Reference Range Subject Dispensation

Commentary

Genesis 1 - 2:3

Creation  Goodness  
vs 1-4
The first day
 

God created the heavens and the earth which was without form, and void.
Darkness was upon the face of the deep.
God created light to divide the light from the darkness.
He called the light day and the darkness night.
God noted the divisions of theday of creation by saying repeatedly, "And the evening and the morning were..."

vs 6-8
The second day
  God put firmament in the midst of the waters to divide the waters from the waters.
God called the firmament heaven.
vs 9-13
The third day
 

God gathered the waters under the heaven together in one place.
He let dry land appear
He called the dry land earth.
He called the waters Seas.
God had the earth bring forth

  • grass, herb yeilding seed after his kind
  • fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind
vs 14-19
The fourth day
 
  • God let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night
  • He let them be
    • for signs
    • for seasons
    • for days
    • for years
    • for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth
  • He made two great lights
    • the greater to rule the day
    • the lesser light to rule the night
  • He made the stars also
vs 20-23
The fifth day
 

God Said

  • Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life
    • God created great whales
    • every creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kink
  • the fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.
    • Every winged fowl after his kind
  • God blessed them, saying, be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the sea, and let fowl multiply in the earth.
vs 24-31
The sixth day
 

And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind,

  • cattle after their kind
  • creeping thing after his kind
  • beast of the earth after his kind (any living creature not otherwise defined)

God said,let us make man in our image, after our likeness

  • Let them have dominion
    • over the fish of the sea
    • over the fowl of the air
    • over the cattle
    • over all the earth
    • over the creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
  • God created he him; male and female created he them
    • God blessed them
    • he said unto them,
      • be fruitful and
      • multiply and
      • replenish the earth
      • subdue it
      • have dominion over the fish of the sea
      • over the fowl of the air
      • over every living thing that moveth upon the earth
    • God gave for them to be meat.
      • every herb bearing seed which is upon the face of the earth
      • of every tree, in which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed.
  • To every beast of the earth, to every fowl of the air, and to everything that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, he gave every green herb for meat.
vs 2:1-3
The seventh day   Genesis 2:1 Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.

Genesis 2:2 And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.

Genesis 2:3 And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.

Genesis 2:3 - 2:25 Adam and Eve
Innocence
 
Genesis 3:1 - 3:24

 

Sin
The Fall of Man into Sin
     Man's fall
     God judges
     Adam and Eve leave Eden
Genesis 4:1 - 4:26

Children of Adam and Eve
     Cain, Abel, Seth

Family  
Genesis 5     Genealogies of Cain and Seth
Genesis 6:1-7

 

  The sin and corruption of Man
Genesis 6:8-22     Noah, a man of faith, obeys God and builds the Ark
Genesis 7-8:22  
corruption
The universal judgment and flood over the earth
Genesis 9:1-17 The replenishing of man on the earth. The rule of righteousness by government The establishment of government and capital punishment, dietary changes, promise of the rainbow.
Genesis 9:18-19:32     The generations of the families of the sons of Noah.
Genesis 11 :1-9     Again the encompassing of man in sin and rebellion.
They refused to obey God in dispersing and filling the earth.
They built the city of Babel and the tower thereof.
This began the division of people by language and was the judgment of the human race for trying to stand as one people against the will of God.
Genesis 11:10-32 The generations from Shem to Abram
[superceded the rule by God]
This genealogy prepares for the introduction of Abram, to carry on the remembrance and worship of the Creator.
Genesis 12 The call of Abram and establishes a covenant with him A chosen nation and people who were to be separated unto God under a theocracy. These people were to keep the world in remembrance of the their creator and to be an object lesson as to the benefits of faith and losses resulting from disobedience.
Genesis 13     Abram and Lot
Genesis 14  
[later the rejected nation who wanted to be like the world and be ruled by kings who would be corrupted.]
Abram restores Sodom, Lot from war, and tithes to Melchizedek
Genesis 15     Abram is promised a son and reconfirms the covenant.
Genesis 16     Sarai gives Hagar to Abram and Ishmael is born.
Genesis 17     Abram is now called Abraham, for he would be the father of many nations. The covenant is renewed and circumcision is instituted
Genesis 18-19     Abraham intercedes for Sodom. Sodom is destroyed. Destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah
Genesis 20     Abraham, Sarah and Abimelech. Abraham fears Abimelech and denies Sarah is his wife, but Abimelech is rescued from sin with Sarah by the providence of God.
Genesis 21-22 Isaac  

Ch 21 - Hagar and Ishmael is cast forth. A covenant is made with Abemelech regarding the well of Beersheba.

