Walk Through the Bible
By Shane Tucker
Walk Through the BibleApr 27, 2023
Joseph and his brothers take and bury Jacob in the land of Canaan like Jacob requested. After Jacob's death, Joseph's brothers believe that he will pay them back for all the evil they had done against him. However, Joseph reassures them that he is not in the place of God to do such things. What they meant for evil, God used for good and that good saved many people. Before Joseph's death, he makes his brothers promise to take his bones with them when they leave the land of Egypt and return back to the promised land.
Joseph gathers all his sons in order to give them a final blessing of things to come before he dies. He exhorts his sons to bury him in the land of Canaan in the cave at Machpelah when he dies. The chapter ends with Jacob's death.
Joseph brings his sons Manasseh and Ephraim to get a blessing from Jacob before he dies. Jacob adopts Joseph's sons so that they will receive an inheritance and will become full heirs to the promise as his sons.
Joseph's family is brought into Egypt an introduced to Pharoah. They were given the land of Goshen to dwell in. The focus returns to the famine where we are told it was so severe that everyone ran out of money to buy food. Joseph makes a plan for people to sell their livestock in exchange for food. At the end of the chapter Jacob is getting close to death so he makes Joseph swear he will bury him in Egypt, but instead take him back to the land of Canaan to be buried.
Jacob takes his family into Egypt in order to see Jospeh. In between the departure from the promised land and the reunification we get a genealogy of Jacob and his family. Seventy persons enter Egypt, the ideal and complete number. The chapter ends with the reuniting of Jacob and Joseph after twenty-two years.
Joseph finally reveals himself to his brothers and they are terrified. He comforts them and tells them not to worry because it was God's plan that he was sent into Egypt so that he could save a remnant of people for the Lord. Joseph instructs his brothers to go back and get their father and the rest of the family and bring them to Egypt. Jacob at first did not believe them but finally says his son is alive and he is ready to go to Egypt to see him before he dies.
Joseph sets up his final test to see what kind of men his brothers had become by placing his silver cup in Benjamin's sack. Benjamin is accused of stealing and is now to be a slave for life while the rest of the brothers may go free. So, will the brothers abandon Benjamin to slavery just as they did to Joseph 22 years prior, or will they stand by his side and risk their lives trying to free him?
Joseph tests his brothers when they return to Egypt to buy more grain. After they pass the first test Joseph sets them up for the ultimate test in chapter 44 where he gives them the opportunity to rid themselves of Benjamin forever.
Joseph's brothers have to go to Egypt in order to buy grain, and while they are there, they encounter Joseph and bow down to him just as Joseph's dream foretold back in chapter 37. Joseph recognized them but they did not recognize him. Jospeh puts them to the test by sending nine of them back to Canaan while Simeon stays in prison. The others must bring Benjamin back in order to prove their innocence.
Jospeh interprets the dreams of Pharoah and then tells him what he needs to do with the information. Pharoah puts Joseph in charge over Egypt so that the grain will be set aside for the coming famine so that they will not perish.
Joseph interprets the dreams of Pharoah's chief cupbearer and chief baker who have been thrown into prison.
Joseph was sold into Potiphar's house and falsely accused of assault and thrown into prison.
A story of Judah and Tamar. A story of sin, deception, lying, sexual immorality, repentance, and redemption. God uses all these people in His redemptive story that bring forth His Son.
The beginning of the story of Joseph. Joseph was given a coat of many colors by his father Jacob, and he was hated by his brothers even more, and they sold him into slavery where Joseph ends up in Egypt.
This chapter covers the genealogy of Esau. He has a very impressive line of chiefs and kings, but he resides outside the promised land. This is the last time Esau is mentioned in the book of Genesis.
God calls Jacob back to Bethel to come and worship. On the way, Rachel dies giving birth to Benjamin. God reiterates the land and family promises with Jacob that his descendants will be as numerous as the stars, and they will inherit the promised land. The chapter ends with the death and burial of Isaac.
Jacob's daughter Dinah is raped by Shechem. In response, the sons of Jacob kill Shechem, his father Hamor, and the rest of the men in the city.
Jacob meets back up with Esau after being gone for twenty years and reconciles with him. He then goes his separate way and ends up in Shechem where he builds an altar. The same place Abraham did in chapter 12 when he first entered the land of Canaan. God is now the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
Jacob heads back to the promised land, but before he gets there, he wrestles all night with the Lord. The Lord changes him from the deceiver to the one who strives with God.
Jacob flees Laban with his wives and flocks. Laban catches up with Jacob and confronts him. They finally make a covenant and Laban goes home and Jacob continues to Canaan.
Leah and Rachel compete with one another to have more children, to the point where they both give their maidservants to Jacob to act as surrogates. Eleven of the twelve sons of Jacob are born. Jacob finishes his fourteen years of service and requests to leave, but Laban makes a deal for Jacob to stay. Jacob stays another six years to build his own flocks.
