Deron J. Biles

Dr. Deron Biles is the Dean Emeritus of Southwestern Center for Extension Education, Professor of Pastoral Ministries and Preaching, School of Theology and School of Preaching, Director of Professional Doctoral Studies, School of Preaching, Fort Worth Campus

Genesis 13:1-18

Gen. 13:1-18 Locate the passage This passage tracks Abram’s journey back to the land of Canaan from which he should not have previously left. Genre The passage is narrative.  It records conversations between Abram and Lot and the Lord and Abram. Determine t... Read More »

Genesis 12:10-20

Gen. 12:10-20 Locate the passage This passage chronicling Abram’s lack of faith in God follows immediately after God’s promise to Abram and Abram’s faithful response.  It demonstrates the immaturity of Abram’s faith and a shocking disregard for his wi... Read More »

Genesis 11:27-12:9

Gen. 11:27-12:9 Locate the passage This section begins a new toledoth following the family of Terah, Abram’s father.  This toledoth is one of the longest sections in Genesis and extends through 25:11.  This section introduces us to Abram (whose name will a... Read More »

Genesis 11:10-26

Gen. 11:10-26 Locate the passage This section is marked by the beginning of a new toledoth through the lineage of Shem.  The passage shows the lineage of Abraham through the line of Shem. Genre The passage is narrative.  It is an extended genealogy list.  T... Read More »

Genesis 11:1-9

Gen. 11:1-9 Locate the passage This passage recounts the Divine interruption of mankind’s selfish plans to make a name for themselves.  This passage records the events that led to the Lord enforcing mankind’s obedience to the Divine command to “fill the... Read More »

Genesis 10:1-32

Gen. 10:1-32 Locate the passage This pericope begins the next toledoth and recounts the lineage of Noah’s 3 sons. Genre The passage is narrative.  No conversation is recorded in this passage, except a “saying” that became common regarding Nimrod. Determ... Read More »

Genesis 9:18-29

Gen. 9:18-29 Locate the passage This pericope records the history of Noah and his sons after disembarking from the ark.  It covers the final 349 years of Noah’s life. Genre The passage is narrative. The only conversation is from Noah regarding the judgment ... Read More »

Genesis 8:1-9:17

Gen. 8:1-9:17 Locate the passage This pericope records when the ark came to rest and the flood began to recede.  God judgment was just, but He did not forget mankind.  His Covenant was a sign of His grace to His people. Genre The passage is narrative.  In t... Read More »

Genesis 6:9-7:24

Generation IV:  The Generations of Noah (6:9) Gen. 6:9-7:24 Locate the passage This passage follows the revelation of two great truths from the previous passage: the depth of mankind’s sin and the favor Noah found.  This pericope begins the third toledoth ... Read More »

Genesis 6:1-8

Gen. 6:1-8 Locate the passage This passage is a dramatic turning point from the shockingly long life-spans of Genesis 5.  Chapter five ends with the introduction of Noah.  Chapter 6 begins with the context that accentuates his faithfulness. The passage is th... Read More »