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Title: The Book of Genesis: Perspectives

The Book of GenesisPerspectives
  • Chapters 42-50
  • Life of Joseph Salvation

  • WinGS potluck Thursday, March 4 after class in
    the Family Center.
  • Girlfriends at West Side Gab Grab Friday,
    March 5, 630 PM, at the Family Center. Ladies
    are asked to bring kitchen decorative items (no
    clothes) and 2.00 for pizza. Items not grabbed
    will be donated to the LST garage sale in April.
  • The Ben Janelle/ Josh Harrell Servant Group will
    host a food giveaway and breakfast Saturday,
    March 6, from 800-1100 AM, at the Family
    Center. They are collecting canned food and
    non-perishables. A box is in the foyer for
    supplies. They still need lots of food.
  • Church Planting in Hector
  • We are trying to help with planting the church in
    Hector beginning this Saturday.
  • We will prepare the pavilion for use and knock
    doors to invite people to come. All help is
  • Notes on place of meeting Hector will not allow
    the church to use a community building
    temporarily, so a pavilion is going to be used.
    They will rent a building when funds are
    available. We are also looking into the
    possibility of using temporary classrooms for a
    meeting place when land can be found.
  • Needed items for cleanup Saturday rakes,
    brooms, moving dolly, cleaning rags, a pickup and
    a couple of strong backs, etc.
  • Long term items
  • Generator and lights until a permanent place of
    worship can be acquired.
  • Donations to help with start up costs.
  • Contacts Randy and June Gray or Dan Lightfoot

Prayer List
  • Kay Armstrong recuperating at home after a
    short stay in the hospital this past weekend.
  • Mildred Bailey St. Marys 384 after surgery
    for a broken hip.
  • Mary Baker recuperating at her daughter, Loris
    home, in Charleston, after falling and breaking 4
    ribs March 1.
  • Nadine Jones shoulder replacement March 4,
    Surgery Center, Maumelle.
  • Glenn Homes foot surgery March 5, at St.
  • Sue Martinelli transferred to St. Vincents, in
  • Sympathy to Linda Harrell in the loss of her
    mother, Eula Forbis, who passed away Tuesday,
    March 2. A graveside service is March 5, 200 PM,
    in Ozark, MO.
  • Sympathy to Connie Parchman in the loss of her
    father, Bennie Ross, who passed away Wednesday,
    March. The funeral will be in Rosenberg, TX.

Week Date Topic
1 09 Dec 09 Introduction and the Creation 11-225 (Ben)
2 16 Dec 09 The Fall 31-532
3 23 Dec 09 Elder Selection Discussion (Herb)
4 30 Dec 09 The Flood 61-929
5 06 Jan 10 Table of Nations/Tower of Babel 101-119
6 13 Jan 10 Life of Abraham Part 1 1110-1616
7 20 Jan 10 Life of Abraham Part 2 17-23 251-10
8 27 Jan 10 Life of Isaac 24 2511-2635
9 03 Feb 10 Life of Jacob 271-3155
10 10 Feb 10 Jacob and Esau 321-3643
11 17 Feb 10 Life of Joseph Corruption 371-3830
12 24 Feb 10 Life of Joseph Exaltation 391-4157
13 03 Mar 10 Life of Joseph Salvation 421-5025
Week Date Topic
1 10 Mar 10 Exodus Transitions An Introduction
2 17 Mar 10 Gods Preparation of Israel Exodus 1-4 (Alternate)
3 24 Mar 10 Gods Sovereignty Exodus 5-11
4 31 Mar 10 Gods Redemption Exodus 121-1316
5 07 Apr10 Gods Completion Exodus 1317-1521
6 14 Apr 10 Gods Instructions to Israel Exodus 1522-1827
7 21 Apr 10 Mosaic Covenant Exodus 191-2411
8 28 Apr 10 Dwelling Among His People Exodus 2412-3118
9 05 May 10 Breaking/Renewing the Covenant Exodus 32-34
10 12 May 10 Senior Blessing Night No classes
11 19 May 10 Israels Worship Exodus 35-40 (Alternate)
12 26 May 10 New Testament Implications (Alternate)
13 02 Jun 10 Exodus Transitions A Summary
Todays Objectives
  • Provide a review of last weeks lesson
  • Review historical maps
  • Provide a summary of Genesis 42-50
  • Learn about the severity of the famine and how it
    impacts Canaan
  • Learn why Jacob sends his sons to Egypt for grain
    and unknowingly meet Joseph
  • See how Joseph reveals himself to his brothers
  • Learn about Jacob and Josephs death
  • Transition into Exodus

