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Meaningful Structure of the Five Books of Moses

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I Am Who I Am

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10Table of Peoples

AdamAdam to Noah

Noah

Creation account

Noah to Abraham

Abraham(young Isaac)

IshmaelJacob

(old Isaac)

Jacob’s Sons

(Joseph & Judah)

Esau/Edom

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Distribution of Genesis Verses -- THE TEN TOLEDOT

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Family Line: Adam to Noah – chapter 5 to 6:8

Story of Adam, the Fall, and Cain & Abel - chapter 2:4 to chapter 4:27

Written account of heaven and earth

Written account of Adam

Written account of Noah

Written account of Noah’s sons

Written account of Shem

Written account of Terah

Written account of Ishmael

Written account of Isaac

Written account of Esau

Written account of Jacob

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Story of Abraham & young Isaac –chapter 11:26 to chapter 25:11

Table of Peoples – chapter 10:1 to 11:9

Family Line: Noah to Abraham – chapter 11:9 to 26

Story of Noah & the Flood – chapter 6:9 to chapter 9:27

Story of old Isaac & Jacob – chapter 29:19 to chapter 35:29

Story of Jacob’s Sons – Judah & Josephchapter 37 to chapter 50

Family Line of Ishmael – chapter 25:12-18

Family Line of Esau/Edom – chapter 36

Intro: CREATION – chapter 1:1 to 2:3

Written account of Edom

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Genesis 1:1-2 In the beginning God created the heavens and

the earth.

Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over

the waters .

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Genesis 1:3And God said, "Let there be light,"

and there was light.

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Genesis 2:1 Thus the heavens and the earth were completed.

on the seventh day he rest- ed.

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Genesis 1:27 So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.

A line/4 partsאת־האדם אלהים ויברא בצלמו

ברא אלהים בצלםאת ו

את ברא ונקבה זכרם

in his own image mankind God so created

him he created God in the image of

them he created and female male

B line/4 parts

C line/4 parts

Colossians 1:15,16 The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For in him all things were created…2 Corinthians 4:4 …the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.

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Genesis 2:15 The LORD God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it.

Genesis 2:16,17 And the LORD God commanded the man, "You are free to eat fromany tree in the garden; but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil,

for when you eat of it you will surely die".

Genesis 2:18 The LORD God said, "It is not good for the man to be alone.

I will make a helper suitable for him".

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WILL of Mankind in God’s image

WORSHIP WORK

toward God

toward others

WILL of the LORD GOD

FAMILY

Marriage

toward Creation

EdenWord

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Genesis 2:17 GOD: "when you eat from it you will certainly die."

Genesis 3:4 SATAN: "You will not certainly die," the serpent said to the woman.

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Genesis 3:14 So the LORD God said to the serpent, "Because you have done this, "Cursed are you above all the livestock and all the wild animals! You will crawl on your belly and you will eat dust all the days of your life.

Revelation 12:9 The great dragon was hurled down--that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray.

Luke 10:18 "I [Jesus] saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.

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Genesis 3:15"And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will strike your head,

and you will strike his heel".

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Genesis 3:16To the woman he said, "I will greatly increase

your pains in childbearing; with pain you will

give birth to children. Your desire will be for your husband,

and he will rule over you."

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. Genesis 3:17-19 To Adam he said, "Cursed is the ground because of you; through painful toil you will eat of it all the days of your life. It will produce thorns and thistles for you, and you will eat the plants of the field. By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food until you return to the ground, since from it you were taken; for dust you are and to dust you will return."

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Genesis 3:20 Adam named his wife Eve, because she would become the mother of all the living.

Genesis 4:1 Adam lay with his wife Eve, and she became pregnant and gave birth to Cain. She said, "With the help of the LORD I have brought forth a man."

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Genesis 3:22,24 He must not be allowed to reach out his hand and take also from the tree

of life and eat, and live forever."…he placed on the east side of the Garden of

Eden cherubim and a flaming sword … to guard the way to the tree of life.

Revelation 22:14 Blessed are those who wash their robes, that they may have the right to the tree of life and may go through the gates into the city.

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Question: In what realms of human endeavor is the problem of clean and unclean revealed in Leviticus?

