Understanding The Bible
STUDY REFERENCE
Clarence E. Mason's "OLD TESTAMENT HISTORY"
The History of Israel:  Part 1a of 9
CALL OF ABRAHAM TO CHRIST
Genesis 12 through Matthew I Outline

 

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

  1. THE PATRIARCHAL PERIOD: ABRAHAM THROUGH JOSEPH (2000-1785 B.C.), Genesis 12-50
    (God's Covenant with Abraham, Genesis  12:1-4; 13:14-17; 15:12-20:17)
    1. ABRAHAM'S LIFE, Genesis  12:1-25:18
      1. Ur to Haran, 11:27-32; 12:1-3 (cp. Joshua 24:2-3; Acts 7:2-3)
      2. In Canaan, 12:4-9
      3. In Egypt, 12:10-20
      4. Back to Canaan: Abraham and Lot separate, 13
      5. Battle of the Vale of Siddim, 14
      6. Birth of Ishmael, 15-16
      7. Promise of Isaac's birth, 17
      8. Destruction of the cities of the Plain, 18-19
      9. Abraham deceives Abimelech, 20
      10. Birth of Isaac, 21
      11. Trial of Abraham's faith, 22
      12. Sarah's death and burial, 23
      13. Isaac's bride, 24
      14. Abraham's marriage to Keturah; his death, 25:1-18
         
    2. ISAAC'S LIFE, Genesis  25:19-26:35
      1. Isaac's sons, 25:19-34
      2. Isaac deceives Abimelech, 26
         
    3. JACOB'S LIFE, Genesis  27-36 (cp. other data in Genesis  37-49)
      1. Stolen patriarchal blessing, 27
      2. Jacob leaves for Haran, 28
      3. Jacob's marriage and children, 29:1-30:24
        1. By Leah: Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah
        2. By Bilhah: Dan, Naphtali
        3. By Zilpah: Gad, Asher
        4. By Leah: Issachar, Zebulun,(Dinah)
        5. By Rachel: Joseph (Joseph's sons - Manasseh and Ephraim), Benjamin
      4. Jacob steals away from Laban, 30:25-31:55
      5. Jacob's Penuel experience, 32
      6. Jacob meets Esau, 33
      7. Dinah avenged by Simeon and Levi, 34
      8. God renews His covenant with Jacob; Isaac's death, 35

    Parenthesis: Generations of Esau, 36
     

    1. JOSEPH'S LIFE, Genesis  37-50
      1. Joseph sold into Egypt :37
      2. Judah and Tamar. 38
      3. Joseph imprisoned. 39
      4. Joseph forgotten in prison. 40
      5. Joseph made a ruler in Egypt, 41
      6. Joseph's brothers first come into Egypt, 42
      7. Joseph's brothers go again into Egypt, 43
      8. Joseph makes himself known unto his brothers, 44-45
      9. Jacob and his family remove to Egypt, 46-47
      10. Jacob blesses Joseph's sons, 48
      11. Jacob blesses his Twelve sons; dies, 49
      12. Joseph's death, 50

 

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