Genesis 1-11 Research Paper

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DISCUSSION ASSIGNMENT 2 GOD’S ANSWER TO SIN Discuss the relationship of Genesis 12-50 to Genesis 1-11. Genesis 1-11 presents an overwhelmingly pessimistic picture of humanity's moral failure. Once sin entered the world, it spread so rapidly it was impossible to contain. Genesis 12-50 begins to address the sin problem. Beginning with Abram's call in Genesis 12:1-3, the Bible now introduces the solution to the world's sinful dilemma. The faithful obedience of a single individual becomes a powerful instrument in God's hands. The Book of Genesis opens the Hebrew Bible with the story of creation. God, creates the heavens and the earth, he creates the world by speaking into the darkness and calling into being light, sky, land, vegetation, and living creatures over the course of six days. Each day, he pauses to…show more content…
God gets angry and destroys the tower. He scatters the people across the earth by confusing their common language, thus forever dividing humankind into separate nations. God’s relationship with Abram begins by setting him apart with a promise in Genesis 12:1-3. It has a covenant structure. God’s rule obligated himself to Abram while assigning him a task: Abram was to leave his father’s house in Ur, a city of the Chaldeans and his father’s birthplace, and Yahweh would show him where to go. The promise included: a land; a blessing of fruitfulness and dominion; a great name; mercy along with all those who bless him and those who disdain him will be judged; this shows God’s absolute power over human history. Eventually Abraham had Isaac and Isaac had Jacob and then Jacob had 12 sons and his favorite son was Joseph. He gave him the coat of many colors and then shortly after that Joseph had two dreams that he shared with his brothers. Joseph’s brothers sell him into slavery and Joseph through a
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