Food what to eat

what not to eat

Sex birth

sexual fluids

Death touching corpses,

the living dead (leprosy)

arbdivine

creations

bwj

what is good

[rwhat is

sin

tajhspiritual

devolution

Inanimateheaven & earth

Animateliving creatures

Humanmen and women

be fruitful& multiply

have rule over

listen to God

ground cursed

blame & strife

disobey, hide, evade

sweatthorns

family problems

enmity with God

idolatry re: food

idolatry re: sex

idolatry re: death

!wbc[consequences to fallen humanity

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Hebrews 11:4 By faith Abel offered God a better sacrifice than Cain did. By faith he was commended as a righteous man, when God spoke well of his offerings. And by faith he still speaks, even though he is dead.

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Genesis 5:24 Enoch walked with God; then he was no more, because God took him away.

Genesis 4:23,24Lamech said to his wives,

"Adah and Zillah, listen to me; wives of Lamech, hear my words.

I have killed a man for wounding me, a young man for injuring me.

If Cain is avenged seven times, then Lamech seventy-seven times."

Seventh generation through Cain

Seventh generation through Seth

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Cain struggles with temptation; kills his brother (4:6-16)

Eve struggles with temptation; believes the lie “you will not die” (3:1-5)

In the very beginning the world was “not yet” burdened by sin (2:4-6)

People begin to call on the name of the LORD (4:27)

God forms the first man as a living being (2:7)

Adam and Eve are parents of Seth, a substitute for Abel (4:25-26)

Re: WORK – mankind cares for Creation in the Garden (2:8-15)Re: GOD’S WORD – eat the forbidden fruit and you will die (2:16-17)Re: MARRIAGE – not good to be alone; two become one (2:18-25)

Re: WORK – Cain’s family lives for the things of this world (4:17-18 & 20-22)Re: GOD’S WORD – Lamech blasphemes God over life and death (4:23-24)Re: MARRIAGE – Lamech takes two wives (4:19)

Adam and Eve eat the forbidden fruit (3:6)

Cain and Abel offer God the fruits of their labors (4:1-5)

Nakedness covered; Adam and Eve hide from God (3:7-8)

God gives Adam and Eve clothes and sends them away (3:21-24)

Adam blames Eve; Eve blames the snake (3:9-13)

Adam speaks well of Eve (3:20)

A curse falls on the snake (3:14)

The curse of sin falls on Creation (3:16-19)

THE FIRST PROMISE: “and I will put enmity between you and the woman and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel (3:15)

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GOSPEL FOR SINNERS

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Genesis 6:5 The LORD saw how great man's wickedness on the earth had become, and that every inclination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil all the

time .

Genesis 4:9 "Am I my brother's

keeper"?

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Genesis 6:15,19 The ark is to be 300 cubits long, 50 cubits wide and 30 cubits high… You are to bring into the ark two of all living creatures, male and female, to keep them alive with you.

Genesis 6:22 Noah did every-thing just as God commanded him.

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創Genesis 7:1

Genesis 7:1 The LORD then said to Noah, "Go into the ark, you and your whole family, because I have found you righteous in this generation.

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Genesis 7:21-22 Everything on dry land that had the breath of life in its nostrils died. Every living thing on the face of the earth was wiped out…

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2 Peter 2:5 …he did not spare the ancient world when he brought the flood on its ungodly people, but protected Noah, a preacher of righteousness, and seven others…

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Genesis 8:1 But God

remembered Noah and all the wild animals

and the livestockthat were with him

in the ark, and he sent a wind

over the earth, and the waters

receded.

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Genesis 9:24-27 When Noah awoke from his wine and found out what his youngest son had

done to him, he said,

"Cursed be Canaan! The lowest of slaves will he be

to his brothers." He also said,

"Blessed be the LORD, the God of Shem!

May Canaan be the slave of Shem. May God extend

the territoryof Japheth; may Japheth live

in the tents of Shem, and may Canaan

be his [God’s] slave."

.

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Genesis 11:9 That is why it was called Babel --because there the LORD confused the language of the whole world. From there the LORD scattered them over the face of the whole earth.

