Understanding The Bible
STUDY REFERENCE
Clarence E. Mason's "OLD TESTAMENT HISTORY"
Introduction:  Part 2 of 3
THE CREATION TO THE CALL OF ABRAHAM
Genesis 1-11 Outline

 

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BY THE AUTHOR
Dr. Clarence E. Mason, Jr.
Philadelphia College of Bible
1964

GOD'S DEALINGS WITH MANKIND GENERALLY

  1. CREATION OF THE WORLD AND MAN, Genesis 1-2

    1. General account of creation, Genesis 1:1-2:3

      1. Original perfect creation of the heavens and earth, 1:1

      2. The earth (only) becomes desolate and waste, 1:2

      3. The restoration of the earth for man's habitat, 1:3-2:3

        1. First day's work - light, 1:3-5
        2. Second day's work - expanse, 1:5-8
        3. Third day's work - dry land, sea, plant life, 1:9-13
        4. Fourth day's work - lightbearers 1:14-19
        5. Fifth day's work - marine and aerial life, 1:20-23
        6. Sixth day's work - land animals and man, 1:24-31
        7. Seventh day's rest, 2:1-3
    2. Specific account of man's creation, Genesis 2:4-25
      1. The Lord formed man, 2:4-7
      2. Eden: man's first home, 2:8-15
      3. God commands man concerning trees, 2:16-17
      4. The woman created as a help for the man, 2:18-25
  2. II.    THE FALL OF MAN: THE ENTRANCE OF SIN INTO THE WORLD, Genesis 3
    1. Temptation, 1-5
    2. Fall, 6-8
    3. Judgment and promise, 9-21
    4. Expulsion, 22-25
  3. III.    FROM ADAM TO NOAH, Genesis 4-5
    1. Cain and Abel, 4:1-15
    2. Line of Cain, 4:16-24
    3. Line of Seth, 4:25-5:32
  4. IV.    THE FLOOD, Genesis 6-9
    1. Flood announced, 6
    2. Flood sent, 7
    3. Flood ceases, 8:1-19
    4. Noahic covenant, 8:20-9:17
    5. Drunkenness of Noah, 9:18-29
  5. V.    FROM NOAH TO ABRAHAM, Genesis 10-11
    1. Generations of the sons of Noah, 10
    2. Tower of Babel, 11:1-9
    3. Abraham's ancestry, 11:10-32

 

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