Updated: Sep 19, 2022
There are 50 chapters in the book of Genesis.
Genesis starts with the beginning of time in 4004 BC.
There are 2,369 years of history in book of Genesis.
Genesis is the 2nd longest book of the bible.
Genesis is the first book of the Torah (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy make up the Torah - 5 books total).
Moses is the author of the book of Genesis.
Genesis (and the Old Testament) was written in Hebrew.
What year did the flood come? 2348 BC (the date that Noah and fam entered the ark).
What year did the flood end? 2347 BC
How long was Noah and his family in the ark? 1 year and 10 days.
How many people were on the ark? 8 (Noah, his sons, Shem, Ham, Japeth and all of their wives)
Day 1 – Light, naming it “day” and the darkness, “night”
Day 2 – The firmament, calling it heaven
Day 3 – The seas and dry land; grass, seed-bearing herbs and fruit trees
Day 4 – The sun, the moon, and the stars
Day 5 – Sea creatures and birds
Day 6 - Cattle, creeping things, beasts, man (male and female)
Day 7 – God rested
1-2 Creation (4004 BC)
3 First Sin
4. First Murder
5 Fathers & Sons
6 - 8 Noah (3000 BC) & the flood (2500 BC)
10 Fathers & Sons
11 Tower of Babel
12 Abraham (2000 BC)
Here is a worksheet to help quiz on the 7 days of creation as well as the book of Genesis.
All biblical doctrines, including the gospel itself, are ultimately rooted in the first book of the Bible.
God specially created everything in heaven and earth (Genesis 1:1).
God uniquely created man and woman in His image (Genesis 1:26–27).
Marriage consists of one man and one woman for life (Genesis 2:24).
The first man and woman brought sin into the world (Genesis 3:1–24).
From the beginning God promised a Messiah to save us (Genesis 3:15).
Death and suffering arose because of original sin (Genesis 3:16–19).
God sets society’s standards of right and wrong (Genesis 6:5–6).
The ultimate purpose of life is to walk with God (Genesis 6:9–10).
All people belong to one race—the human race (Genesis 11:1–9).
Notable People in Genesis
Adam & Eve Ch 1
Noah Ch 6
Issac Ch 21
Jacob Ch 25
Joseph Ch 30
For the older folks, we recommend signing up for the free Hillsdale online course entitled 'The Genesis Story: Reading Biblical Characters' that includes 29 minute lectures on each of the following:
Adam & Eve
Abraham, Sarah, & Hagar
Abraham and Issac
Jacob & Esau
Geographic Locations in the book of Genesis
Fertile Crescent (Genesis Ch 1-11)
Israel (Genesis Ch 12-36)
Egypt (Genesis Ch 37-50)
City of Ur - Ur is mentioned in the Book of Genesis (Genesis 11:28, Genesis 11:31, Genesis 15:7) several times. Ur is known as the birthplace of the Israelite and Ishmaelite patriarch Abraham. The location of Ur is highly debated. ; In 1862, Henry Rawlinson identified Ur Kaśdim with Tell el-Muqayyar, near Nasiriyah in southern Iraq. In 1927, Sir Leonard Woolley excavated the site and identified it as a Sumerian archaeological site where the Chaldeans were to settle around the 9th century BC (Woolley found cuniform tablets. with a flood story in the Gilgamesh epics similar to that in Genesis). Recent archaeology work has continued to focus on the location in Nasiriyah, where the ancient Ziggurat of Ur is located. Many other locations were proposed.
Most Recognized Genesis Stories from your Children's Bible
Adam & Eve
Noah & the Ark
Towel of Babel
God raining fire & destroying Sodom & Gomorah
Lot's wife turned into a pillar of salt when she turned back and looked at Sodom & Gomorah
Abram (Father Abraham had many sons, many sons had Father Abraham)
Coat of Many Colors
Code to Know
God renamed Abram to Abraham
God renamed Sarai to Sarah
God brought Enoch to heaven (he did not die)
Big Picture - Timeline of the Bible
Life of Abram
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