Old Testament Narrative
Old Testament Narratives are units of thought that fit within the larger framework of an Old Testament Book.
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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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Generation III: The Generations of Adam (5:1) Gen. 5:1-32 Locate the passage This pericope begins the next toledoth section in Genesis. It chronicles the family of Adam and is marked by the long life-spans of first few generations after Adam. This passage ... Read More »
Genesis 4:17-26 Locate the passage This passage chronicles the progress of life, the consequences of sin, and the extension of God’s grace. The passage follows Cain’s punishment and its impact on mankind. Genre The passage is narrative, with a poem highl... Read More »
SWBTS Chapel sermon called A God for Changing Times by Dr. Millard Erickson. Read More »