The Exodus

The book of Exodus picks up where Genesis left off. By means of God’s plan and providence, Jacob’s entire family is now in Egypt due to the events occurring in Joseph’s life. We begin with a brief survey of the Book of Exodus. The name Exodus comes from the Greek word meaning “exit” or “departure”. … More The Exodus


Joseph was the eleventh of Jacob’s twelve sons and was Rachel’s firstborn. Due to Jacob’s deep love for Rachel, Jacob had a special love for his son Joseph (Gen. 37:3). The story of Joseph spans from Genesis 37-50 and explains how God preserved this family (from which will come blessing) through Joseph. The life of … More Joseph


We now come to the third major character and that is Jacob, the second born child of Isaac and Rebekah.   Marriage After deceiving his father and infuriating his brother, Jacob leaves home and at his parent’s counsel seeks a wife from Paddan-aram from the house of Laban (Rebekah’s brother). This is similar to the … More Jacob


Isaac, the child the Lord promised to Abraham, continues the line in which God will fulfill the covenant promises of blessing made to Abraham. Isaac marries Rebekah and together they have twin sons, Jacob and Esau. The life of Isaac includes both faithfulness and failure. His faithfulness is seen in submission to his father (Gen. … More Isaac


The second major section of Genesis focuses on the beginnings and the establishment of the nation of Israel. There are four major individuals: Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph. The primary attention is on Abraham and the covenant God makes with him and his descendants (Gen. 12:1-3; 15:18-21). The Covenant God makes with Abraham is a … More Abraham