Adam to Noah

Class Genesis 2-5 15 Hours

Explore Genesis 2-5 to discover the repeating themes that develop throughout Scripture.

Class Overview

What really happened in the garden with Adam and Eve and the snake? The early chapters of Genesis introduce a cycle of testing and rebellion that we’ll see repeated throughout the Bible. Study Genesis 2-5 and discover how this failed test set God’s plan to restore humanity as his partners into motion.

14hrs 19min
Lecture Time
7
Units
32
Video Sessions
6
Exercises
Dr. Tim Mackie

Your Instructor

Dr. Tim Mackie
Tim Mackie is a writer and creative director for BibleProject. He has a PhD in Semitic Languages and Biblical Studies. He wrote his dissertation on the manuscript history of the book of Ezekiel, with a focus on the Septuagint and Dead Sea Scrolls. What a total nerd! He is a professor at Western Seminary and served as a teaching pastor for many years.

Class Sessions

Unit 00: Get Started
1
Class Objectives
2
Class Handouts
Unit 01: The Eden Story as the Introduction to the Hebrew Bible
Unit 1 Introduction
1
Session 1: Considering the Authors’ Intentions for Genesis
22:37
2
Session 2: Genesis 2-5 as the Introduction to the Hebrew Bible
16:27
3
Session 3: The Difference Between Meaning and Significance
24:20
4
Session 4: Pieces and Patterns in Biblical Narrative
22:55
5
Session 5: The Cyclical Pattern of Genesis 1-11
34:26
6
Session 6: The Genesis 1-11 Pattern Throughout Scripture
18:14
7
Session 7: Reflecting on the Macro Structure of Genesis 1-11
25:14
8
Unit Summary
Exercises
5 Questions
Unit 02: Part 1: The Eden Story (Genesis 2:4-17)
Unit 2 Introduction
1
Session 8: The Structure of the Eden Narrative
36:06
2
Session 9: The Relationship Between Genesis 1 and 2
26:26
3
Session 10: Literary Design in Genesis 2:4-17
25:42
4
Session 11: Humans Formed from the Dust
35:13
5
Session 12: Garden Imagery in the Ancient Near East
33:37
6
Session 13: The Human’s Priestly Role and the Divine Command
23:24
7
Session 14: The Tree of Knowing Good and Bad
37:10
8
Unit Summary
Exercises
12 Questions
Unit 03: Part 2: The Eden Story (Genesis 2:18-25)
Unit 3 Introduction
1
Session 15: The Man and the Woman as One Flesh
24:51
2
Session 16: The One Becomes Two
37:36
3
Session 17: How Paul References Genesis 2
25:08
4
Unit Summary
Exercises
6 Questions
Unit 04: Part 3: The Eden Story (Genesis 3:1-24)
Unit 4 Introduction
1
Session 18: The Shrewd, Talking Snake
18:34
2
Session 19: Humanity Fails the Test
20:40
3
Session 20: The Snake in Genesis and Beyond
24:45
4
Session 21: God's Response to Human Failure
31:30
5
Session 22: Genesis 3:14-19: God's Lament
39:26
6
Session 23: Consequences of the Fail
41:36
7
Session 24: Key Takeaways from the Eden Story
20:36
8
Unit Summary
Exercises
11 Questions
Unit 05: Life Outside the Garden (Genesis 4-5)
Unit 5 Introduction
1
Session 25: Literary Design of Genesis 4
21:57
2
Session 26: Offerings at the Door of the Garden
20:07
3
Session 27: Cain Fails his Test
24:50
4
Session 28: Tale of Two Seeds
32:15
5
Session 29: 10 Generations from Adam to Noah
29:55
6
Unit Summary
Exercises
11 Questions
Unit 06: Engaging with Genesis 2-5 Today
Unit 6 Introduction
1
Session 30: How Biblical Authors Tell the Truth
19:36
2
Session 31: Discussion on Different Ways of Representing Reality
22:37
3
Session 32: Views on the Historical Adam
20:06
4
Unit Summary
Exercises
4 Questions
Unit 07: Final Project
Unit 7 Introduction
1
Class Project
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