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The Bible's first book contains many well-known stories, some familiar since childhood: creation and the garden of Eden; an ark full of animals adrift in a flood; Abraham and Isaac; the conniving Jacob; and the dreams of Joseph. Now hear these stories again in a new way, and in hearing, discover the knowledge that God created everything in goodness and love. Whether in the heights of paradise or the depths of exile, the human journey is never far from the presence of God. From Eden to Egypt, Genesis affirms God's love for us all.
Interpretation Bible Studies (IBS) offers solid biblical content in a creative study format. Forged in the tradition of the celebrated Interpretation commentary series, IBS makes the same depth of biblical insight available in a dynamic, flexible, and user-friendly resource. Designed for adults and older youth, IBS can be used in small groups, in church school classes, in large-group presentations, or in personal study.
|Introduction to Genesis||1|
|Unit 1||The Creation||3|
|Unit 2||Another Look at Creation; The Temptation Story||11|
|Unit 3||Cain and Abel||20|
|Unit 4||God's Covenant with Noah||30|
|Unit 5||The Covenant with Abram||39|
|Unit 6||God Visits Abraham and Sarah; Abraham's Intercession||48|
|Unit 7||The Testing of Abraham||57|
|Unit 8||Jacob's Dream at Bethel||66|
|Unit 9||Jacob Wrestles with God||74|
|Unit 10||Joseph Makes Himself Known; The Reconciliation of Jacob's Sons||82|