INTRO 1: The Book of Genesis is the ultimate Rocky story
INTRO 2: God’s interactions with mankind resemble the child-rearing process
INTRO 3: The origin of the word “Genesis”
INTRO 4: Culture, language, and LOCATION go hand-in-hand
GENESIS CHAPTER ONE
1-1: God created the universe before day one
1-2: How God logically ordered His creation
1:3: How the word “ELOHIM” expresses God’s plural nature and His majesty
1-4: If God created the sun on the 4th day, how did He create day and night on the 1st day?
1-5: “Darkness”-choshek versus “Night”-layil
1-6: God achieves His purposes through separation, NOT unity
1-7: In the Scriptures, physical objects reflect spiritual truths
1-8: There is NO astronomical basis for a 7-day week
1-9: Man’s attempts to do away with a 7-day week have all failed
1-10: Was the first human a he, she, or both?
1-11: How white supremacists use the word “Adam” to support their twisted beliefs
1-12: Starting your Bible studies from the NT is like watching a movie from its halfway point
GENESIS CHAPTER TWO
2-1: How do we know the Biblical Sabbath is a Saturday?
2-2: Jesus kept the Sabbath even in His death
2-3: Why does an all-powerful God have to rest?
2-4: Four powerful reasons why the Sabbath was NOT just given to Israel
2-5: Gentile believers should keep the Sabbath because they are grafted into Israel’s covenants
2-6: Scriptural evidence that the early Christians kept the Sabbath
2-7: Luke 23:56 is strong scriptural evidence that the early Christians kept the Sabbath
2-8: Jesus prophesied that His followers would be keeping the Sabbath after His death
2-9: How the Christian church abolished the Sabbath
2-10: Protestants pay homage to the Catholic church by worshipping on Sundays
2-11: How Luther lost a debate due to inconsistent theology on the Sabbath
2-12: Did Paul ever contradict Christ or break Jewish Law?
2-13: Sabbath Scripture teardown of Colossians 2:16-23
2-14: Sabbath Scripture teardown of Romans 14:5-6
2-15: Sabbath Scripture teardown of Galatians 4:8-11
2-16: Sabbath Scripture teardown of Acts 20:7
2-17: Sabbath Scripture teardown of 1 Corinthians 16:2
2-18: Protestant acknowledgement of the Sabbath
2-19: The secret to getting rich is in the creation story
2-20: The Hebrew word for “life” shows that evolution is wrong
2-21: The significance of the direction “East” in the Scriptures
2-22: Based on the Hebrew, a woman is NOT subservient to man
2-23: Should I hit the singles bars to find my soul mate?
GENESIS CHAPTER THREE
3-1: The serpent in the garden was satan’s attempt to counterfeit life
3-2: How did Eve have the potential to sin BEFORE eating the fruit of the tree?
3-3: Eve twists the words of God’s original command
3-4: The birth of the New Age movement began in the Garden of Eden
3-5: God offers up the first animal sacrifice on behalf of Adam and Eve
3-6: God announces the coming of the Messiah to the serpent
GENESIS CHAPTER FOUR
4-1: The REAL REASON God rejected Cain’s sacrifice
4-2: Cain is banished to the Land of Nod
4-3: What was the mark that God put on Cain?
4-4: Cain’s descendants turn away from God
GENESIS CHAPTER SIX
6-1: Who were the “Sons of God” and their offspring the Nephilim?
6-2: God NEVER blames Satan for the evil on earth
6-3: Recent scientific discoveries point to the dimension of heaven
6-4: The story of Noah teaches us that salvation is a COOPERATIVE EFFORT with God
6-5: Noah’s four point salvation formula
6-6: The Hebrew word for “ark” only appears twice in the Scriptures
6-7: The story of Noah establishes “8” as the number of redemption
GENESIS CHAPTER SEVEN
7-1: The distinction between “clean” and “unclean” animals in Noah’s time
7-2: Rabbis affirm Noah was saved by “grace through faith”!
