LESSON NOTES

Genesis 40:1-23

Genesis 40:1-4- Sometime while in prison an event took place that would lead to the promotion of Joseph to his destined position. Two officials of the king were thrown into Joseph=s prison. The cupbearer was an official who served drink to the king. He and the baker...

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Genesis 39:1-23

Genesis 39:1-6 - We now return to Joseph, who is the focal point of the remainder of the book of Genesis. Joseph had been sold by the Ishmaelites to Potiphar the Captain of Pharaoh's body guards. Joseph was an intelligent and personable young man and Potiphar...

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Genesis 38:1-30

Genesis 38 – This chapter chronicles the history of the seed of the Messiah through Judah. The story of the other brothers is noticeably absent, and the silence is due in large measure to their treatment of Joseph. With the loss of Joseph Jacob must have conferred the...

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Genesis 37:1-36

Genesis 37:1-4 This chapter begins with the assertion that Jacob like his father and grandfather, Abraham, lived as a sojourner or pilgrim in the land that was promised to them. We too are called to live in such a manner in order to be commended to God (Heb 11:8‑10)....

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Genesis 35:1-29

Genesis 35:1-4 - Following the events in Shechem it may have been that Jacob went to the Lord in prayer and confession of his failure and the failure of his family in their testimony to the people of Canaan. When God answered him, it was with instructions to move...

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Genesis 34:1-32

Genesis 34:1-4 - Ten years have elapsed and we now learn about the sad events surrounding the youngest child of Leah, Dinah. Dinah had to have been at least in her teens and her brothers at least in their twenties. While the text does not mention it there likely were...

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Genesis 27:11-46 – Jacob and Esau

Genesis 27:11-17 - While Jacob thought that the plan was just he had reservations. While he knew that the blessing belonged to him, he did not want his father to think him as one who deceives and be cursed instead of blessed if he is discovered. While the voices of...

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Genesis 24:1-49

Genesis 24:1 - This is a chapter that is so important in the unfolding plan of God. Abraham, knowing that the promised Seed would come from him, determines to select the right wife for his son Isaac. From Genesis 25:20 we know that Isaac was 40 years old when he...

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Genesis 23:1-18

Genesis 23:1-2 - Sarah was 127 years old when she was gathered to her ancestors. Sarah is the only woman whose age and death are reported in the Scriptures. This distinction may be do to her being honored as the mother of those who are of faith (1 Peter 3:6). They had...

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Genesis 17:1-20 Abraham

Genesis 17 - Genesis 16 ends with Abram at the age of 86 and chap. 17 begins thirteen years later when he is 99. For thirteen years Sara still is childless, having given up all hope of having a child she is now 89 years old. God had not forgotten His promise and now...

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