Welcome back! When we get to verse 10, gears are shifted and we find ourselves back on the chronological timeline. It’s another genealogy from Shem to Abram and I know what you’re thinking. Ugh! Another genealogy. But wait! There are a couple of things worth mentioning, one of which is super trippy! Detour: Remember back…

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There is a lot to unpack here, especially in the second part of the chapter, so I’m going to split 11 into two posts. Basically, I don’t want you losing interest before you get to the end of the chapter. That’s where the gold is. In chapter 10 we learned where all of Noah’s children…

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If you’re the slightest bit into genealogy, you might find Genesis ten interesting. Not only is it a record of Noah’s descendants, it also gives us a glimpse of where different cultures originated. Each son and their “begets” are listed for posterity. Japheth He was rather prolific and had kids with names like Gomer, Magog,…

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We have come full circle and are right back to where we started from in chapter four. That is to say, it’s up to Noah and his boys to repopulate the earth. (Or is it? Maybe God gave them a little help here. Who knows? Anybody? Does it really matter?) In another déjà vu moment,…

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Verse 1 – But God remembered Noah and all the wild animals and the livestock that were with him in the ark, and he sent a wind over the earth, and the waters receded. A couple thoughts here: Is it just me, or does this read as though God was busy with other stuff and…

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If you ever went to Sunday School, you probably remember the song about the Lord telling Noah to build him an ark, right? Then you’ll remember the second (or maybe third) verse: The animals, they came on, they came on by twosies, twosies. Animals, they came on, they came on by twosies, twosies. Elephants and (clap)…

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Genesis six is one of those, “Huh?” chapters. There’s so much “Huh”, that I really struggled with how to write about it, so I’m just going to dive in and we’ll see what surfaces. It begins with sons of God finding the daughters of men beautiful so they married them. Huh? What the heck? There…

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Chapter five is the genealogy from Adam to Noah. Boring, right? Wrong!! It does nearly seem worth passing over, but then you’d miss a few noteworthy things. Here’s the Jenster’s Condensed version: Adam fathers Seth; Adam has other sons and daughters; Lives to 930. And then he dies. Seth fathers Enosh; Seth has other sons…

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Adam and Eve start populating the earth in chapter four. First, Eve bears Cain and later she has Abel. Don’t you know she was smacking her head with each painful contraction, thinking, Stupid Eve! All this misery for one lousy bite of fruit! Abel grows up to be a shepherd and Cain becomes a farmer.…

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While chapter one is a broad overview of creation, chapter two gives us a bit more detail. The events in Genesis took place several hundred plus years before Moses, the author, was born which means the stories were handed down from generation to generation until Moses recorded it for posterity. You know that game Telephone?…

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