- Introduction to literary genres of the Bible
- Brief consideration of the genre of Genesis
- Pre-understandings of Genesis 12
- Questions related to Genesis 12
- What do we know about Abram?
- Ancient land grant treaties
At-Home Skills Practice:
- Step 1: We are working our way through the second major section of the book of Genesis. Specifically, we are focusing on Genesis 11:27–25:18. This is basically the account of Abraham. We want to continue reading this entire section at least two times this week. You can use an audio Bible to help you.
- Step 2: Write out 15 questions that you have about Genesis 13–14. Remember, there are three broad categories of questions that you can choose from.
- History/culture/language/word study/background
- Step 3: Compare and contrast Abram and Lot as they are presented in Genesis 13–14. How does the author present each of them?
- Step 4: How do the stories of Abram/Lot in Genesis 13–14 push the story of redemption forward?
- Read: If you haven’t already done so, take the time to get caught up in How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth. You should have chapters 1–5 read by now.