An animated walk through of Genesis 12 – 50
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God makes a promise to a man named Abram that all nations of the earth will be blessed through his family. The second half of the book of Genesis follows this man's family for four generations.

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Tim Mackie is a Pastor of Door of Hope church and a Professor at Western Seminary.

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34 thoughts on “The Book of Genesis Overview – Part 2 of 2

  1. “Jacob devised a plan to steal the blessing.’ 2:23 

    This is not true. It was his mother’s idea, Rebecca, to steal the blessing from Esau. 

    It is important to not simply paraphrase scripture in order to more easily explain the story. There is a lot God can teach us through the story of Jacob and Esau.

    • Well he is right. He really didn’t steal the blessing. Esau swore by God to give it to him. So he didn’t steal it, plus Esau, you could argue didn’t deserve it. The bible depicts Esau to, despite being the first born, would transgress tradition and law. Hence by authority of the father(both earthly and divine), the blessing of first born justly and fairly is given to Jacob. All he did lie about was him being Esau.

    • GAReb10 Jacob loved the covenant promises so much that when he met his brother Esau after being in Paddan-aram for 20 years he lacked faith so much and completely ignored the covenant and repeatedly called Esau his lord. Jacob willingly deceived his father and his brother. And he willingly committed adultery by having 4 wives. What is the point of ignoring Jacob’s sins? Your conflating God’s sovereign plan with the morality of Jacob’s actions. If you deceive you are committing a sin, even if God uses your brokenness for good.

    • Those that drink the water, doctrine, of Jacob have no salvation. Jesus was sent to earth to do away with the old testament, old wine, old cloth ( a garment is a religious doctrine) completely and replace it with the truth, new wine, new cloth, which is the New testament taught by Jesus and the 12 Apostles. Jesus said to not sew the old cloth to the new cloth, do not mix the old wine with the new. There is no 13th Apostle. Pauls doctrine is inferior because he mixes the old wine with the new wine and destroys the truth with lies. That is why Paul is allowed in the Bible as an example of what Jesus warned about to teach people to avoid liars. Paul is a blind Pharisee, Benjamite wolf in sheeps clothing that destroys the gospel of Jesus. There is no salvation in the descendants of Abraham that rule with wrath, the liars, murderers, and deceivers. Jesus is the Son of GOD not the son of David.

  2. I’m trying to read the bible from beginning to end and starting with the first book I will watch you summarize the whole book after I finish the chapter for fun haha. Not sure if you have every book, but I do know you have the Torah done, right?

    • +Vanessa R. no one can fully understand the books and ideas found in the new covenant without, at least, a working knowledge of the Previous covenants. they are all linked and are a foreshadowing of the New Covenant.
      algebra is meaningless without arithmetic and mathematics.

    • +Vanessa R.
      that is true, but the bible is a continuing narrative, the story of creation, fall and redemption. Mathew makes many allusions to, and quotes from Torah and the writings.
      which can be confusing if one has no knowledge of what came before.
      Paul again makes lots of references to the Torah and the writings, and without knowledge of the redemption story leads to misunderstanding Pauls statements.

    • Nyalah B. That is hilarious! I am doing the eact same thing. I am reading each book in the bible from beginning to end, and every time I finish a book, I’ll come back and watch them summarize it.

    • This Old Homestead in truth, Rachel orchestrated this plan because god commanded her to do so. This story would be understandable since Essau traded his own birth right for a bowl of stew. and a birthright shouldnt be traded.

    • Captain Beckett God no where commands her to deceive Isaac. By that logic God commanded Joseph’s brothers to sell him into slavery. Just because your sinful actions ultimately serve God’s purposes that doesn’t make your actions moral.

  3. I love how at the end you say “we are non-prophet!” Lol just some bible humor. But no really God bless this ministry in the name of JESUS with more gifts and annointings. I really enjoy this & I have a feeling that God is too!!

  4. The words of Joseph talking about his slavery being used for God is sorta accurate. Its at the very end but then the book talks about the death of Joseph.

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