Genesis is a book of beginnings -- the beginning of human beings, the sun, moon and stars, the beginning of sin. It is also a beginning for God, a new story in the life of God.

We studied Genesis using a video series by Dr. Terence Fretheim, Elva B. Lovell Professor of Old Testament at Luther Seminary: Fretheim Explores Genesis, Luther Productions, St. Paul. 2000.

Handouts were written by David Monyak.

Downloads: Handouts

1. The Morning of the World (Genesis 1-2)

2. Fall Up, Fall Down, or Fall Apart? (Genesis 3:1-6.5)

3. God Will Never Do That Again! (Genesis 6:5-11:26)

4. God's Unconditional Promises (Genesis 12-15)

5. Sodom and Gomorrah: Intercession and Judgment (Genesis 18:16-19:38)

6. Children of Abraham: Christians, Jews, Muslims (Genesis 16-17, 21)

7. Wrestling in Faith (Genesis 25-36)

8. Women with Stories (Genesis 34, 38)

9. A Family Reconciled (Genesis 37-50)



Video series: Fretheim Explores Genesis. Luther Productions 2481 Como Ave St. Paul, MN 55108, 2000

"The Book of Genesis. Introduction, Commentary, and Reflections." Terence E. Fretheim. In: The New Interpreter's Bible, A Commentary in Twelve Volumes, Volume I. Abingdon Press, Nashville, 1994.

Genesis. Interpretation. A Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching. Walter Brueggemann, John Knox Press, Atlanta, 1982.