7-3: God does NOT destroy the wicked with the innocent
7-4: The Scriptural significance of the number 40
GENESIS CHAPTER EIGHT
8-1: The flood symbolizes water baptism
8-2: Where the heck was the ark’s final resting place?
8-3: The significance of the raven and dove that Noah sent out
8-4: The day the ark rested on Mt. Ararat is the same day Yeshua was resurrected
8-5: “The imagination of man’s heart is evil from his youth”?
GENESIS CHAPTER NINE
9-1: The beginning of the 7 Noachide Laws
9-2: The first covenant between God and man
9:3: What sin did Ham commit against his father Noah?
9-4: In the Bible, a person’s name reflects one’s nature
9-5: Feeling depressed because your ethnicity comes from the line of Ham?
9-6: Comparing the pre-flood Adam to the post-flood Noah
9-7: Why was Canaan cursed instead of Ham?
9-8: Noah splits the “Firstborn Blessing” between Shem & Japheth
GENESIS CHAPTER ELEVEN
11-1: The Tower of Babel is the story of anti-God imperialistic ambition
11-2: How the Day of Pentecost is connected to the Tower of Babel
11-3: The Christian trinity had its origins in Nimrod
11-4: Nimrod foreshadows the future anti-Christ
11-5: Abraham was not the first person called to Canaan
GENESIS CHAPTER TWELVE
12-1: God called Abraham before he settled in Haran
12-2: The promises God made to Abraham
12-3: The true nature of a Biblical covenant
12-4: History of covenant making in the ancient Middle East
12-5: God commands Abraham to SEPARATE from his family
12-6: How Abraham changed our worldview
12-7: A scared Abraham runs off to Egypt
GENESIS CHAPTER FOURTEEN
14-1: Abram’s nephew Lot is taken hostage
14-2: The Bible you own is NOT the original Scriptures
14-3: Was Abram assisted by 318 men or just one servant?
14-4: Who was Melchizedek?
14-5: Abram’s encounter with the King of Sodom foreshadows Yeshua’s wilderness temptation
GENESIS CHAPTER FIFTEEN
15-1: God reassures a petrified Abram
15-2: The importance of having a son in the ancient Middle East
15-3: God enters into an UNCONDITIONAL covenant with Abram
15-4: Abram wards off an attack from the devil
15-5: God shows Abram the future in a prophetic dream
GENESIS CHAPTER SIXTEEN
16-1: Sarai commissions her slavegirl to sleep with Abram
16-2: What exactly was the “Angel of the Lord” that appeared to Hagar?
16-3: Abram is the true father of the Arabs and the Israelites
GENESIS CHAPTER SEVENTEEN
17-1: God changes Abram’s name and identity
17-2: The true meaning of the word “Hebrew”
17-3: The difference between “ownership” and “possession” of the land
17-4: The Covenant of Circumcision
17-5: Abraham wanted Ishmael to inherit God’s promises
GENESIS CHAPTER EIGHTEEN
18-1: Scripture does NOT prohibit saying God’s name out loud
18-2: Jesus was NOT one of the three visitors who appeared to Abraham
18-3: All of God’s covenants are interconnected
18-4: Abraham bargains for the righteous in Sodom & Gomorrah
18-5: Repentance does NOT play a role in the story of Sodom
GENESIS CHAPTER NINETEEN
19-1: How to recognize an angel
19-2: Why the idea of a pre-incarnate Christ is fallacious
19-3: How the trinity limits our understanding of God’s true nature
19-4: It is Yahweh, NOT Jesus who descends on the Mount of Olives
19-5: Lot offers up his daughters to a gang of rapists-SAY WHAT??!!
19-6: The significance of the unleavened bread that Lot baked
19-7: The real reason(s) why God destroyed Sodom
19-8: The importance of putting God’s name back into the Scriptures
19-9: Lot’s daughters give birth to Israel’s future arch enemies
GENESIS CHAPTER 21
21-1: God LITERALLY fulfills His promises!
