, and two daughters are led out of Sodom. Lot's wife looks back and turns into a pillar of salt. Sodom and Gomorrah are destroyed with fire and brimstone.
20. Abraham moves to the Negev. Abimelech called for Sarah and took her--Abraham had said, "She is my sister," because he was afraid. God warned Abimelech and made him sick and he returned Sarah along with money, sheep, cattle, and slaves. Abraham prayed for Abimelech and he was healed.
21. Isaac was born. Hagar and Ishmael were sent away.
22. Abraham and Abimelech made a treaty.
23. Abraham is tested. Will he be willing to offer his only son to God? God provides a lamb in place of Isaac. The lineage of Nahor.
24. Sarah dies.
25. Isaac finds Rebekah.
26. Abraham dies. Ishmael's lineage. Jacob and Esau (Edom). Esau sells his birthright to Jacob for a little food.
27. There was a famine in the land and Isaac moved near Abimelech, king of the Philistines. Isaac says that Rebecca is his sister for fear that someone will see her beauty and kill him for her. Isaac and his people moved back and re-dug that wells that Abraham had dug. There was a dispute over wells that Isaac dug. Esau married two Hittite women.
28. Jacob received the blessing instead of Esau and ran for his life to his uncle Laban in Haran. Jacob has a dream in Bethel.
29. Jacob in Paddon Aram. Jacob marries Leah. Jacob marries Rachel. Jacob's family.
30. Jacob's family. Jacob's flocks increase, and Laban tries to get his wealth.
31. Jacob leaves Laban.
32. Jacob gets ready to meet Esau. Jacob wrestles with a man, and the man re-names him, Israel. Jacob recognizes that this is God.
33. Jacob and Esau meet.
34.Leah's daughter, Dinah, violated by Hamor, son of Shechem. Shechem's men circumcised and then killed.
35. Jacob returns to Bethel. Rachel and Isaac die.
36. The lineage of Esau/Edom. Edom's rulers.
37. Joseph's dreams. Joseph is sold by his brothers to Mideanite merchants who sell him to potiphar in Egypt.
38. Judah marries Shua. Judah, Er, and Tamar.
39. Joseph unjustly put into prison because of Potiphar's wife.
40. Joseph interprets the dreams of the cup-bearer and the baker. The cup-bearer is released and serves Pharaoh.
41. Pharaoh has a dream. The cup-bearer remembers Joseph and Pharaoh calls for Joseph to interpret his dream. There are going to be seven good years and then seven years of famine. Joseph is put in charge of storing grain for the seven good years and selling it, gaining power, for the seven years of famine.
42. Jacob sends his other sons to Egypt to buy grain. They meet Joseph. He knows who they are, but they don't know him. He makes them bring their youngest brother back.
43. The brothers return to Egypt with their youngest brother.
44. Jacob puts his cup in the bag of the youngest brother. He then says it was stolen and the boy must stay as his slave.
45. Jacob tells them who he is. His brothers are very sorry for what they did. Jacob forgives and recognizes that God used it for a blessing. The brothers returned to tell Israel. Israel/Jacob decides to go see Joseph before he dies.
46. Israel/Jacob goes to Egypt. Israel's lineage.
47. Israel/Jacob and family move to Goshen in Egypt.
48. Joseph's two sons, Menasseh and Ephraim, are reckoned as being Israel's sons. Israel blesses them, giving the greater blessing to Ephraim, the second-born.
49. Jacob/Israel prophesies over his family. Jacob dies.
50. Joseph buries his father and reassures his brothers that he will not be vengeful. Joseph dies.
The first five books of the Bible were written by Moses. Over recent centuries, scholars have developed stories that claim that Moses didn't write these five books. Those stories that the scholars tell are all based on assumptions and rationalizations. Some of them assume that God could not possibly write through an author about history that happened before that author was born. What would prevent the Almighty from doing that? Some of them assume that God cannot tell an author to write about something that is going to happen in the future. Perhaps they can't believe that God knows all about the future and speaks about the future as if it has already taken place. Some of them assume that God cannot inspire a writer if that writer is writing about what they themselves have seen or what another witness has seen. There are other assumptions that are made, but they mostly rest in a rejection of the power and authority of God, Who uses many means to do what He does. The reality is that the entire Bible testifies to the fact that Moses wrote these books and that Moses was inspired by the Holy Ghost--The Holy Ghost wrote these books through Moses. This should not be surprising to any Christian, since Christian are to be allowing God to do His work through them in everything they think, say, and do. Perhaps some have so drifted away from God that they don't have this relationship in any sense any more.
Note these Bible verses
Exodus 17:14 Then the Lord said to Moses, Write this for a memorial in the book and recount it in the hearing of Joshua, that I will utterly blot out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven.
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