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The account of Noah (6:9a)

A summary of the years of Noah’s life (9:28-29)

Noah righteous and blameless among the pre-Flood people (6:9b)

Noah foresees the God of Shem blessing the people of the world (9:24-27)

Noah has three sons (6:10)

God tells Noah to build an ark and provide food (6:14-21)

God orders repopulation and promises food for all (9:1-7)

Noah does what God tells him to do (6:22)

Noah offers sacrifices to God (8:18-20)

“Come into the ark” (7:1-4)

“Come out of the ark.” (8:15-17)

Noah obeys; the ark is closed; the Flood begins (7:5-16)

Noah’s reactions; the ark opened; the Flood ends (8:6-14)

The rising waters (7:17-24)

The waters go down (8:1b-5)

God sees the earth’s corruption (6:11-12)

God decides to destroy all life except Noah and family (6:13)

Three sons: one mocks his father; two honor their father (9:21-23)

Noah gets drunk and is seen naked (9:20)

God promises never again to send another Flood (9:8-17)

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Total time in

the ark = 377 days

12/17 to 2/27 70 days

GOD remembers Noah and all in the ark (8:1a); while everythingoutside the ark dies

[ 8:3 ] 7/17 to 12/17 150 days

[ 7:24 ] 2/17 to 7/17 150 days

[ 7:4 ] 2/10 to 2/17 7 days

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Abram believed the LORD, and he credited it to him as righteousness .

Genesis 15:6Genesis 15:6

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Genesis 12:1 The LORD had said to Abram, "Leave your country, your people and your father's household and go to the land I will show you.

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Genesis 12:2,3

"I will make you into a great nation

and I will bless you;

I will make your name great,

and you will be a blessing.

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Abram

"I will bless those who bless you,

and whoever curses you I will curse;

and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you."

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Genesis 17:5 No longer will you be called Abram; your name will

be Abraham, for I have made you a father of many nations.

Romans 4:13 It was not through law that Abraham and his [seed]

received the promise that he would be heir of the world, but through the righteousness that

comes by faith.

Genesis 17:15,16 God also said to Abraham, "As for Sarai your wife, you are no longer to call her Sarai; her name will be Sarah. I will bless her and will surely give you a son by her. I will bless her so that she will be the mother of nations; kings of

peoples will come from her".

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Genesis 15:6 / Romans 4:3 Abram believed the LORD, and he credited it to him as righteousness.

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Genesis 21:2,3 Sarah became pregnant and bore a son to Abraham in his old age, at the very time God had promised him. Abraham gave the name Isaac to the son

Sarah bore him .

(NOTE: Isaac means "he laughs")

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Genesis 21:9,14 But Sarah saw that the son whom Hagar the Egyptian had borne to Abraham

was mocking,

Early the next morning Abraham took some food and a skin of water and gave them to Hagar. He set them on her shoulders and then sent her off with the boy. She went on her way and wandered in the desert of Beersheba.

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Genesis 18:16-18 Then the LORD said, "Shall I hide from

Abraham what I am about to do? Abraham will surely become a great and powerful nation, and all nations on earth

will be blessed through

him.

Abram

2nd universal

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Genesis 22:11,12

But the angel of the LORD called out to him from heaven, “Abraham! Abraham!” “Here I am," he replied. "Do not lay a hand on the boy," he said. "Do not do anything to him. Now I know that you fear God, because you have not withheld from me your son, your only son."

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Abraham

Genesis 22:14-18 So Abraham called that place "The LORD Will Provide." And to this day it is said, "On the mountain of the LORD it will be provided."

The angel of the LORD called to Abraham…and said… "I will surely bless you and make your [seed]… numerous …through your [seed] all nations on earth will be blessed…"

3rd universal

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Genesis 22:14 "On the mountain of the LORD it will be

provided ".

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Genesis 25:7-9 Altogether, Abraham lived a hundred and seventy-five years. Then Abraham breathed his last and died at a good old age, an old man and full of years; and he was gathered to his people. His sons Isaac and Ishmael buried him in the cave of Machpelah near Mamre.

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Abraham answered, "God himself will provide the lamb for the burnt offering, my son ".

Genesis 22:8Genesis 22:8

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Genesis 25:21-23 Isaac prayed to the LORD on behalf of his wife, because she was barren. So she went to inquire of

the LORD .

The LORD said to her, "Two nations are in your womb, and two peoples from within you will be separated; one people will be stronger than the other, and the older will serve

the younger ".