Ch 22 - Abraham offers Isaac to be sacrifice, and the generations of Nahor to Rebeckah

Genesis 23     The death of Sarah and burial
Genesis 24     Abraham sends servant to get a wife for Isaac
Genesis 25 Jacob and Esau  

Sons of Abraham by Keturah.
Abraham dies at 175 years of age
The generations of Ishmael.
The birth of Esau and Jacob
Esau sells his birthright.

Genesis 26 [Isaac]   Because of famine, Isaac goes to Gerar.
God appears unto him at Beersheba and blesses him.
Abimelech's covenant with him. Esau's wives.
Genesis 27     Isaac plans to bless Esau.
Rebecca instructs Jacob how to steal the blessing.
Esau threatens Jacob's life.
Jacob flees to Laban
Genesis 28     Jacobs travels to Laban
Genesis 29    

Jacob meet Rachel
The marriage intrigue whereby he ends up marrying Leah and then Rachel because of Laban's deceit.
Leah's bearing of Reuben, Simeon, Levi and Judah.

Genesis 30    

Rachel gives Bilhah to Jacob who bears Dan and Naphtali
Zilpah bears Gad and Asher
Leah bears Issachar, Zebulun, and Dinah
Rachel bears Joseph
Jacobs changing relationships with Laban

Genesis 31     Jacob departs secretly from Laban.
Rachel's theft of her father's gods.
Laban's pursuit of Jacob and resulting covenant at Gaeed
Genesis 32-33    

Jacobs vision.
His encounter with Esau and deliverance.
His encounter with and angel.
His name change to Israel because he had power with God and men and prevailed.
Jacob & Esau's meeting
Jacob comes to succoth and buys a field to worship

Genesis 34     Dinah is defiled by a Shechem a son of Hamor the Hivite and the story of revenge by Jacob's sons.
Genesis 35    

God sends Jacob to Bethel.
His house is purged of idols.
Benjamin is born.
Rachel dies in childbirth
Isaac's death at 180 years old.

Genesis 36     Esau moves his family from Canaan to Mt Seir
Esau's heritage and geneologies.
Genesis 37 Joseph   Joseph is hated of his bretheren
Joseph's two dreams
Joseph is sold to Ishmaelites and taken to Egypt
Genesis 38 (  )   Judah's marriage
Judah takes wife for firstborn (and saga of Tamar)
Son born of Tamar
Genesis 39     Joseph made servant of Potiphar
When resists his Mistress's temptation he is falsely accused and sent to prison.
Keeper of prison looks favorably on him
Genesis 40    

Pharoah's butler and the baker put in prison
Their dreams and Joseph's their interpretations
Their restoral to Pharoah's house and the fulfillment of the dreams.

Genesis 41    

Pharoah has two dreams
The Butler tell of Josephs interpretations of dreams
Joseph raised from prison and made second to Pharoah.
Joseph prepares for the famine and has sons

Genesis 42-43    

Jacob sends his sons into Egypt to buy corn
They are imprisoned as spies, come before Joseph
Required to return with youngest brother or have no more.
Joseph makes feast for brethren

Genesis 44     Joseph's policy to hold Benjamin
Judah's humble supplication to Joseph
Genesis 45     Joseph reveals himself to his brethren
He comforts them
He sends for his father
Genesis 46     Jacob is comforted and goes to Egypt
The family is numbered
Joseph meets them
Genesis 47     Joseph presented five of his brethren and his father to Pharoah.
Pharoah gives them habitation and maintenance
All the land now falls to Pharoah except the Priests for reason of the famine.
Genesis 48     Jacob rehearses God's promise to him in the ears of his sons.
He blesses Joseph's sons.
Genesis 49     Jacob calls his sons together and give them their final charge with blessings and cursings.
He charges them concerning his burial.
Genesis 50    

Jacob dies at 110 years of age and is buried in the cave Machpelah with with his fathers.
Joseph and his bretheren go to Caanan in mourning to do so.
Upon return, his brethren beseech Joseph for mercy for their tresspass upon him.
Joseph comforts them and promises their care.
Joseph causes them to carry up his bones to the promised land after he dies.