Noah to Abraham

Class Genesis 6-11 15 Hours

Explore Genesis 6-11, beginning with the story of Noah, and learn what these key chapters teach us about God’s character and promises.

Class Overview

Why did God choose to flood the world? There’s much to discover in the story of Noah and his descendants, as these chapters develop major themes seen throughout the biblical story. See how the literary design of this movement reveals God’s character and informs the covenant promises God makes in response to human rebellion.

14hrs 29min
Lecture Time
6
Units
28
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: Introduction to the Flood Narrative
Unit 1 Introduction
1
Session 1: How We Read the Flood Story
41:13
2
Session 2: The Flood Story in the Hebrew Bible
28:09
3
Session 3: The Design of Genesis 1-11
44:10
4
Session 4: Genesis 1-11: Question and Response
17:42
5
Session 5: Tale of Two Seeds
29:31
6
Session 6: The Flood Narrative in Ancient Near Eastern Context
29:41
7
Summary
Exercises
9 Questions
Unit 02: Cosmic Rebellion in the Time of Noah (Genesis 6:1-12)
Unit 2 Introduction
1
Session 7: Design of Genesis 6:1-12
31:46
2
Session Question and Response
3
Session 8: The Rebellion of the Sons of Elohim
25:41
4
Session Question and Response
5
Session 9: The Identity of the Nephilim
33:51
6
Session 10: Giants in Ancient Near Eastern Context
27:22
7
Summary
Exercises
7 Questions
Unit 03: God's Warnings About the Flood (Genesis 6:13-7:5)
Unit 3 Introduction
1
Session 11: The Rebellion of the Sons of Adam
38:44
2
Session Question and Response
3
Session 12: Noah the Righteous Remnant
23:19
4
Session Question and Response
5
Session 13: The Ark as a Symbolic Eden and Tabernacle
30:42
6
Session Question and Response
7
Session 14: The Ark as a Symbolic Eden: Question and Response
31:21
8
Session Question and Response
9
Summary
Exercises
6 Questions
Unit 04: The Flood (Genesis 7:6-8:22)
Unit 4 Introduction
1
Session 15: The Flood as Cosmic Collapse
30:42
2
Session Question and Response
3
Session 16: The Flood Overwhelms the Land
29:31
4
Session Question and Response
5
Session 17: The Flood Waters Recede
32:49
6
Session Question and Response
7
Session 18: Noah’s Sacrifice and God’s Blessing
31:10
8
Session Question and Response
9
Session 19: The Pattern of the High Place Sacrifice
28:32
10
Session Question and Response
11
Summary
Exercises
6 Questions
Unit 05: After the Flood (Genesis 8:23-9:17)
Unit 5 Introduction
1
Session 20: God’s Covenant with Noah
33:22
2
Session 21: God’s Covenant: Question and Response
19:43
3
Session Question and Response
4
Session 22: Noah's Ark and the Flood Debate
45:17
5
Session Question and Response
6
Summary
Exercises
4 Questions
Unit 06: The Cycle Begins Again (Genesis 9:18-12:9)
Unit 6 Introduction
1
Session 23: Noah’s Garden and Family Failure
38:56
2
Session Question and Response
3
Session 24: The Sin of Ham: Question and Response
20:50
4
Session Question and Response
5
Session 25: Blessing and Cursing Noah’s Sons
41:22
6
Session Question and Response
7
Session 26: The Brothers Coming Together at Peace
18:51
8
Session Question and Response
9
Session 27: The Founding of Babylon
43:15
10
Session Question and Response
11
Session 28: From Shem to Abraham
18:45
12
Session Question and Response
13
Summary
Exercises
7 Questions
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