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
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Lesson 2
Introduction Part 2
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Lesson 3
Before The Beginning Part 1
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Lesson 4
Before The Beginning Part 2 — Our Eternal Home
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Lesson 5
The Seven Days of Creation Part One — Days One Through Five
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Lesson 6
The Seven Days of Creation Part Two — Day Six
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Lesson 7
Mankind’s Purpose: Why Did Christ Create Us?
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Lesson 8
"Let us make mankind in our image"
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Lesson 9
Living in The Garden
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Lesson 10
The Fall of Man Part 1
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Lesson 11
The Fall of Man Part 2
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Lesson 12
Ruling Over Sin, The Story of Cain and Abel Part 1
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Lesson 13
Ruling Over Sin, The Story of Cain and Abel Part 2
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Lesson 14
Chronology and Ancestry
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Lesson 15
The Beginning of the End of the Beginning
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Lesson 16
The Flood Part 1: Noah and The Ark, Genesis 6:9-22
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Lesson 17
The Flood Part 2: The Survivors
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Lesson 18
Sin and The New World, Genesis 9:1-28
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Lesson 19
Shem, Ham, and Japheth, and The Table of Nations; Genesis 10
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Lesson 20
The Tower of Babel, Genesis 11:1-9
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Lesson 21
Before the Call of Abraham Part 1
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Lesson 22
Before the Call of Abraham Part 2
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Lesson 23
The Call of Abraham
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Lesson 24
Abram in Canaan
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Lesson 25
Abram in Egypt
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Lesson 26
Abram and Lot Separate
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Lesson 27
Abram Rescues Lot
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Lesson 28
The Lord’s Covenant with Abram - Genesis 15
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Lesson 29
The Story of Hagar and Ishmael - Genesis 16
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Lesson 30
The Covenant of Circumcision – Genesis 17
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Lesson 31
The Three Visitors – Genesis 18:1-15
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Lesson 32
Judgment on Sodom and Gomorrah – Genesis 18:16-33
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Lesson 33
Life in The City of Sodom – Genesis 19:12
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Lesson 34
The Coming Destruction of Sodom, Gomorrah, and the Cities of the Plain — Genesis 19:1-23
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Lesson 35
The Destruction of Sodom, Gomorrah, and the Cities of the Plain
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Lesson 36
The Aftermath

Lesson 37
"She Is My Sister"— Genesis 20:1-18
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Lesson 38
Genesis 21: Isaac is Born; Hagar and Ishmael Sent Away
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Lesson 39
Genesis 21 (Cont’d): The Biblical Critics and The Philistines

Lesson 40
Genesis 22:1-18: Abraham is Tested
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Lesson 41
Genesis 23:1-20 — The Death of Sarah
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Lesson 42
Genesis 24:1-67 — Isaac Takes a Wife
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Lesson 43
Genesis 25:1-34 — Isaac and Rebekah
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Lesson 44
A Scorecard: The Chronology of Genesis 25-50
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Lesson 45
The Twins
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Lesson 46
Jacob Takes a Wife…or Two
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Lesson 47
Jacob Leaves Laban’s
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Lesson 48
Jacob Gets a Name Change
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Lesson 49
The Twins Are Reunited
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Lesson 50
Genesis 34: Jacob’s Daughter Defiled

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Genesis 35: Jacob Gets A New Name
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Lesson 52
Genesis 36: The Descendants of Esau

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Genesis 37: Joseph’s Dreams
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Lesson 54
Joseph Travels with A Caravan

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Genesis 39: Joseph and Potiphar’s Wife
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Lesson 56
Genesis 40: The Cupbearer and The Baker
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Lesson 57
Genesis 41:1-40 Joseph and The Pharaoh’s Dreams
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Lesson 58
Genesis 41:41-57 Joseph the Overseer

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Genesis 42:1-38 Joseph’s Brothers Come to Egypt

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Genesis 43:1-34 The Second Journey to Egypt

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Genesis 44:1-34 A Silver Cup in a Sack

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Genesis 45:1-28 Joseph Makes Himself Known

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Genesis 46:1-34 Jacob Goes to Egypt
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Lesson 64
Genesis 47:1-31 The Family Settles in Egypt

Lesson 65
Genesis 49:29-50:26 The End of the Beginning/DD>
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