GENESIS DETAILED OUTLINE


Copyright, Scott Souza 2017


Note 1: After the first section, each section discusses a subject or person(s) mentioned in a previous section, usually the section just before it. It gives fuller information starting with a broad view and then narrowing the focus in a series of steps in preparation for the next section, and sometimes in preparation for more than one of the sections which follow.

Note 2: Genesis sets the thematic tone for all the rest of Scripture. Fundamentally Scripture is a relational document; it describes God's relationship with all of mankind (redeemed and unredeemed) and prescribes the covenantal blessings and obligations for those who know him (i. e.., the redeemed). (Psalm 19:7; Acts 26:18; 2 Timothy 3:15 17)


GENESIS (THE ORIGIN OF THE COVENANT PEOPLE) - [Covenantal Structure: Covenant Preamble (Ge 1:1); Covenant Prologue (Ge 1:2 - Ex 18:27)


PRIMEVAL HISTORY

1. Creation (Ge 1:1 - Ge 2:3 ) - ? - ? B.C. Heaven & Earth
("In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth." - Ge 1:1)

Covenant Preamble (Ge 1:1)

Covenant Prologue (Ge 1:2 - Ex 18:27)

      A. God's Work - Fulfilled (Ge 1:1 - Ge 1:31) - ? - ? B.C. Heaven & Earth
      B. God's Rest - Enjoyed (Ge 2:1 - Ge 2:3 ) - ? - ? B.C. Heaven & Earth

2. Generations of the Heavens & the Earth & Plants & Herbs (Ge 2:4 - Ge 4:26) - ? - ? B.C. Earth
("These are the generations of the Heavens and the Earth when they were created in the day that the Lord God made the Earth and the Heavens, and every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew" - Ge 2:4-5)
(An expansion of section 1)
      A. Man's Work - Defiled (by his sin) (Ge 2:4 - Ge 3:7) - ? - ? B.C. East (Mesopotamia)
      B. Man's Rest - Lost (man cursed & expelled from the garden) (Ge 3:8 - Ge 4:26) - ? - ? B.C. East (Mesopotamia)

3. Generations of Adam (Ge 5:1 - Ge 6:8 ) - ? - ? B.C. East (Mesopotamia)
("This is the book of the Generations of Adam." - Ge 5:1) - (An expansion of section 2)
      A. Godly Line - (God Servers - Seth to Noah - cf. 4:26) (Ge 5:1 - Ge 5:32) - ? - ? B.C. East (Mesopotamia)
      B. Wicked Line - (Self-Servers - Intermarriage) (Ge 6:1 - Ge 6:8 ) - ? - ? B.C. East (Mesopotamia)

4. Generations of Noah (Ge 6:9 - Ge 9:29) - ? - ? B.C. East (Mesopotamia)
("These are the generations of Noah" - Ge 6:9) - (An expansion of section 3)
      A. Wicked Line Destroyed by the Flood - Curse (Ge 6:9 - Ge 7:24) - ? - ? B.C. East (Mesopotamia)
      B. Godly Line - Deliverance, Dominion, Fruitfulness - Blessing (Ge 9:1 - Ge 9:29) - ? - ? B.C. East (Mesopotamia)

5. Generations of the Sons of Noah (Ge 10:1 - Ge 11:9 ) - ? - ? B.C. East (Mesopotamia)
("Now these are the generations of the sons of Noah, Shem, Ham, & Japheth" - Ge 10:1) - (An expansion of section 4)
      A. Godly Line of Noah's Sons (Blessing - Fruitfulness) (Ge 10:1 - Ge 10:32) - ? - ? B.C. East (Mesopotamia)
      B. Wicked Line of Noah's Sons Scattered at Babel (Curse) (Ge 11:1 - Ge 11:9 ) - ? - ? B.C. East (Mesopotamia)

6. Generations of Shem (Ge 11:10 - Ge 11:26) - ? - ? B.C. East (Mesopotamia)
("These are the generations of Shem" - Ge 11:10) - (An expansion of section 4)
Note: Shem's line led directly to Abraham, who inherited God's supreme blessing
      A. "Godly" Pre-Babel Descendants (compare Ge 10:25 & 11:8-9) (Ge 11:10 - Ge 11:15) - ? - ? B.C. East (Mesopotamia)
      B. "Wicked" Post-Babel Descendants (compare Ge 10:25 & 11:8-9) (Ge 11:16 - Ge 11:26) - ? - ? B.C. East (Mesopotamia)

PATRIARCHAL HISTORY

7. Generations of Terah (Ge 11:27 - Ge 25:11) - 2296 - 1991 B.C. Canaan
("Now these are the generations of Terah" - Ge 11:27) - (An expansion of section 6)
Note: This generation centers on Terah rather than Abraham because all of Terah's descendants are important to Israel. The dates are from Terah's birth to Abraham's death.
      A. The Extended Family in Ur (Terah, Abraham, Nahor, Haran, Lot)(Ge 11:27 - Ge 11:30) - 2296 - 2093 B.C. Ur (2093 = ?)
      B. The Narrower Family in Haran (Terah, Abraham, & Lot) (Ge 11:31 - Ge 11:32) - 2093 - 2091 B.C. Haran (2093 = ?)
      C. The Still Narrower Family in Bethel (Abraham & Lot) (Ge 12:1 - Ge 13:18) - 2091 - 2082 B.C. Canaan
           1). Abraham With Lot - (Ge 12:1 - Ge 13:13) - 2091 - 2082 B.C. Canaan
           2). Abraham Near Lot - (Ge 13:14 - Ge 19:38) - 2091 - 2082 B.C. Canaan
      D. The Nuclear Family in Hebron and Elsewhere (Abraham) (Ge 14:1 - Ge 25:11) - 2082 - 1991 B.C. Canaan