21-2: The ancient legal code of LIPIT-ISHTAR
21-3: God promises that Ishmael will father a GREAT NATION
21-4: In the Bible, place names change over time
GENESIS CHAPTER 22
22-1: How the Bible differs from all other forms of ancient literature
22-2: How the sacrifice of Isaac foreshadows Yeshua’s death
22-3: Both Yeshua and Isaac demonstrated 100% obedience to their fathers
22-4: The Angel of the Lord doesn’t fit the trinity teaching
22-5: Was Yeshua crucified on Mt. Moriah?
22-6: The Biblical significance of the number 12
GENESIS CHAPTER 23
23-1: The first record of the death & burial of a Hebrew
23-2: Middle Eastern Oriental-style negotiation in action
23-3: Hebron-the most important city in the Bible next to Jerusalem
GENESIS CHAPTER 24
24-1: Abraham finds a wife for his son Isaac
24-2: How Abraham is now a changed man
24-3: How to answer scholars who say Genesis 24 is in error due to the mention of camels
24-4: Hebrew culture originated in Mesopotamia
24-5: Eliezer is a Godly model of servanthood
GENESIS CHAPTER 25
25-1: The children Abraham sired after Ishmael and BEFORE Isaac
25-2: Where did the Old Testament saints go after death?
25-3: “Anti-Semite” means “against the Sons of Shem”
25-4: Understanding Islam
25-5: Who or what exactly is a Hebrew?
25-6: Does the soul really depart from the body at death?
25-7: God reverses the Rules of the Firstborn with Esau and Jacob
25-8: Jacob was cooking a Condolence Meal for the deceased Abraham
GENESIS CHAPTER 27
27-1: Understanding the difference between the “birthright” and the “blessing”
27-2: Isaac connives to hand over the “blessing” to Esau
27-3: Most English Bibles translate Genesis 27:39 INCORRECTLY!
27-4: Who are the descendants of Esau today?
GENESIS CHAPTER 28
28-1: The birth of Israel is reflected in Isaac’s blessing to Jacob
28-2: The birth of ISIS began right here in Genesis Chapter 28
28-3: The true meaning of the word “Messiah”
28-4: “EL” was a common term for God or pagan god(s) depending on context
28-5: The true nature of a Biblical vow
GENESIS CHAPTER 29
29-1: The importance of the well in ancient times
29-2: The “Son of…” does NOT always refer to a “Father-Son” relationship
29-3: As Jacob deceived Esau, the firstborn, so was he deceived by Leah, the firstborn
29-4: The birth of the 12 tribes of Israel and the Messianic line
GENESIS CHAPTER 30
30-1: Rachel and Leah begin a child birthing fertility war
30-2: How does God really feel about polygamy?
30-3: Did God change His stance on polygamy in the New Testament?
30-4: “Laban” means “white” in Hebrew-That’s why he got the white sheep!
GENESIS CHAPTER 31
31-1: As Jacob separated from Laban, so must we separate from certain people in our lives
31-2: The importance of the family gods in Mesopotamian tradition
31-3: God can and does speak to unbelievers
31-4: Ideas of ritual impurity were prevalent 500 years before Moses
31-5: Jacob and Laban enter into a peace treaty with each other
GENESIS CHAPTER 32
32-1: Jacob meets angels on his DEPARTURE to and from the Promised Land
32-2: As Jacob faced Esau, we too must reconcile with our past
32-3: Who was the “man” that Jacob wrestled?
32-4: Jacob’s name is changed to Israel-One who trusts God
32-5: The power in letting go and letting God
GENESIS CHAPTER 33
33-1: Esau and Jacob reconcile
33-2: One advantage Asians have when reading the Bible
33-3: Jacob tells Esau he will join him in Edom, but doesn’t
33-4: Jacob settles in the very same spot where Yeshua encountered the Samaritan woman
GENESIS CHAPTER 34
34-1: Dinah, a daughter of Israel, is raped by a Canaanite!
