Bible Study: The Book of Genesis
Watch more How to Understand Bible Stories videos: http://www.howcast.com/guides/685-How-to-Understand-Bible-Stories Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - http://howc.st/uLaHRS Learn about the Book of Genesis in this Bible study video. Expert: Rev. Dr. Timothy Coombs Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: http://howc.st/ytmainplaylists Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - http://howc.st/HOE3aY Howcast Video Games Channel - http://howc.st/tYKKrk Howcast Tech Channel - http://howc.st/rx9FwR Howcast Food Channel - http://howc.st/umBoJX Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - http://howc.st/vmB86i Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - http://howc.st/vKjUjm Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - http://howc.st/vbbNt3 Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Hi, I'm Tim Coombs, co-pastor of Trinity Presbyterian Church in Scotia, NY and a member of the network of biblical storytellers. To learn more about its mission, go to nbsint.org. Genesis begins with stories of creation. One, the seven days of creation, and then also the stories of Adam and Eve and then it begins this early history of the people, of God. Sort of a primeval history. It continues through Cain and Abel, Noah and the Ark, and finally to the Tower of Babel. And then after the Tower of Babel begin what is called the stories of the patriarchs and the matriarchs. The first patriarch being Abraham who leaves the area where the Tower of Babel occurred, and goes to a land that God is going to promise him. God makes a covenant with Abraham. And there's Abraham and Sarah, and then comes his son Isaac, and Rebekah, and the stories of their sons Jacob and Esau. And then we continue the story through Jacob to the story of Joseph who goes down to Egypt, well actually is sold into slavery by his brothers and then the people come to Egypt to respond to the famine that is going on because Joseph has provided grain for everybody. Now these stories of the patriarchs and matriarchs are not stories of perfect people. They have their flaws, as we've seen. And that's part of the story of Genesis. Creation begins good, but as the stories continue revealing what people who have their problems, their flaws, these are real people and we can identify with them. And that's why these stories have endured over the centuries, over the millennium. That is what Genesis is about.