Genesis Bible Study

A Chapter A Week

This Genesis Bible study provides an eleven-week study that covers the first 11 chapters.  It begins with a study of creation and finishes with the birth of Abraham, the father of many nations.  

These 11 Bible studies feature daily online study questions designed for small group or individual study.  It's always better if you can share your insights with another, so we recommend small group studies if possible.

Some questions require you to study the scriptures within the chapter, others will require you to go to related chapters or books of the Bible.  Then there are questions only you can answer as we seek to apply Biblical principles to our lives.

Some believe that the Book of Genesis is the most important book ever written; and that it's the foundation of all true history, science, and philosophy.

Also, no other book of the Bible is quoted more often in other books of the Bible.  Considering this and the material covered in Genesis as shown below, it's easy to see why its believed to be the foundational book for the entire Bible.

Because Genesis is the book of origins or beginnings, you will find 14 origins in the Book of Genesis.  Specifically, the origins of:

  • the universe
  • order and diversity
  • the solar system
  • the atmosphere & hydrosphere
  • life 
  • man
  • marriage
  • evil 
  • language
  • government 
  • culture
  • nations
  • religion
  • the chosen people1

By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible (Hebrews 11:3).

"Next to the parables of Jesus the stories of Genesis 1–11 must be the most familiar part of the Bible. Nearly everyone has heard of Adam and Eve, the Flood, and the tower of Babel.

Yet at the same time it is the most contentious: some people dismiss it as myth or fairy tale, while others hold it to be good science and accurate history.

And as far as the New Testament and early Christian writers were concerned this was the part of the Old Testament that was most influential in the formulation of Christian doctrine." 2

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Book of Genesis Chapter 1 -- This study is the first of eleven in a series of studies of the first 11 chapters of the Book of Genesis.  Learn how and why God created our world and what He considered good and blessed. Learn who helped God create our world, learn whether evolution is supported, and see how we fit into the picture. 

Book of Genesis Chapter 2 -- Learn why God created Adam and Eve and about their home in the Garden of Eden.  Discover how these events affect us to this very day.  What commands did God issue at the beginning of time and do they affect us still today?

Book of Genesis Chapter 3 -- Learn about the fall of man and how Adam and Eve's sin affects us all still today.  See how Satan, the Father of Lies, uses a lie to trick mankind just as he continues to do today.  Was it a sin to eat the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil?

Book of Genesis - Chapter 4 -- Learn about the consequences of murder in the first family in history.  Who was the third son born to Adam and Eve?  How did these events affect Eve?  Does the Bible condone polygamy or having more than one wife?

Book of Genesis - Chapter 5 -- Learn about the ancestors of the man Jesus Christ, from the first man, Adam down to Noah.  It may surprise you to learn who was alive during Adam's lifetime, who outlived their sons, and who was alive at the time of the great flood.

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Book of Genesis - Chapter 6 -- Learn why God's heart was filled with pain and why he flooded the earth.  See why God destroyed all living things on the earth except those He saved in the ark.

Book of Genesis - Chapter 7 -- Learn about the flood, the ark, and those who were inside the ark.  Do you know how long they were in the ark? You can discover that and find out who shut the door of the ark.

Book of Genesis - Chapter 8 -- What did Noah do when he left the ark? This Genesis Bible study tells us that God was so pleased with what Noah did that he made two  promises that we can rely on to this very day!

Book of Genesis - Chapter 9 -- Which of Noah's three sons was cursed and why?  How did Noah's family not become food for all the wild animals?  Is drunkenness a sin?  Does the land of Israel belong to the Jewish people?

Book of Genesis - Chapter 10 -- Discover which of the lineage of the Christ-line from Noah to Abram.  Do you know which of the lines of Noah's sons spawned the Muslim nations?

Book of Genesis - Chapter 11 -- This is our final Genesis Bible study of the first 11 chapters of the Book of Genesis.  Here we see another era begin with the introduction of Abram, later called Abraham.  We also learn why God confounded the languages of the entire world and scattered mankind around the face of the earth.

To go to our other site which has Bible studies on the other chapters of Genesis,  click here.

We pray these Bible studies are a blessing to you.  Our desire is that God will speak to you through His Holy Word and that you grow closer to Him by studying the Bible.

The Bible says God's Word is a lamp unto our feet and a light upon our path (Psalm 119:105).  So why walk in darkness when you can walk in light?  Walking in light makes life easy - You won't "stub your toe" on Satan's traps when you can see them with the light of God on your path.

The Apostle Peter tells us God wants us to study the Bible so that we can have something more sure, the prophetic word, and that we will do well to pay attention to it as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts.  (II Peter 1:19)

We Pray that You Will Enjoy this Genesis Bible Study

After this study you should consider another Genesis Bible study to learn more about Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph who were all great men of God in Genesis.  We provide that for you with our sister site - click here to learn more.

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Need Some Answers?

If you would like to compare your answers for these Bible Studies, we can help.  There's a link at the bottom of each page.  Just click it and you can compare your answers for the study of each chapter of this Genesis Bible Study.

1 Morris, Henry M. 1976. The Genesis Record. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books. pgs 17-21.

2 Wenham, Gordon J. 2003. Exploring the Old Testament: The Pentateuch. Vol. 1. London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge.