The Book Of Genesis: The Interpretation Of The Bible

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Genesis means "generation". If you were a Levitical Priest and you could not trace your ancestry to Levi, you would be removed from your position (Neh 7:64). The genealogical record for every Israelite confirmed their ownership to their land and home. It is quite often that when the book of Genesis is discussed, people will comment on how, in their perspective, Genesis was written for the purpose of having a ‘story book’ to explain why and how we got here, and where we came from. This is not the case, because the entire book is a detailed genealogy. The book of Genesis was written with its genealogical aspects as the point of convergence. Genesis was strategically written for a considerable amount of reasons such as the historically reliable …show more content…
In Genesis 3:16 Eve learns that through her seed man’s salvation will come. The seed always comes from man. This is where God has the first indication that the Messiah will actually be born to a virgin, not as a product of sexual relations with a man. To some extent, Adam and Eve knew that the Messiah would be God in the flesh to save us from the sins we have committed because Moses writes in Genesis 4:1, "And the man knew Eve his wife. And she conceived and bore Cain, and said, I have gotten a man: Yehovah." This quote shows us that the Messiah would clearly be both God and man in one being. This prophecy would be fulfilled many years later by Jesus …show more content…
Joseph must have been doing something wrong judging from how much his brothers despised him. This was because Joseph told on his brothers every chance he got, and basically told them that he would rule over them one day. Joseph was his father’s favorite so no scuffles were allowed between the brothers. Joseph continued to assume that everyone loved him despite his brothers endless hostilities directed towards him. Eventually Joseph will change his persona from having a huge ego to supposedly ending starvation as far as he was aware. The last straw for his brothers was when their father gave Joseph the luxurious coat in Genesis 37:1. The brothers were outraged, and devised a plan to jump him, strip him of his robe and clothes, and threw him into a pit. While they were eating their lunch, they decided to sell him into slavery instead of murdering him. This is humbling because the life lesson to be learned is that you should be less self-absorbed before your family and friends get tired of you (and possibly sell you into

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