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The Main Events in the Book of Genesis
God created the heavens and the earth
God prepares a habitat for humans
Adam and Eve sin; God curses them
Cain kills Abel; Cain's descendents
Genealogy from Seth to Noah
God chooses Noah, rejects the rest
Noah, his family and the selected animals enter the ark; rain for 40 days and nights
The flood waters recede; God calls Noah and his family to leave the ark
God establishes the Rainbow covenant with Noah; God gives command about murder; Noah curses his son Ham and his grandson Canaan for an indecent act.
Genealogy of Noah's sons Shem, Ham and Japheth; Introduction of Nimrod
Nimrod convinces the people to build a tower in Babel; genealogy of Shem to Abram
God Calls Abram and promises to the world through him; goes to Canaan and Egypt
Abram and his nephew Lot separate; God reiterates his promise to Abram
Abram rescues Lot from captors; Abram is blessed by Melchizedek, King of Salem
Abram doubts God's promise; God reiterates his promise; Abram's faith counted as righteousness; God tells Abram that his descendants will be slaves in a foreign country for 400 years.
Abram's wife Sarai gives her maidservant Hagar to Abram; Hagar conceives Ishmael
After 13 years of silence, God renews his covenant with Abram and changes his name to Abraham which means father of many nations.
God visits Abraham and promises that Sarai will have a baby within one year; Sarai's name is changed to Sarah; God pronounces judgement on Sodom and Gomorrah; Abram intercedes for Lot
God destroys Sodom and Gomorrah; Lot escapes with his daughters but his wife dies.
Abraham moves his family to the Negev; lies about Sarah; Abimelech the king of Gerar takes Sarah into his harem, but God curses this people.
Sarah gives birth to Isaac; Ishmael and Hagar are sent away
God calls Abraham to sacrifice Isaac; Abraham obeys; God provides a ram as substitute for Isaac
Abraham's wife Sarah dies; Abraham buys a field and cave in Canaan to bury Sarah
Abraham sends his servant back to his extended family to find a wife for his son Isaac; Excellent portrayal of prayer; Rebekah agrees to become Isaac's wife.
Abraham marries other wives; Abraham dies and is buried with Sarah; Ishmael dies; after 20 years of prayer Rebekah bears two sons Esau and Jacob; Esau sells his birthright to Jacob for a bowl of stew.
Another famine in Canaan, Isaac moves his family among the Philistines; God passes his promise to Abraham on to his son Isaac; Isaac lies to the Philistines about Rebekkah; Isaac's servants quarrel with the Philistines over wells; Isaac agrees to a covenant with the Philistines.
Jacob steals Esau's blessing; Esau plots to kill Jacob
Jacob flees from Esau; God appears to Jacob in a dream while at Bethel; God promises to bless Jacob with the same blessing he gave Abraham and Isaac.
Jacob falls in love with Rachel; Jacob works seven years to marry Rachel; Rachel's dad Laban (Jacob's uncle) deceives Jacob and makes him marry Rachel's older sister Leah; Jacob works seven more years for Rachel; Leah bares four sons Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah.
Jacob has more sons and daughters through Leah, Bilhah (Rachel's servant), Zilpah (Leah's servant), and finally Rachel who was barren until she gave birth to Joseph. Jacob serves his uncle/father-in-law and increases his own wealth as well.
Jacob flees from Laban; Laban pursues Jacob; and they make a pact.
Jacob prepares to meet his brother Esau; Jacob wrestles with God.
Jacob meets his brother Esau; Jacob and his family settle in Shechem; Jacob sets up an altar and calls it El Elohe Israel which means God, the God of Israel.
The prince in Shechem rapes Dinah (Jacob's daughter); Jacob's sons plot and kill all the men of Shechem in revenge.
God calls Jacob back to Bethel, passes the promise of Isaac and Abraham to Jacob, and Jacob's name is changed to Israel. Rachel gives birth to Benjamin in Ephrath Bethlehem and dies there; Isaac dies and is buried in the tomb as Abraham and Leah.
The Genealogy of Esau.
Joseph's two dreams about ruling over his family; Joseph's brother sell him into slavery; Joseph is bought by Potipher, one of Pharoah's officials in Egypt.
Judah is tricked by his daughter-in-law Tamar.
The Lord blesses Joseph's efforts and Potiphar puts Joseph in charge of his whole estate. Potiphar's wife makes pass at Joseph; Joseph refuses and Potiphar's wife has him thrown in jail.
Joseph interprets the dreams of Pharoah's cupbearer and baker.
Joseph interprets the Pharoah's dreams; Joseph is made prime minister of Egypt.
Joseph's brothers go to Egypt to buy grain. Joseph's brothers do not recognize him. Joseph deceives his brothers, captures Simeon, and insists his brothers bring Benjamin to Egypt.
Joseph's brothers return to Egypt with Benjamin to buy more grain. Joseph his brothers dine with him in his home.
Joseph deceives his brothers again. Judah confesses his sins about selling Joseph into slavery.
Joseph reveals himself to his brothers.
Jacob goes to Egypt with his whole clan.
Jacob and his family (Joseph's father and brothers) settle in the Egyptian region called Goshen. Joseph enslaves the people to Pharoah.
Jacob blesses Joseph's two sons Manasseh and Ephraim.
Jacob pronounces blessings on his sons.
Jacob dies and is buried in the cave in Machpelah with Abraham, Isaac, and his wife Leah. Joseph reassures his brothers. Joseph dies and makes his brothers promise to take his bones to the Promised Land.