The book of beginnings, Genesis, is the foundation for all that is in the Bible. It is God telling us how everything came about and revealing for the first time his eternal plan for us through his only son Jesus. We are introduced to the Trinity, God the father, Jesus our Savior, and the Holy Spirit our teacher, as well as our adversary - Satan. The book is foundational in that if you don’t believe or accept Genesis 1:1, then all of scripture must simply be fiction written by man.
My approach to this study is unlike anything that I have previously done with respect to Genesis. I have incorporated everything that I have learned through years of study—and especially my dissertation research which led to earning a PhD in Archaeology and Biblical History. My dissertation focused on establishing the reality of Abraham as an actual, physical, person who interacted with God during the Middle Bronze Age. This study is the direct result of spending long hours over nine years reading, researching, and re-reading the book of Genesis. Additionally, the study also incorporates my experience traveling throughout the Holy Land—including Jordan—multiple times, both as a tour member and as a guide. Furthermore, my experiences excavating Tall el-Hammam, the site of biblical Sodom, are reflected in the lesson materials.
My approach to this study integrates years of PhD research, physical travel, and excavation, as well as on-going research at Veritas University, Trinity Southwest, on the destruction of Sodom. I have endeavored to provide information regarding life in the Middle Bronze Age that will help set the context for much of the book of Genesis, as well as to provide insight into the world of biblical criticism, and why the current and ongoing excavations at Tall el-Hammam are so important as Bible critics are challenged with real, hard, evidence.
- Lesson 1
- Introduction Part 1
- Lesson 2
- Introduction Part 2
- Lesson 3
- Before The Beginning Part 1
- Lesson 4
- Before The Beginning Part 2 — Our Eternal Home
- Lesson 5
- The Seven Days of Creation Part One — Days One Through Five
- Lesson 6
- The Seven Days of Creation Part Two — Day Six
- Lesson 7
- Mankind’s Purpose: Why Did Christ Create Us?