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Famine: Abraham among Philistines, Abraham hides Sarah’s identity (20)

the Lord’s Covenant confirmed

Famine: Abram in Egypt; Abram “hides” Sarai’s identity (12:10-20)

Abram born into idol-worshiping family (11:27)

Abraham dies in faith “gathered to his people” (25:1-11)

Terah’s (Abram’s father) family has few heirs, Sarai is childless (11:27-32)

Sarah dies, Terah’s family has many heirs, Isaac marries (22:20 to 24:67)

Abram’s BLESSED by the LORD – called to be the father of believers(12:1-3)Promise made that “all peoples on earth will be blessed through you” Abram goes in faith (Hebrew: lek l’ka) to Canaan (12:4-6)

Abram rescues Lot and Sodom (14:1-16)

Abraham rescues Lot by pleading for Sodom (18:16-33)

Melchizedek blesses Abram (14:17-24)

Three visitors announce God’s heir; Sarah laughs (18:1-15)

Abram’s plan: adopt the servant Eliezer God’s answer: “No!” - an INHERITANCE sworn (15)

Abram allows Lot (possible heir) to leave and choose Sodom (13)

Abraham is blessed: Isaac born [seed], treaty with Philistines [land] (21)Abraham goes in faith (Hebrew: lek l’ka) to Moriah to offer Isaac (22:1-19)Promise CONFIRMATION –“through your offspring all nations…will be blessed”

Lot leaves Sodom & fathers the Moabites and Ammonites (19)

born

Sarai’s plan: a son by surrogate motherhood (16) God’s answer: “No!” change of names, circumcision (17)

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Genesis 26:2,4 The LORD appeared to Isaac and said, . . . "I will make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and will give them all these lands, and through your offspring all nations on earth will be blessed . . . "

Isaac

4th universal

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"Your name will no longer be Jacob, but Israel, because you have struggled with God and with men and have overcome."

Genesis 32:28Genesis 32:28

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Genesis 25:27,28 The boys grew up, and Esau became a skillful hunter, a man of the open country, while Jacob was a quiet man, staying among the tents. Isaac, who had a taste for wild game, loved Esau, but Rebekah loved

Jacob .

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Genesis 27:19 Jacob said to his father, "I am Esau your firstborn. I have done as you told me. Please sit up and eat some of my game so that you may give me

your blessing ".

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Jacob

5th universal

Genesis 28:14 "Your descendants will be like the dust of the earth, and you will spread out to the west and to the east, to the north and to the south. All peoples on earth will be blessed through you and your [seed]."

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Reuben

Zebulun

Judah Simeon

LeviNaphtali

Dan

Gad

Asher

Issachar BenjaminJoseph

Dinah

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Genesis 32:26-28 Then the man said, "Let me go, for it is daybreak." But Jacob replied, "I will not let you go unless you bless me." The man asked him, "What is your name?" "Jacob," he answered. Then the man said, "Your name will no longer be Jacob, but Israel, because you have struggled with

God and with men and have overcome".

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…“all nations blessed through

you” wrestles with Godname becomes Israel

grabs heelgrabs

birthright

plots with mother

deceives father

united with Joseph and

meets Pharaoh

family prospersblesses sons

Journeys from Canaan to Egypt with the Lord's

blessing

Vision of angels on a staircase to heaven in Bethel

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Jacob settles in Shechem; Dinah raped; deception of Simeon and Levi (33b-34)

Jacob returns to Bethel; birthright and blessing are confirmed (35a)

“Israel” and Esau meet in peace (33a)

Jacob flees from Haran – service to Laban ended (31)Jacob meets angels at Mahanaim; prepares to meet Esau’s army (32a) Jacob prepares to meet Esau’s army (32b)Jacob becomes Israel by wrestling with the LORD’s angel (32c)

Isaac deceived by Jacob & Rebekah – birthright goes to Jacob (27a)

Jacob arrives in Haran; be ins 20 years of service to Laban (29a)

Esau seeks to kill his brother (27b)Jacob flees after Isaac re-blesses him (28a)Vision of angels at Bethel: “all peoples on earth will be blessed” (28b)

Jacob claims the birthright over a bowl of soup (25c)

Leah bears Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah (29c) Bilhah bears Dan, Naphtali ; Zilpah bears Gad, Asher (30a)

Leah bears Issachar, Zebulun and Dinah (30b)Rachel bears her firstborn: Joseph (30c)

Isaac & Rebekah pray for children over 20 years (25a)

Isaac dies and is buried by his sons Jacob and Esau (35b)

Twins born to Rebekah: mother told the elder would serve the younger (25b)

Jacob tricked over wages 10 times (30d)

Famine: Isaac lies to Philistines, God: “all nations will be blessed” (26)

Jacob tricked into marrying twice (29b)

Rachel bears Benjamin (completing his family); she dies, Reuben’s incest, (35b)

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ISRAEL’s future established through Jacob’s sons CHILDREN OF ISRAEL

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Joseph is a fruitful vine.