Jacob arrives in Haran and meets Rachel. He works seven years for her, but Laban gives him Leah instead. Jacob was deceived and had to work another seven years for Rachel. Jacob loved Rachel, but it was Leah who gave him his first four sons.
Jacob receives the blessing from Isaac and leaves to Haran to find a wife among Rebekah's family. On the way, Jacob encounters God and sees a ladder from heaven where angels ascend and descend from heaven. Jacob named the place Bethel, the house of God.
Jacob deceives his father Isaac and steals Esau's blessing.
A famine in the land causes Isaac to go to Gerar. God appears to Isaac and reconfirms the covenant He made with Abraham that He will be with him, He will bless him, and He will multiply his seed.
The death of Abraham, the genealogies of Ishmael and Isaac, the birth of Jacob and Esau, and Esau sells his birthright.
Abraham sends his servant back to his home country to find a wife for Isaac.
Sarah dies and Abraham seeks a burial place for her in Hebron. He procures a cave and a field as his own possession beginning to fulfill God's promises to inherit the land.
God calls Abraham to sacrifice his son, Isaac. This is a test of Abraham's faith and Abraham was found faithful and obedient to God's word.
We see the birth of Isaac, the sending away of Hagar and Ishmael, and the oath made with Abimelech.
Abraham travels to Gerar where he passes Sarah off as his sister just as he did in chapter 12 when they were in Egypt. Through divine intervention God intercedes and saves Abraham and Sarah once again.
The Lord sends destruction upon the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah.
Chapter 18 covers the Lord's reiteration of Sarah having a son. The Lord also tells Abraham of the cry form Sodom of the great sin that is taking place and the He is going to see, and Abraham intercedes on behalf of the righteous if there be any.
God renames Abram to Abraham, Sarai to Sarah and tells Abraham that Sara will have a son within a year, and he will be named Isaac. God reiterates his covenant with Abraham and calls for Abraham and all the males to be circumcised as a sign of the covenant.
Hagar is given to Abraham, and she bore Ishmael. We'll see later on how this will impact Irael's future.
Chapter 15 God reassures Abram of the promises made to him. The promise of descendants and the promise of land. Abram believed and it was accounted to him as righteousness.
The kings of the east come and take Lot captive. Abram goes and rescues him and then we are introduced to Melchizedek, the king of Salem.
Chapter 13 covers the separation of Abram and Lot and the reiteration that God will give Abram's descendants the land forever.
Chapter 12 covers the call of Abraham that God will make him a great nation. A famine comes across the land and Abram and Sarai are forced into Egypt where Abram passes Sarai off as his sister so he would not be killed. Pharoah finds out and expels Abram and Sarai out of Egypt, but not before Abram becomes wealthy in the process.
Genesis 11 gives us the Tower of Babel and the last genealogy of Shem before we get to the call of Abraham in chapter 12.
Genesis chapter gives us the Table of Nations. All nations, tribes, and peoples come from the three sons of Noah. This demonstrates that God is the God of all people and all nations.
In chapter 9, God makes His covenant with Noah to never destroy the earth by flood again. He also puts prohibitions and consequences around those who commit murder. The chapter ends with Noah's death, thus ending the toledot of the Sethite line. The story of Noah comes to an end, and in chapter 10 the table of nations are presented. The generations (toledot) of Noah's sons.
The flood waters begin to recede, and Noah and his family leave the ark.
Noah and his family enter the ark and God blots out the wicked and evil generation through the flood.
Genesis 6 tells us of man's wickedness and the punishment of sin that will come in the flood.
In this chapter we get a genealogy of Seth's line. A godly line that ends with Noah. Each paragraph ends with the death of the patriarch with the exception of Enoch. The harrowing reality that sin leads to death. But there is hope for those who walk with God, and we see the ultimate fulfillment of that in Christ Jesus.
We see the continued effect of sin where Cain rises up and kills his own brother. We are introduced to the seed of the serpent and the seed of the woman, and we will see how this plays out the rest of the book of Genesis.
In Genesis chapter 3 we see the fall. God's creation falls into sin and are expelled from the Garden of Eden. But God, pronounces that the seed of the woman will crush the head of the serpent.
A study of Genesis chapter 2. On the seventh day God rested from all His work, and He blessed it and made it holy. The second part of chapter 2 focusses in on a more intimate and detailed look at the creation of man and woman.
Genesis 1 Part 2
We take a closer look at the first 6 days of creation.
Genesis 1 Part 1
We take a closer look at the first 6 days of creation.
Introduction to Genesis
Here, we give a short overview of the Book of Genesis. From creation to fall, God's judgement in the flood, the calling of Abraham, and the rise of Joseph to save his people from death. The book of Genesis gives us a glimpse of the whole of redemptive history. Each week we will go through one-chapter pointing out the significant themes throughout the book.