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Genesis 48:1 - Genesis 50:26

The book of Genesis introduces us to Abraham, who is called by Yahweh to leave his homeland, because God has chosen him and will give the land of Canaan to his offspring. Initially called Abram, God changed his name to Abraham, and he became the father of Isaac, who was the father of Jacob. And it's Jacob, whose name was changed by God to Israel. Abraham was married to a woman named Sarai, whose name God also changed to Sarah. And it was Jacob's twelve sons who became the twelve tribes that made up the nation of Israel. And it's the nation of Israel, which God took for Himself as a chosen people, a special inheritance for Himself out of the nations of the earth. God then called Israel to a special destiny, a destiny to be a blessing to the rest of the world and one that would lead to the coming of the Messiah who is Christ Jesus our Lord.

In the book of Genesis we see Abraham's family through Jacob grow into a family of about seventy people as they leave the land of Canaan and move into Egypt, into the land of Goshen. Jacob's son Joseph, after going through many trials as he is prepared by God to lead and save many people alive, has become the second in command of all of Egypt. The book of Genesis starts with creation, travels through the Garden of Eden, the fall of mankind, the separation of the people of the earth into nations at the Tower of Babel, to Abraham and his descendants. The book of Genesis ends with Joseph as Jacob's family settles in the land of Goshen, located in Northern Egypt, next to the Mediterranean Sea. There they will become a nation of people whom God, through the Exodus returns to their promised homeland in Canaan. It's in the book of Genesis that God introduces His plan of redemption for all of humanity, and we see glimpses of Jesus, as He makes appearances as the "Angel of the Lord," who is the promised Messiah to come.

Joseph and his two sons visit Jacob before his death. Jacob rehearses God's promises to his family for remembrance. Jacob blesses Joseph’s children as his own sons. Like his father Isaac, God leads Jacob to bless the younger over the older. Jacob blesses all of his sons by name. Jacob prophesies Christ will come from line of Judah. Jacob will be buried with his fathers. Death of Jacob. Jacob is buried. Joseph once again forgives his brothers. Joseph dies in Egypt at years old.

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Scripture taken from the Modern King James Version of the Holy Bible Copyright © 1962 - 1998 By AJay P. Green, Sr.