Last week
  • Provided a summary of Genesis 39-41
  • Learned how Potiphars wife seduces Joseph and
    Joseph ended up in prison after her false
  • Learned about Josephs ability to interpret
    dreams, including the Pharaohs dreams
  • Learned about the famine and how Joseph led the
    Pharaohs efforts to avert the crisis
  • Learned about Josephs wife and two sons

  • Bible scholars attribute Genesis to Moses
  • Inspired by God, Moses was the human instrument
    through which God spoke
  • Also attributed to writing the first five books
    of the bible
  • Date of writing
  • Uncertain
  • Probably between 1500-1400 BC
  • Spans more time than any other book of the Bible
  • Approximately 2370 years, more time than the
    other 65 books combined
  • Oldest and most detailed record of ancient
    history in existence

  • Bereshith
  • Hebrew name for the book meaning in the
  • Septuagint
  • Oldest Greek translation of the OT, around 270 BC
  • Torah
  • Hebrew word for the law, refers to the first
    five books
  • Pentateuch
  • Greek name for the first five books of the OT
  • Dead Sea Scrolls
  • Ancient manuscripts found in 1947 contain parts
    of all books of the OT except Esther, confirming

Children of Jacob (301-24)
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Genesis 42 Summary
  • Story of Joseph and his brothers
  • Joseph has become one of the most powerful men in
    Egypt through Gods work
  • Control the entire food reserves of Egypt as well
    as the entire region
  • Famine is ongoing and has affected Canaan
  • Josephs brothers travel to Egypt to obtain food
    however, unknowingly meet Joseph who teaches them
    a lesson

Famine in Canaan (421-17)
  • Jacob (Israel) and his family are significantly
    impacted by the famine (v. 1-6)
  • Even though they are in Canaan
  • Jacob hears about grain available in Egypt
  • Jacobs ten sons depart for Egypt to buy grain,
    but Benjamin stays back
  • Jacobs sons arrive in Egypt (v. 7-18)
  • Joseph sees his brothers, but they do not
    recognize him
  • Joseph questions his brothers motives
  • They related the truth to Joseph, save one minor
    detail, that of Josephs demise
  • Joseph puts them in jail as spies for three days

Travel Back to Canaan (4218-38)
  • Josephs charge to his brothers (v. 18-24)
  • Joseph voices his commitment to God (eloheem)
  • Sends all but one back to Canaan, ordered to
    return with Benjamin (younger of Rachels two
  • Brothers begin bickering in Hebrew, but Joseph
    could understand them
  • Keeps Simeon
  • They depart for Canaan (v. 24-38)
  • Joseph has their bags filled with grain, but puts
    their silver back in the bag, unknown to them
  • They relate the story to Jacob, and discover the
  • Jacob does not want send Benjamin back with them

Genesis 43 Summary
  • Famine continues in Canaan
  • Grain supplies continue to be reduced
  • Jacob wants to send his sons back to Egypt to
    obtain more grain
  • His sons travel to Egypt
  • Jacob agrees to send Benjamin
  • They dine with Joseph in his house

Return to Egypt (431-16)
  • Jacob decides the brothers need to travel back to
    Egypt (v. 1-5)
  • Judah warns him of the consequences if Benjamin
    does not return with them
  • Jacob agrees to send Benjamin with them (v. 6-14)
  • Judah guarantees Benjamins safe return
  • Judah has them take the choicest of gifts along
    with the silver originally put in the bags
  • Brothers depart (v. 15-16)
  • Arrive in Egypt and present themselves to Joseph
  • Joseph orders up a feast for his brothers

