Genesis 1-11

Genesis 1-11

1: Lots of repetition of terms. Each thing… God wants it to be this. It is this. It is good. God wants this. It is this. It is good.

God gives man every plant… then in Chapter 2, He reneg’s on the gift of “all” to be “all but one”

1:28, 8:17, 9:1, 9:7 – Be fertile and multiply

2:7 – Describes the making of man that already happened in 1:27

3:16 – “Yet your urge shall be for your husband and he shall rule over you.

3:17 – No mention of an apple

3:24 – stations cherubim and fiery sword to the east of the garden which is where Cain goes later

4:24 – “if cain is avenged seven times, then Lamech seventy-seven times” — foreshadowing of how many times to forgive your brother?

6:6 – the Lord “regrets”

7:2 – 7 pairs of clean animals vs. 1 pair of unclean ones

8:11 might be the only exclamation mark in the whole Bible for the dove’s olive leaf.

8:13 from Jan 1 to Feb 27 is a long time to wait to get out of the ark

9:6 commandment in favor of capital punishment

9:16 the covenant says He won’t destroy with flood, but says nothing about fire or ice

9:21 Shame about being naked is repeated from the Garden. God curses Canaan, the son, not the father Ham who did the wrong thing

11:6 God seems to be afraid that people will think “nothing will be out of their reach” so he screws up language to de-unify the people and create division between them.

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