Mark Phillips has volunteered to occasionally contribute a brief Bible Study in our weekly newsletters. For this first one where better to start than at the beginning – Genesis.
Genesis is pre-history. In the first 11 chapters there are stories about creation, earliest people, the flood, and the tower of Babel. Stories of the beginnings of the people known as the Israelites, the stories of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob follow in chapters 12-36. Beginning in chapter 37 through the end of Genesis (chapter 50), is the story of Joseph with chapter 38 being the story of Tamar.
In future articles we’ll look more closely at some of the stories in Genesis. Any feedback is greatly appreciated.