At Josephs House (4317-34)
  • Brothers arrive at Josephs house (v. 17-23)
  • They are frightened, thought they would be
  • Met by a servant, calms their fears
  • Dinner with Joseph (v. 24-34)
  • Joseph asks about Jacob, learns he is still alive
  • Joseph is deeply touched by Benjamins presence
  • He weeps, but composes himself
  • Food is served
  • Hebrews and Egyptians eat separately
  • Benjamins portion was five times that of the

Genesis 44 Summary
  • Dinner at Josephs house concludes
  • Joseph sends them off with food and grain
  • Also orders that one of his silver cups be placed
    in Benjamins sack as a trick
  • Joseph sends a search party after them
  • Finds the cup in Benjamins sack
  • Decides to keep Benjamin as a prisoner
  • Brothers become distraught

Josephs Trick (441-33)
  • Joseph instructs his servants to put a silver cup
    in Benjamins sack (v. 1-3)
  • Part of his plan to keep Benjamin with him
  • The brothers, with Benjamin, depart
  • Joseph servants catch up with them and search for
    the silver cup (v. 4-11)
  • If anyone is caught with it, they agree to become
    his slave
  • Of course, they find it in Benjamins bag
  • Judah, whose neck is on the line, tries to cut a
    deal with Joseph and remain back in Benjamins
    place (v. 12-33)

Genesis 45 Summary
  • Joseph makes himself know to his brothers
  • Relates the story since he was sold to the
    Ishmaelite traders
  • Brothers travel back to Canaan to notify Jacob

Joseph Reveals Himself (451-15)
  • Joseph reveals his true identity (v. 1-3)
  • Only lets his brothers know
  • However, his loud weeping is overheard by the
    Egyptians, Pharaohs household hears about it
  • Joseph relates Gods plan to his brothers (v.
  • Famine would continue in the land for five more
  • Not his brothers who sent him to Egypt, but God
  • He instructs his brothers to return to their
    father and relate Josephs story (v. 9-15)

Travel Back to Canaan (4516-28)
  • News to Josephs brothers pleases the Pharaoh (v.
  • Josephs brothers would receive the best of the
    land if they return to Egypt
  • Josephs brothers depart (v. 20-25)
  • Told not to quarrel on the way
  • Given clothes, livestock, money
  • Arrive in Canaan (v. 26-28)
  • Relate the story of Joseph to Jacob, who is
  • Jacob wants to see Joseph before he dies

Genesis 46 Summary
  • Jacob travels to Egypt
  • God reconfirms his promise to Jacob
  • Joseph meets his father

Reunited (461-34)
  • God renews his promise with Jacob (v. 1-4)
  • Do not fear traveling to Egypt
  • Will Jacob a great nation there
  • Will be with Jacob in Egypt
  • Jacob travels to Egypt (v. 5-27)
  • 70 members of his family make the journey, not
    counting their wives
  • Jacob and Joseph reunited (v. 28-34)
  • In the land of Goshen
  • Discusses his meeting with the Pharaoh

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Genesis 47 Summary
  • Joseph presents his family to the Pharaoh
  • Josephs interaction with the Egyptians during
    the famine
  • Jacob asks to be buried in Canaan

Brothers in Egypt (471-31)
  • Joseph and Jacob before Pharaoh (v. 1-10)
  • Relates their story
  • Jacob is 130 years old at the time
  • Jacob blesses the Pharaoh
  • Jacob and his family settle on land provided by
    Pharaoh (v. 11-12)
  • Joseph must deal with the continued famine,
    ultimately causing people to sell themselves into
    slavery (v. 13-26)
  • Jacob lives in Goshen 17 years, being 147 (v.