8. Generations of Ishmael (Ge 25:12 - Ge 25:18) - 2080 - 1943 B.C. Canaan
("Now these are the generations of Ishmael, Abraham's Son, whom Hagar the Egyptian, Sarah's handmaid, bare unto Abraham"
- Ge 25:12) - (An expansion of section 7)
Note: The Ishmaelites dwelt in northern Arabia, had 12 princes, and were trade partners and allies with Edom and Egypt.
      A. The 12 Princes of Ishmael (Ge 25:12 - Ge 25:17) - 2080 - 1943 B.C. Canaan
      B. Their Dwelling Place (Havilah to Shur) (Ge 25:18 - -- ) - 1943 - > B.C. Canaan

9. Generations of Isaac (Ge 25:19 - Ge 35:29) - 2066 - 1886 B.C. Canaan
("And these are the generations of Isaac, Abraham's son" - Ge 25:19) - (An expansion of section 7)
      A. Early Life of Isaac's Sons, Jacob and Esau (Note Date Gap) (Ge 25:19 - Ge 26:35) - 2066 - 1966 B.C. Canaan
      B. Later Life of Jacob and Esau (Note Date Gap) (Ge 27:1 - Ge 35:29) - 1929 - 1886 B.C. Canaan

10. Generations of Esau Who is Edom (Ge 36:1 - Ge 36:8 ) - 2006 - 1909 B.C. Canaan
("Now these are the generations of Esau who is Edom" - Ge 36:1) - (An expansion of section 9)
Note: This section expands #9 and tells about Esau & his descendants before & just after their relocation to Mt. Seir (Edom)
      A. Esau's Wives & Sons in Canaan (Ge 36:1 - Ge 36:5 ) - 2006 - 1909 B.C. Canaan
      B. Esau & Family in Mt. Seir (Edom) (Ge 36:6 - Ge 36:8 ) - 1909 - >

11. Generations of Esau the Father of the Edomites in Mount Seir (Ge 36:9 - Ge 37:1 ) - 1909 - 1406 B.C. Canaan (1406 = ?)
("And these are the generations of Esau the father of the Edomites in Mount Seir" - (Ge 36:9) - (An expansion of section 10)
Note: This section tells about Esau & his descendants after their relocation to Mt. Seir (Edom). It also tells about the people there with whom they interacted. It is an expansion of section 10.
      A. Esau in His Dwelling Place (Ge 36:9 - Ge 36:43) - 1909 - 1406 B.C. Canaan
           1). Sons of Esau & Dukes (Chiefs) of Esau's Sons (Ge 36:9 - Ge 36:19) - 1909 - 1869 B.C. Canaan (1869 = ?)
           2). Sons of Seir the Horite & Dukes (Chiefs) of Seir's Sons (Ge 36:20 - Ge 36:30) - 1909 - 1869 B.C. Canaan (1869 = ?)
           3). Kings in the Land of Edom (Ge 36:31 - Ge 36:39) - 1909 - 1869 B.C. Canaan (1869 = ?)
           4). The Dukes of Esau (Ge 36:40 - Ge 36:43) - 1869 - 1406 B.C. Canaan (1869 = ?)
      B. Jacob in his Dwelling Place (Ge 37:1 - -- ) - 1909 - > Canaan

12. Generations of Jacob (Ge 37:2 - Ex 6:13) - 1898 - 1446 B.C. Canaan & Egypt
("These are the generations of Jacob." - Ge 37:2) - (An expansion of section 9)
This is an expansion of the 9th section. It focuses on the sons of Jacob, particularly on Joseph and Judah. One important emphasis is that it shows how the Israelites got into Egypt. Also, near the end of the section, it traces how God raised up Moses to deliver Israel (Ex 1:1-6:13).
      A. 1st Generation: Covenant Deliverance in Egypt (Ge 37:2 - Ge 50:26) - 1898 - 1805 B.C. Egypt
           1). Joseph in Canaan (Ge 37:2 - Ge 37:36) - 1898 B.C. Canaan
           2). Judah in Canaan (Ge 38:1 - Ge 38:30) - 1898 - 1876 B.C. Canaan
           3). Joseph in Egypt (Ge 39:1 - Ge 45:28) - 1877 B.C. Egypt
           4). Jacob to Egypt (Ge 46:1 - Ge 50:26) - 1876 - 1805 B.C. Egypt

EXODUS (COVENANT PEOPLE DELIVERED AND INSTRUCTED: COVENANT ESTABLISHED)

      B. 4th Gen: Covenant Deliverance From Egypt Begins [Ge 15:16] (Ex 1:1 - Ex 6:13) - 1876 - 1446 B.C. Egypt
           1). Israel in bondage in Egypt (Ex 1:1 - Ex 1:22) - 1876 - 1526 B.C. Egypt
           2). God Empowers Moses (& Aaron) for Deliverance (Ex 2:1 - Ex 6:13) - 1526 - 1446 B.C. Egypt


Copyright, Scott Souza 2017