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.
"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.