Author:  Moses   Christ confirmed it   John 7:19, 5:46-47

7:19 _________________________________________




Genesis is the book of beginnings

            Exodus is the book of redemption for Israelites

Chap 1-2 – New generation; New pharaoh

The persecution of God’s people

The preparation of God’s prophet

Chap 3-4       Moses’ Selection

Appears, Appoints, Answers, Assures

Chap 5-10        Dealing with Pharaoh

Command Conflict Compromise

Chap 11-13  A Picture of Christ’s Redemption





Summarize the story of Exodus in your own words:





















Chap 14-15

Fear to Faith to Praising in Triumph to Complaining!

Chap 16

Manna – the story of Christ – Who He is


How He came


What we must do with Him


Chap 17-18    water from a rock; warfare with an enemy; wisdom

Chap 19-20  the Law

Caring for servants, compensating personal injuries, protecting personal property, respecting humanity, dispensing justice, celebrating holy times, conquering the Promised Land

Chap 24        Confirming the covenant, Seeing the Lord

Chap 25        Offerings in the sanctuary, Ark of the Covenant,

table of showbread, golden lampstand

Chaps 26-27            Curtains, frame work, veils, bronze altar, court of the tabernacle, oil for golden lampstand



Chap 28        Ephod, breastplate, robe of ephod, royal crown, garments of te priests

Chap 29        Ceremony, sacrifices, burnt offerings/

Chap 30        Praying people, grateful people, cleansed people,

anointed people

Chap 31        Ability to work, responsibility not to work

Chap 32-34  Moses – Intercessor, Mediator, Worshipper

Chap 35-40  People bring gifts, gifted people offer services,

The Lord gives his Glory


          Above all, else perhaps, in the Book of Exodus is the story of redemption.

God redeemed His people from their slavery to the worldly captivity to a ‘satan’ in Pharaoh and He did it through the death of the first born male, both it and the lamb were pictures of Christ. The symbolism of so much of Exodus is rich and full of the story of God’s grace; one cannot read it without coming away and seeing the story of Messiah throughout.

Once redeemed, God provides, His people worship, and have life in Him as He brings them onward to the Promised Land..



In the beginning… Probably one of the most remembered book beginnings ever; it is a fitting beginning for this study. Some critics argue that because Genesis does not have an ‘internal’ testimony by Moses that he is the author that it is an anonymous work. However, the Bible authors testify to Moses’ authorship (Mk. 12:26, Lk 24:27; Jn 1:45; Ro. 10:5; 2 Co. 3:15). He may have written some during the forty years he spent tending his father Jethro’s flocks and other sections that refer specifically to the history of the migration, of course, were written during or sometime shortly after the events.

Genesis is the compilation of verbal stories shared for centuries that reveal God’s interaction with His creation from the beginning of time through the time of Joseph’s reign in Egypt, 400 years before the birth of Moses and story of the Exodus began.

The stories contained in Genesis:


            The FLOOD









The stories and their plots

CREATION and the Fall

                                    An Introduction of God:

His Omnipotence

His Trinity

His Creativity

His Love of His Creation

His Holiness

An introduction of the antagonist of the entire plan of God – Satan

God’s protection of those He loves

Introduction of God’s redemptive plan in history in his cursing of Satan and prophecy that Christ would crush him


God’s holiness

The sinfulness of man

God’s protection of His people

God’s omnipotence




Man’s unwillingness to follow God’s commands (even after being miraculously saved and seeing God’s limitless power)

The beginning of multiple languages and the spread of mankind across the world


Introduction of Abraham and God’s Covenant

Introduction of God’s plan of salvation that the Savior would come through Abraham’s lineage for all the nations (races) of the world including Jews and Gentiles


Testimony of God’s Faithfulness by Isaac’s birth

Visual display of God’s plan of salvation through the substitutionary gift of a ram to take Isaac’s place as a sacrifice

The testimony to what would be millennia of fighting between Arabs (descendants of Ishmael) and Jew’s (descendants of Isaac)

Isaac and Rebekah have twins – Esau and Jacob, Esau technically the eldest yet Jacob eventually steals his birthright as the eldest son





Jacob has a dream at Beth el where God shows him angels ascending and descending to heaven. God re-affirms the promise made to Abraham about His plan to bless them and give them the land where Jacob was traveling

During a time of contact with the pre-incarnate Christ, Jacob is renamed by God as ISRAEL.

Jacob has many children between his two wives, Leah and Rachel and their maids. The ten sons become the leaders of the Ten Tribes of Israel, Joseph being the youngest.


After the death of his mother, Joseph has a dream where his brothers bow down before him. Jacob loved Joseph more than his other sons and had made for him a special coat of many colors. Jealousy was high. He later dreamt that both his brothers and his father bowed before him. His brothers, angry at him vowed to kill him but Reuben arranged rather for him to be sold in to slavery, which took him to Egypt.

While in Egypt, Joseph did very well in the house of an official until the official’s wife tried to seduce him and he refused. She then she claimed he had tried to rape her. Joseph went to prison.



hThe  Bible says that God was with him while he was there. God did not take him out of prison for several years, until just the right time with the right Pharaoh in charge etc.

In prison Joseph’s work was so good the jailer actually had him working all around the grounds to which he did not have access.

He eventually explained the dreams of two men in prison and he gave all the glory to God for the ability to do that. It was that event which eventually got Joseph removed from prison and working in the Pharaoh’s household where again God made Joseph to prosper.

God orchestrated all the events that made Joseph the second highest in the kingdom so that during a terrible famine not only could Egypt survive, but all of the new ‘Nation of Israel’ which was his father, brothers and all their families. Joseph’s dreams were fulfilled and eventually the family was reconciled.

Because the famine was so severe, Joseph sent for  the rest of the family to Egypt which although protecting them during Josephs lifetime, it led to Israel’s captivity for nearly four hundred years anticipating the birth and emancipation by Moses led by God.






The book of Genesis ends with Joseph’s death.


            Each sub-plot within the main plot of the book of Genesis involves in some way God showing who He is, His methods, His holiness and how He orchestrates the events of life to bring about His purpose. The paths of His believers are seldom luxurious or soft but according to his rewards for his faithfulness there will be no lack of joy!