Genesis 1–11 contains some of the most familiar stories in the Bible. The creation week, Adam and Eve, the Garden of Eden, Noah’s ark, the Tower of Babel — Christians know these stories well. But how many believers know what Moses intended these stories to teach?
In its ancient context, this primeval history was not a simple historical record. Rather, it was a forceful argument condemning Egypt and encouraging Israel to follow Moses to the Promised Land.
- Orient students to Moses’ role as Israel’s leader.
- Explain the function of primeval narratives in the ancient Near East.
- Summarize the structure, content, original meaning and modern application of Genesis 1–11.
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