5 March 2016

Guide to the Bible (1) - Genesis & Exodus - By Jack Lewis

I am going to attempt to do a series now looking at every book of the Bible, and give a basic guide to it. I hope it will be enjoyable to read! Starting at the beginning, the first two books are Genesis and Exodus. They are both thought to be written by Moses, and tell the story all the way from Creation to the tabernacle. A great reason for reading them is that these first books are the home of many great Bible characters: 
  • Adam and Eve 
  • Noah
  • Abraham 
  • Issac
  • Jacob 
  • Joseph
  • Moses  
These books are also the place where we can find many of the great Old Testament Bible stories. You don't have to look further than the first two books of the Bible to find: 
  • The story of Creation 
  • The Fall 
  • The Great Floo
  • The Tower of Babel 
  • Sodom and Gomorrah
  • Joseph's colourful coat
  • The Famine in Egypt
  • Moses and the Burning Bush 
  • The Israelite slavery
  • The Ten Plagues 
  • The Ten Commandments
  • The Parting of the Red Sea  
  • The Manna and Quail in the Desert
  • Water from the rock  
 To put it simply, Genesis and Exodus are full of the Bible stories we know and love. There are a few Old Testament laws mixed in but in general, the first two books of the Bible are great reads and we will have a far better knowledge of some of the best and most well known Bible stories and characters.