You can do a deeper study on the book of Genesis - part two. By clicking on the links beside each image. Genesis - Part two is the continuation of Genesis part one. Starting with Jacob and his family naming the twelve tribes of Israel. Towards the end the colorful story about the life of Joseph and how he saves his mother and father and brothers. Then ending with the death of Jacob and Joseph. Which leads on to the next section the life of Moses.

Jacob steals Isaac’s blessing, Genesis 27:1-29

Jacob lived 147 years, from 2005BC-1885BC. He married two sisters, Leah and Rachel, and then had 12 sons and at least one daughter, Dinah. God changed Jacob's name to Israel and from his sons came the 12 tribes of Israel. Before Jacob and Esau were born, God had said, "Jacob I have loved and Esau I have hated." Jacob stole the blessing of the first born from Esau, that their father Isaac was to give Esau on his death bed. Rebekah the mother of Esau and Jacob helped Jacob to deceive their father Isaac.   Read more »

Jacob dreams about a ladder and angels at Bethel, Genesis 28:10-22 At Bethel Jacob dreams about a ladder and angels

Jacob had a dream where angels were coming down from heaven and going back up on a ladder. God stood above the ladder and made many wonderful promises to Jacob about his descendants. Bethel in Hebrew means: House of God God said "I will give you the land were you are at the moment." God said to Jacob "All peoples on the earth will be blessed through you and your offspring." Has this promise made by God come to pass? The twelve sons that Jacob fathered have become the Jewish nation.   Read more »

Jacob marries Rachel the daughter of Laban, Genesis 29:15-30

Rachel was the favorite wife of Jacob, who had been earlier tricked into marrying Rachel's sister, Leah, after working for Laban for seven years as a contract for the marriage. After discovering that he had been tricked, Jacob married Rachel also and then worked out another seven year contract for this marriage. So Jacob served Laban fourteen years for his two daughters and six years for the cattle — a total of twenty years. The Hebrew name of Rachel means ewe or beautiful. Both Jacob and Laban Rachel's father were sheepherders.   Read more »

Laban meets Jacob, Genesis 29:1-14

Laban, the father of Rachel, was pleased to meet Jacob. Laban made a deal with Jacob whereby Jacob had to work for Laban for 7 years in exchange for his daughter Rachel's hand in marriage. However, Laban substituted her sister Leah instead and Jacob had to serve a further 7 years in order to marry Rachel. Laban was a nomad. He and his family and servants lived in a number of tents. They followed their sheep as they were moved from one feeding ground to the next. Laban in Hebrew means: white, glorious.   Read more »

Leah the older sister of Rachel, Genesis 29:1-30

The older sister of Rachel and first wife of Jacob. After working seven years for Laban in order to marry Rachel, Jacob was tricked by Laban into marrying Leah instead. In order to then marry Rachel, Jacob had to promise to work another seven years for Laban. The Hebrew meaning of Leah is languid, weary. Leah gave birth to six of Jacob's twelve sons who came the twelve tribes of Israel. Dinah was recorded as daughter of Leah.
Background Reading: 29:1 Jacob journeyed on and reached the territory that belonged to the people who lived in the east.  Read more »

Bilhah, the servant of Rachel, Genesis 29:29 :30:1-30

Bilhah, the handmaid or servant of Rachel, had two sons, Dan and Naphtali, whose father was Jacob. It was the custom of those times if the wife was barren. Then a another woman would bare children for her. Bilhah was not from the family of Laban but a servant in the extended household. Her Hebrew name means: tender.
Background Reading: 29:29 Laban also gave his woman servant Bilhah to his daughter Rachel to be her maidservant.  Read more »

Zilpah, servant of Leah, Genesis 30:9-13

Zilpah, the handmaiden or servant of Leah, bore two sons to Jacob, named Asher and Gad. It was the custom of those times if the wife was barren. Then a another woman would bare children for her. Zilpah was not from the family of Laban but a servant in the extended household. Zilpah in Hebrew means Drooping.
Background Reading: 30:9 When Leah saw that she had stopped bearing children, she took her woman servant Zilpah and   Read more »

