Monday, September 11, 2006

Genesis Summary

The book of Genesis is important for a few reasons. All of the books in the Bible are important, obviously, but Genesis is one of the ones that really stands out in peoples’ minds. Not just because it’s the first book—although this is where many people will start, when they’re going to read the entire Bible, because it makes sense to start at the beginning—but also because there are so many familiar and important stories in this one book.

You have the creation of the world, including the story of Adam and Eve and original sin, Cain and Abel and the first murder, the flood, the Tower of Babel, the story of Abram/Abraham & Sarai/Sarah, the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, the story of Joseph, and much more. When I first started reading the Bible, as a teenager, I was surprised how many of these familiar stories could all be found in one book.

Here are all of the sections of Genesis that were covered in the serna Bible Blog. For most of the book, it’s one post per chapter, but near the end I started to wise up, and realize that I could break it up in different ways, when that makes sense.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

This whole site was very helpful to me! Thanks so much, it really helped me understand the Genesis!

sernaferna said...

I’m happy to hear it! I mostly do this blog for my own benefit, but it’s nice to hear that it’s beneficial to others.

Anonymous said...

Do you mind describing which stories you found to be your favorite and why?

:)crh said...

thank you sooo much! i have an english test on genesis tomorrow and this will be a big help
xx

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for this. Really really good stuff.

Elder Landon said...

It's cool what you're doing with The Bible.