34-2: King Hamor meets Jacob to make amends for his son’s crime
34-3: Simeon and Levi avenge the rape of Dinah
34-4: Jacob fails to exercise proper authority in his home
GENESIS CHAPTER 35
35-1: How ancient Israel’s understanding of God’s nature differs from modern believers
35-2: Does the church today hold false beliefs about God as Jacob did in his time?
35-3: Deborah’s death symbolizes Israel’s complete severance from Mesopotamia
35-4: Unearthing God’s prophetic statements to Jacob that can only be understood in Hebrew
35-5: Reuben sleeps with his father’s concubine in a sly move to gain family power
35-6: What the ancients believed happened after death
GENESIS CHAPTER 36
36-1: Esau and Edom are one and the same!
36-2: Esau’s sons LEFT the promised land while Jacob’s sons ENTERED into it
36-3: How our culture blinds us to understanding the conflict in the Middle East
36-4: The pagan god Baal appears in Esau’s genealogy
36-5: The appearance of Amalek-Israel’s arch enemy
36-6: Contradictions in Esau’s genealogy? (For the sharpest Bible students only!)
GENESIS CHAPTER 37
37-1: Why isn’t Joseph considered a Patriarch?
37-2: Divine Providence plays center stage in Joseph’s life
37-3: The reasons Joseph was so hated by his brothers
37-4: The dreams of Joseph
37-5: 15 ways Joseph’s life foreshadows Yeshua in Genesis 37
37-6: God used adversity in Joseph’s life to prepare him for the future
GENESIS CHAPTER 38
38-1: The importance of Judah to the Messianic line
38-2: Why did God kill Er?
38-3: Levirate marriage has nothing to do with the Tribe of Levi
38-4: The difference between “Cultic Harlotry” and “Common Prostitution”
38-5: One Hasidic Jew’s take on the Judah & Tamar prostitution incident
38-6: Was Tamar really a Gentile?
GENESIS CHAPTER 39
39-1: The Pharaoh during Joseph’s time was NOT an Egyptian
39-2: Joseph teaches us to be faithful regardless of circumstances
39-3: Potiphar did NOT believe his wife’s accusation about Joseph
39-4: Five ways Joseph foreshadows Yeshua’s life in Genesis 39
GENESIS CHAPTER 40
40-1: Was Joseph really kept in a “prison”?
40-2: The importance of dreams in ancient Egypt
40-3: Two similar dreams with two totally different outcomes!
40-4: How was Joseph able to remain so strong in his faith?
40-5: Six ways Joseph’s life foreshadows Yeshua in Genesis 40
GENESIS CHAPTER 41
41-1: As Joseph spoke God’s truth before Pharaoh, so must we be strong witnesses to those around us
41-2: What do I mean when I say the Bible is an Asian book?
41-3: One historian’s account of Egypt’s subjugation by Semitic invaders
41-4: Just as Joseph prepared for the 7-year famine, so must we prepare for the 7-year tribulation
41-5: How the names of Joseph’s Egyptian children are connected to our walk with God
41-6: Why did God allow Joseph to marry an Egyptian-a daughter from the line of Ham?
41-7: Ten ways Joseph’s life foreshadows Yeshua in Genesis 41
GENESIS CHAPTER 42
42-1: Contrary to popular assumption, Upper Egypt was in the South (and vice versa)
42-2: Jacob’s favoritism towards Joseph is passed on to Benjamin
42-3: Why doesn’t Joseph take revenge on his brothers who sold him into slavery?
42-4: Joseph tests the brothers who betrayed him to see if their hearts have changed
42-5: If God can use Jacob’s sons to carry out his will, He can use anyone
42-6: Seven ways Joseph’s life foreshadows Yeshua in Genesis 42
GENESIS CHAPTER 43
43-1: Why was it abhorrent for Egyptians to eat with Hebrews?