Reuben finds some mandrakes for Leah, Genesis 30:14-18

The oldest son of Leah, Reuben, finds some Mandrakes the roots of the plant are used to help women conceive. He found them in late spring - early summer May-June, The time of Pentecost or Shavuot which was when the wheat harvest was. There was sister rivalry for Jacob's affection between the two sisters Leah the older and Rachel the younger and much loved of Jacob. At this point Leah had given Jacob four sons and about to add one more while Rachel was still barren a great disgrace to a woman in this culture. All during this time Jacob and his family were working for Laban,   Read more »

Jacob had twelve sons, Genesis 29:31-30:24 and 35:23-26

Jacob had only eleven sons born to him before he left Laban in Paddan Aram e.g. Northern Euphrates. Now eastern Turkey or northern Syria. Benjamin was born to his wife Rachel later. These Twelve sons are to become the 12 tribes of Israel. Leah also bore Jacob a daughter called Dinah. Later we find her involved in a unhappy event for the sons of Jacob. see Genesis 34:1-31.
Background Reading: 29:31 Later, the LORD noticed that Leah was being neglected, so he made her fertile, while Rachel remained   Read more »

Jacob flees with his family from Laban, Genesis 31:1-55

Jacob and his family, including eleven sons, eventually fled from Laban. Rachel stole from her father Laban's house some of his prize possessions, which she considered her right. Laban was the father of Rachel and her sister, Leah. Jacob had worked for for 14 years in exchange for obtaining Laban's two daughters as his wives. Laban in Hebrew means: white, glorious. He was the son of Nahor and the brother of Rebekah.
Background Reading: 31:1 Now Jacob used to listen while Laban’s sons kept on complaining, “Jacob has taken over everything our   Read more »

Esau’s descendants, Genesis 36:1-43

Jacob prepares to meet Esau, his twin brother. Esau was the elder son of Isaac and the twin brother of Jacob. Jacob had stolen both the birth right of the eldest son and also the blessing that went with it. Esau had not forgiven Jacob for these acts. Remember in all of this God had said before they were born Jacob I have loved and Esau I hate.
Background Reading: 36:1 This is a record of Esau’s genealogy, that is, of Edom. 2 Esau had married Canaanite women,  Read more »

Joseph’s Dreams, Genesis 37:1-11

Joseph had a dream in which his mother, father and brothers would bow down in front of him. This came true when Joseph was 30 years old, when the Pharaoh made him Second in Charge of Egypt. Joseph in Hebrew means: May Yahweh add. The fulfillment of the dream was when Jacob arrived in Egypt in a Cart.
Background Reading: 37:1 Jacob continued to live in the land they were occupying, where his father had journeyed in the territory of   Read more »

Joseph is put down a well, Genesis 37:12-36

Joseph was put down a well by his half-brothers to keep him there until they sold to the Midianite merchants, who then on-sold him to Egyptians as a slave. Joseph's brothers had meant to harm Joseph but God protected him as He wanted Joseph to be in Egypt so that he could one day save his family, in accordance with the dreams God had given Joseph. As Jacob had tricked his own father Jacob's own sons ticked him. Joseph was about seventeen when he had his dreams and about thirty years of age when he started to be second in charge in Egypt including ruling over the   Read more »

Tamar and Judah, Genesis 38:1-30

Judah and Tamar - Judah’s Life among the Adullamites. Tamar was originally the wife of Er, who was the eldest son of Judah. After the death of Er and then his brother Onan, Judah promised Tamar that she could marry the third son Shelah once he was grown. However, Judah did not keep his promise and Tamar eventually bore twins to Judah, one called Pharez (meaning breach in Hebrew) and the other called Zarah (which possibly means sunrise). Pharez is in the family tree of Jesus the Messiah or Christ. Tamar's name in Hebrew means palm tree.   Read more »

Joseph runs from Potiphar’s Wife, Genesis 39:1-20

Joseph was so well-built and handsome that Potiphar's wife wanted to sleep with him, but Joseph said, "No." Potiphar's wife had been trying many days to get Joseph to go to bed with her. In Joseph's mind if he did go and sleep with his masters wife this was sinning against God. So Potiphar's wife got him alone one day then told lies about Joseph so that he ended up in prison. Joseph keeps true to God's word here as he kept true to God's word the rest of his life.   Read more »

