The Books of the Bible Participant's Journal - Page 8
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Purpose of Genesis
Introduces the presence of God
The story of the Bible: God’s plan is to reestablish his
Covenant: the mechanism of establishing the presence of God
Overview of Genesis
Genesis 1–11: How God’s presence was lost and how people
tried to regain it
Genesis 12–50: God’s counterinitiative in the covenant with
Themes of Genesis
Creation: God brings order. Why?
God orders creation to be a sacred space, so he can dwell
among his people.
Disorder: By eating of the tree of knowledge of good and evil,
we want to make ourselves like God.
God reestablishes order through the covenant.