43-2: Judah proves himself a changed man by offering himself up as surety for Benjamin’s safety
43-3: Joseph tests his brothers’ feelings towards Benjamin
43-4: Nine ways Joseph’s life foreshadows Yeshua in Genesis 43
GENESIS CHAPTER 44
44-1: Did Joseph use a cup for divination?
44-2: Why didn’t Joseph’s brothers recognize him?
44-3: In Genesis, the tribes of Israel showed little regard for human life
44-4: Judah offers himself up just as Yeshua did for His brothers
44-5: Joseph’s relationship to Pharaoh helps us understand Yeshua’s relationship to the Father
GENESIS CHAPTER 45
45-1: Does Joseph reconciling with his brothers foreshadow how Yeshua will reunite with Israel?
45-2: Why did God send Israel into Egypt and later brutal oppression?
45-3: Jacob is just informed he was won the “lottery”!
GENESIS CHAPTER 46
46-1: God promises Jacob that though he will die in Egypt, his final resting place will be in Canaan
46-2: Jacob’s sacrifice at Beersheba reflects a mistaken understanding of God’s true nature
46-3: The genealogy in Genesis 46 was added in at a much later time
46-4: Understanding the method behind the Biblical genealogy madness!
46-5: In the Bible, the number 70 symbolizes fullness and totality
GENESIS CHAPTER 47
47-1: Why did Joseph only present five of his brothers to Pharaoh?
47-2: As Israel was just sojourning in Egypt, so are we just passing through the world
47-3: Pharaoh was blessed by Jacob the father because he had received Joseph the son
47-4: Jacob’s life teaches that ambition minus God is futile!
47-5: Egyptian hatred towards Israel begins here in Genesis 47
47-6: Understanding ancestor worship in the ancient Middle East
GENESIS CHAPTER 48
48-1: EL SHADDAI does NOT mean God Almighty!
48-2: The moment Jacob adopted Joseph’s sons, there were 14 tribes of Israel!
48-3: Understanding the link between Ephraim and the Gentiles
48-4: The reuniting of Ephraim with Judah is happening today!
48-5: Can gentile believers be considered spiritual Ephraim?
48-6: Who or what is a spiritual Jew?
48-7: Why has Joseph been restored in place of Ephraim in Revelations 7?
GENESIS CHAPTER 49
49-1: When is the END OF DAYS that Jacob talked about?
49-2: Reuben’s infidelity causes him to lose his firstborn blessing
49-3: Historically, Simeon and Levi were scattered but in opposite ways
49-4: Many Bibles mistranslate the word SHILOH
49-5: The biggest problem religious Jews face in proving who the Messiah is
49-6: How the Talmudic fable of Zebulun merchants supporting Issachar torah scholars arose
49-7: How the name DAN is connected to this tribe’s idolatrous history
49-8: Strongman Samson battled with the ancestors of today’s Palestinians.
49-9: How would ISIS fare against the Tribe of Gad?
49-10: How the tribe of Asher is an example of how we should NOT lead our lives
49-11: Yeshua began His ministry in the territory of Naphtali
49-12: How to have a life of great fruitfulness like Joseph did
49-13: How Joseph’s fruitfulness through Ephraim impacted the gentile world
49-14: How the tribe of Benjamin is responsible for the gospel reaching all the ends of the earth
49-15: Many Biblical expressions are based on beliefs connected to ancestor worship
GENESIS CHAPTER 50
50-1: Why did Joseph have his father embalmed which is an Egyptian death cult ritual?
50-2: Pharaoh was worried Joseph might not return to Egypt after burying his father
50-3: Joseph’s relationship with his brothers shows how guilt can poison our lives
50-4: Joseph, as his father did, requests that his final resting place be in Israel
50-5: The four foundational God principles established in Genesis