Genesis 49:9 & 22

You are a lion's cub, O Judah…

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Genesis 37:28 So when the Midianite merchants came by, his brothers pulled Joseph up out of the cistern and sold him for twenty shekels of silver to the Ishmaelites, who took him to Egypt.

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Genesis 38:16 Not realizing that she was his daughter-in-law, he [Judah] went over to her…and said, "Come now, let me

sleep with you".

Judah…said, "She is more righteous than I, since I wouldn't give her to my son

Shelah".

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Genesis 41:53 The seven years of abundance in Egypt came to an end, and the seven years of famine began, just as Joseph had said.

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Genesis 42:7 As soon as Joseph saw his brothers, he recognized them, but he pretended to be a stranger and spoke harshly to them. "Where do you come from?" he asked. "From the land of Canaan," they replied, "to buy food."

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Genesis 45: 4,5 Then Joseph said to his brothers… "I am your brother Joseph, the one you sold into Egypt! And, now do not be distressed and do not be angry with yourselves for selling me here, because it was to save lives that God sent me ahead of you."

Genesis 44:16 "What can we say?" Judah replied. "…God has uncovered your servants' guilt. We are now my lord's slaves…"

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Genesis 49:1 Then Jacob called for his sons and said: "Gather around soI can tell you what will happen to you in days to come.

JudahLevi

Joseph

Benjamin

Naphtali

Zebulun

Gad

Reuben Simeon

Issachar

Dan

Asher

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Genesis 49:29-31 Then he gave them these instructions: "Bury me with my fathers in the cave in … the cave in the field of Machpelah, near Mamre in Canaan, which Abraham bought as a burial place from Ephron the Hittite. There Abraham and his wife Sarah were buried, there Isaac and his wife Rebekah were buried, and thereI buried Leah.

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Genesis 49:26 Jacob blessed Joseph: ….Your father's blessings are greater than the blessings of the ancient mountains, than the bounty of the age-old hills. Let all these rest on the head of Joseph, on the brow of the prince among his brothers. Bir

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Genesis 50:20 Joseph said to his brothers: You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.

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Genesis 3:15God said to the serpent:

I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between

your [seed] and hers; He will crush your head,

and you will strike His heel."

Genesis 49:10 Jacob blessed Judah: The scepter will not depart from Judah, nor the ruler's staff from between his feet, until He comes to whom it belongs and the

obedience of the nations is His .

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Family torn by envy and hate over Joseph’s dreams (37c)

Joseph stands out among Jacob’s 12 sons (37a)

Joseph dies declaring Israel to return to the Promised Land (50c)

Joseph brings a bad report about his brothers (37b)

Joseph forsees 7 years of plenty and 7 of famine (41a)

Jacob and his family go down to Egypt to escape famine (46)

Joseph is made second only to Pharaoh in Egypt (41b)

Joseph reveals that he is second to Pharaoh (45)

Joseph foresees the cupbearer returned to his job (40)

Joseph causes Pharaoh and Egypt to prosper (47b)Jacob’s sons in charge of Pharaoh’s flocks and herds (47a)

Judah – fathers sons with Tamar; the elder to serve the younger (38)

Joseph causes Potiphar’s house to prosper (39)

Joseph reassures his brothers (50b)

Joseph - Brothers sell Jacob into slavery; Jacob bereaved (37d)

Brothers first visit Egypt without Benjamin (42/43) Judah confesses; Joseph offers full pardon Second visit; Judah rescues Benjamin (44)

Jacob adopts Ephraim and Manasseh, elder to serve younger (48)

Sym

metry in G

od’s Word about Jacob’s C

hildren (3750)

Jacob blesses the future tribes of Israel (48/49)

Judah – receives the BLESSING: The scepter will not depart from Judah . . . until He comes to whom it belongs, and the obedience of the nations is his.Joseph – receives the BIRTHRIGHT: Joseph is a fruitful vine

Jacob dies in peace and is carried to Canaan for burial (50a)

(49a)

(49b)

REPENTANCE & FORGIVENESS

Judah – father of sons by Tamar – elder to serve the younger (38)

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Judah – receives the BLESSING – The scepter will not depart from Judah until He comes to whom it belongs (49a)

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Nebraska DistrictPastors’ Institute

Beautiful Savior LutheranTopeka, Kansas

“Making Christo-centric Sense of the Torah”

John C. LawrenzApril 14 & 15, 2015

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