The Cup that held the wine for the King of Egypt, Genesis 40:1-23 and Genesis 41:1-13

Joseph told the butler, or cupbearer, what his dream meant. He would be restored to his position as cupbearer for the King. The Cupbearer's job was to taste any drink that was given to the King to show that it was not poisoned. Like a lot of people who have made a promises the cupbearer did not keep this one.
Background Reading: 40:1 Some time later, both the senior security advisor to the king of Egypt and his head chef offended their master,   Read more »

The chief Baker to the King of Egypt, Genesis 40:1-4, 40:16-22 and 41:1-13

The Baker who was in prison with Joseph. One night he had an important dream, which Joseph interpreted. The dream was in three days he would die. The captain of the guard assigned them to Joseph, and he attended them. This how Joseph got to meet the two of them in prison. Daniel also interpreted dreams.
Background Reading: 40:1 Some time later, both the senior security advisor to the king of Egypt and his head chef offended their master,   Read more »

Joseph’s brothers first trip to Egypt for food, Genesis 42:1-38

Ten of Joseph's brothers went down to buy grain from Egypt. But Jacob did not send Benjamin, Joseph's brother, with the others, because he was afraid that harm might come to him. So Israel's sons were among those who went to buy grain, for the famine was in the land of Canaan also. Joseph now in the charge of selling the grain and food. Charged the ten brothers as spies. Joseph ordered that they bring their youngest brother to him and kept Simeon as a prisoner. Joesph then sent them back to Canaan and Joseph had his servants place the brothers money at the bottom of   Read more »

The Second Journey to Egypt, Genesis 43:1-34

Now the famine was still severe in the land. So, when they had eaten all the grain they had brought from Egypt, their father said to them, "Go back and buy us a little more food." They this time brought double the sliver and gifts from their homeland. Joseph had the upper hand and all he wanted at this time was to see his younger brother Benjamin and then his father Jacob. This time Joesph gave them a feast then sent them on their way. Click on "next" to see what then happened.   Read more »

A silver cup belonging to Joseph was put in a Sack, Genesis 44:1-34

The silver cup belonging to Joseph was put in one of the packs of food as the brothers leave for Canaan which was were they lived with there father and there individual mothers. Joseph did this to create a situation whereby his brothers would ultimately have to leave their youngest brother, Benjamin, behind. Benjamin was Joseph's full brother as they both had the same mother, Rachel. Although they all had the same father, all the others were Joseph and Benjamin's half—brothers because they had different mothers. After Joseph had reveled himself to his brothers the Pharaoh gave   Read more »

Jacob moves to Egypt in a cart, Genesis 46:1-47:12

Jacob traveled to Egypt in a cart with all his family, his servants and animals. The cart was supplied by his son Joseph, who now was second to the Pharaoh of Egypt. If Joseph had not been sold into slavery all those many years ago God could not have used Him to Save his family. Jacob was promised by God - You will go in few and come out many. To see if this happened look up the Life of Moses.
Background Reading: 46:1 Later, Israel began his journey, taking along everything that he owned, and arrived at Beer-sheba,   Read more »

Two Sons, Genesis 47:28-48:1-22

Jacob, as he was about to die, blessed Joseph's two sons, Manasseh and Ephraim. The blessing that Jacob gave Joseph was that Joseph's two sons would become his sons. This is why they are considered as part of the twelve sons of Jacob or his God given name Israel. So Jacob put Ephraim the younger ahead of Manasseh the first born. And said the younger will become greater than the older. How often have we seen this in the Bible were God put the younger in front of the first born. Try to name were this has happened including twin boys. This blessing was before and separate   Read more »

