Saturday, September 15, 2007

Genesis: Outlines

Here are several outlines of Genesis that work from differing perspectives.

LITERARY OUTLINE
Narrative – Genesis 1-48
Poetry – Genesis 49
Epilogue – Genesis 50

Outline of Beginnings
1. Genesis 1-11 – Beginning of the Nations
Creation – In the beginning God (Genesis 1:1)
Individual Sin – Now the serpent (Genesis 3:1)
Corporate Sin – Now the whole world (Genesis 11:1)
Redemption – Now the Lord (Genesis 12:1)
2. Genesis 12-50 – Beginning of the Chosen Nation
a. Abraham (Genesis 12-25:18)
b. Isaac (Genesis 25:19-27)
c. Jacob (Genesis 28-36)
d. Joseph (Genesis 37-50)

OUTLINE OF FOURS – 4 events, 4 persons
CREATION (Genesis 1 - 2)
FALL (Genesis 3 - 5)
FLOOD (Genesis 6 - 9)
BABEL (Genesis 10 - 11:9)
ABRAHAM (Genesis 11:10 - 25:18)
(Pivot Point is Genesis 12; foundation of our missionary God’s program to bring salvation to all peoples)
ISAAC (25:19 – 27)
JACOB (28 - 36:43)
JOSEPH (37:1 - 50:26)

Moses organized Genesis around a concept of the GENEERATIONS:
1. Beginning of Generations (1:1-2:3)
2. Heaven & Earth (2:4-4:26)
3. Adam (5:1-6:8)
4. Noah (6:9-9:29)
5. Sons of Noah (10:1-11:9)
6. Shem (11:10-26)
7. Terah (11:27-25:11)
8. Ishmael (25:12-18)
9. Isaac (25:19-35:29)
10. Esau (36:1-37:1)
11. Jacob (37:2-50:26)