Genesis 48 Summary
  • Joseph visits Jacob who is about to die
  • Jacob blesses Josephs sons
  • Prophesizes about Josephs two sons
  • Jacob puts Ephraim ahead of Manasseh

Jacobs Blessing (481-22)
  • Jacob becomes sick (v. 1-7)
  • Relates Gods blessing to Joseph
  • Manasseh and Ephraim are there as well
  • 1 Chron 51 relates that the birthright was given
    to Joseph
  • Jacob blesses Manasseh and Ephraim (v. 8-20)
  • Ephraim received the blessing first, much to
    Josephs dismay
  • Jacob reassures Joseph that God will be with him
    (v. 21-22)
  • Joseph would receive twice the blessing of his

Genesis 49 Summary
  • In chapter 48, we saw Jacob bestow blessings and
    prophecies upon Josephs sons
  • In this chapter, we see Jacob prophesy about his
    12 sons
  • Jacob relates each sons past to their future

Jacobs Blessing/Levi (491-4)
  • Jacob gathers all of his sons (v. 1-2)
  • Jacob was close to death
  • Reuben (v. 3-4)
  • He should have received the birthright, double
  • However, he sinned against his father (Gen 3522)
  • Reuben birthright was split between Joseph
    (double inheritance) and Judah (right of
  • His line would not excel no king, judge, prophet
    born of him

Simeon, Levi, and Judah (495-12)
  • Simeon and Levi (v. 5-7)
  • Jacob has nothing good to say about Simeon and
  • Violent and wicked (Gen 3425)
  • Divided and scattered
  • Simeon allotted land within the tribe of Judah
    (Josh 191)
  • Levi not given its own territory (Josh 21)
  • Judah (v. 8-12)
  • Receives the leadership portion of the birthright
  • Would receive praise
  • Indications of Christ
  • Scholar references to Is 631, Rev 1916

Issachar, Dan, and Gad (4914-19)
  • Issachar (v. 14-15)
  • Would receive a pleasant land
  • Become satisfied to the point of being immovable
  • Dan (v. 16-18)
  • Would judge his people as a tribe of Israel
  • Samson was from this tribe (Jud 13)
  • First tribe to bring idolatry to Israel (Jud
  • Not mentioned in Rev 74-8, list of twelve tribes
  • Gad (v. 19)
  • Remained on the east side of the Jordan, was
    often attacked

Asher, Naphtali, Joseph, Benjamin (4920-27)
  • Asher (v. 20)
  • Allotted coastal lands, near Tyre
  • Naphtali (v. 21)
  • A deer let loose, given to good words
  • Deborah was from this tribe (Jud 4-5)
  • Joseph (v. 22-26)
  • Perseveres, upright
  • Blessing of Joseph would exceed that of Abraham
    and Isaac
  • Benjamin (v. 27)
  • Like a wolf with great strength (Jud 514, 1916,

Jacobs Death (4928-33)
  • Jacob nearing death has gathered his sons (v. 28)
  • Issues a charge to them regarding his death (v.
  • To be buried in the cave in the field of Ephron
    the Hittite
  • Which Abraham had purchased
  • Abraham and Sarah were buried there
  • Isaac and Rebekah were buried there
  • Leah was buried there
  • Jacob dies (v. 33)

Genesis 50 Summary
  • Jacobs burial
  • Josephs brother seeks a pardon
  • Josephs death

Josephs Death (501-26)
  • Burial preparations and mourning for Jacob (v.
  • Joseph asks for permission from the Pharaoh to
    bury his father in Canaan (v. 4-6)
  • Joseph goes to Canaan (v. 7-14)
  • Jacobs entire family accompany Joseph to Canaan
  • As well as representatives of the Pharaoh
  • Josephs brothers ask for his forgiveness (v.
  • Joseph forgives his brothers, seeing it as God
  • Romans 828
  • Joseph dies in Egypt (v. 22-26)
  • 110 years, prophecy in v. 24 about the coming

  • Provided a review of last weeks lesson
  • Reviewed historical maps
  • Provided a summary of Genesis 42-50
  • Learned about the severity of the famine and how
    it impacts Canaan
  • Learned why Jacob sends his sons to Egypt for
    grain and unknowingly meet Joseph
  • Saw how Joseph was revealed to his brothers
  • Learned about Jacob and Josephs death
  • Transition into Exodus next week
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