Manasseh Joseph’s older son, Genesis 48:1-22 and 49:22-26

Manasseh was the older brother of Ephraim, who were both sons of Joseph and Asenath, the daughter of Potiphera, priest of On. When Jacob, who was renamed Israel by God, was on his deathbed he blessed Manasseh and gave him the status as one of his sons. Manasseh as the first born should have had the double blessing but it went to his younger brother Ephraim when Jacob blessed them and called them as his own sons. Manasseh in Hebrew means: causing to forget.   Read more »

Ephraim Joseph’s younger son, Genesis 48:1-22 and 49:22-28

Ephraim was the younger son of Joseph. When Jacob, who was renamed Israel by God, was on his deathbed he blessed Ephraim and gave him the status as one of his sons. Even though Ephraim was the younger of Joseph's sons, Jacob prophesied that he would become greater than his older brother, Manasseh. Ephraim the younger son of Joseph got the blessing of the first born from Jacob rather than Manasseh who was the first born. Ephraim in Hebrew means: Double fruitfulness.   Read more »

12 sons of Jacob which he blesses before he dies, Genesis 49:1-28

Jacob blesses his twelve sons just before he dies. His sons were:
  • Reuben the name means: see, a son - mother Leah
  • Simeon the name means: one who hears - mother Leah
  • Levi the name means: attached - mother Leah.   Read more »

  • Death of Jacob at one hundred and forty seven years old, Genesis 49:29-33

    Jacob, as he was about to die, blessed his 12 Sons. Jacob 2005BC-1885BC, lived 147 years. He had married both Leah and Rachel who were sisters. He had 12 sons and at least one daughter.
    Background Reading: 49:29 In his last words, Jacob issued this set of instructions to them all: “I’m about to join our ancestors. Bury me alongside my ancestors in the cave in the field that used to belong to Ephron the Hittite. 30 It’s the cave in the field near Mamre at Machpelah in the   Read more »

    Death of Joseph at one hundred and ten years old, Genesis 50:22-26

    Joseph was the one whose dreams from God came true. He was also able to interpret other people's dreams. Joseph was 30 years old when the Pharaoh of Egypt made him Second in Charge. He died at one hundred and ten years old in Egypt. His bones were taken back to the land of his birth when Moses lead the people out of Egypt about 400 years later. Exodus 13:19. Joseph looked after his brothers and their families even after his brothers tried to harm him when he was still a teenager. Joseph was a still a very powerful man in Egypt. Jacob promised to Joseph he as a people would   Read more »

    300 year gap between Joseph and Moses, Genesis 50:22-Exodus 1:22

    There is a gap of 300 years between the end of Genesis and the start of the Life of Moses in the book of Exodus. Actually the gap is between Exodus chapter one and verses 7 and verse 10. Genesis in Hebrew means: beginnings. Exodus in Hebrew means: exit or departure.
    Background Reading: 50:22 Joseph continued to live in Egypt, along with his father’s household, until he was 110 years old. 23 Joseph saw the third generation of Ephraim’s children, as well as the children who had been born to Manasseh’s son Machir, whom he adopted as his own.   Read more »

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    Time Line for the book of Genesis

    Undated Past untill 1800BC – Creation to the death of Joseph as found in the book of Genesis [Approximately 5-7 A4 pages of notes.]
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    Background Information – Genesis Part Two

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    Resources – Genesis Part Two

    WEBSITES: Birth of Jesus - Easter - Revelation - Life of Moses - bibleoverview
    BOOKS: The Sequence of Events of the Old Testament - Shlma Eliezer Pub MOD Israel Publishing House Distributed By the "Jerusalem Post" ISBN -965-05 797? 1984. The Macmillan Bible Atlas - Yohanan Aharoni and Michael Avi-Yonah, Canterbury Public Library. The Mysterious Numbers of the Hebrew Kings - Dr Edwin Thiele Pater Noster press 1951. Young's Analytical Concordance. Time Lines by Zondervan.   Read more »

    You can do a deeper study on the book of Genesis - part two. By clicking on the links beside each image. Genesis - Part two is the continuation of Genesis part one. Starting with Jacob and his family naming the twelve tribes of Israel. Towards the end the colorful story about the life of Joseph and how he saves his mother and father and brothers. Then ending with the death of Jacob and Joseph. Which leads on to the next section the Life of Moses.