Book of Genesis
Arthur Bailey meticulously uncovers the foundational text of the Bible in his exploration of the Book of Genesis. Through thorough analysis, he addresses critical questions surrounding this ancient Scripture: Who wrote it? When was it composed? To whom was it directed? What drove its creation? Delving deep into these inquiries and beyond, Bailey offers viewers a comprehensive understanding of Genesis's pivotal role in shaping the narrative of the Bible, providing profound insights into its historical, theological, and literary significance.

Searching The Scriptures : Genesis

by Arthur Bailey

Genesis – The Introduction
Understanding The book of Genesis is foundational to the understanding of the rest of the Bible. 
In the Beginning, Day 1
Arthur Bailey continues his verse-by-verse commentary teaching on The Book of Genesis.  In this Teaching, Arthur describes the process of creation and the order in which creation takes shape starting with YeHoVaH separating the light from the darkness.  Listen to find out about the creation of darkness!
In the Beginning, Day 2
Genesis is a record of what YeHoVaH revealed to Moses, the author of Genesis.  The second day begins with YeHoVaH separating the water that He made in Day One and creating the  expanse called Heaven.  This Teaching also looks at the alignment of Genesis and The Gospel of John that says all things were made by Him and without Him was not anything made that was made.  
In the Beginning, Day 3
In Day 3, YeHoVaH calls the water to gather in various places which are called seas.  This results in dry land which is called Earth.  Day 3 is also the day of the creation of grass, herbs and trees.  Arthur discusses the mixing of seed and how Father does not want us changing His Creation. 
In the Beginning, Day 4
In Day 4, the two great lights are discussed.  They divide the day from the night.  YeHoVaH created them for signs, for seasons, for days, months, and years.  These two lights were to give light upon the earth; one ruled the day and the other ruled the night.  Listen to Arthur discuss the firm establishment of a day starting at evening.
In the Beginning, Day 5
In Day 5, YeHoVaH created all the creatures that lived in the water and flew in the air. The creature called Leviathan is discussed based solely on Scripture. Arthur also discusses other related things such as dinosaurs, serpents, and Behemoth.
In the Beginning, Day 6
In Day 6, all land creatures, organisms, and man were created. Arthur addresses the issue that some believe that the female was created on a later day than the man. From Scripture it is shown that YeHoVaH blessed both the male and the female on Day 6.  On that same Day, instructions on diet were given and the animals were named.
In the Beginning, Day 7 & Chapter 2:1-3
YeHoVaH blessed Day 7 and rested on it.  Day 7 was sanctified; it was set apart from all the other days.  The seventh day was the only day that was blessed, rested on, and sanctified. Arthur delineates the..
The Days of Creation Chapter 2:1-25
At the end of Day 7, YeHoVaH was done with Creation. We clearly see in Chapter Two that Genesis was not written in chronological order...
Falling from Grace  Chapter 3:1-7
This message is called Falling from Grace because of the sequence of events that befell Mr. and Mrs. Adam.  Many people believe that grace is solely a New...
Judgement, Mercy & Grace Chapter 3:8-24
Last week in the teaching, Falling from Grace, the serpent and the woman had a conversation that led to Mr. and Mrs. Adam eating from the tree that YeHoVaH told them not to eat from.
Teaching into The Adam Family Chapter 4:1-15
The Adam Family now consists of Mr. and Mrs. Adam/Eve, Cain, and Abel. Cain and Abel brought offerings to YeHoVaH.  Abel brought what would later come to be known as firstfruits/firstborn of the flock.
The Adam Family Expands Chapter 4:16 -26
Although YeHoVaH rendered judgment on Mr. and Mrs. Adam for their actions of disobedience they remained in the presence of YeHoVaH.
The Generations of Adam Chapter 5
According to the genealogy revealed by Luke in the New Testament, Adam was the son of God/YeHoVaH.  Adam lived a hundred and thirty years, and begat a son in his own likeness and called his name Seth. Genesis 5 follows key..
The sons of God Chapter 6:1-13
Some believe the sons of God were fallen angels, but Arthur doesn’t believe or teach that. The sons of God were the godly men born to Seth and his descendants. Abel, who was killed by Cain, was righteous based on the testimony of God.
The Days of Noah Chapter 6:8-22
Noah was righteous in the midst of unrighteousness; without blemish in the midst of fallen people. Noah did not let the evil and corrupt society he lived in corrupt his character. Noah walked with YeHoVaH when others chose not to walk with YeHoVaH.
The Beginning of the End Chapter 7
After Father determined to destroy all flesh on earth, He gave man the opportunity to repent. The Bible reveals that before the flood came, Noah preached righteousness. The people rejected what Noah had to say and dismissed his preaching and his warnings to their own demise.
And God Remembered Chapter 8
It had rained for 40 days and 40 nights; the water prevailed on the earth 150 days. And God remembered Noah and every living thing that was with him in the Ark.
An Everlasting Covenant Chapter 9:1-19
YeHoVaH blessed Noah and his sons, and told them to be fruitful, multiply, and replenish the earth. YeHoVaH also gave Noah and his sons permission to eat animal flesh.
Wine, Drunkenness and The Curse of Canaan Chapter 9:20-29
Moses, the writer of Genesis, lets us know that Ham is the father of Canaan because of the events that shall unfold in this portion of Scripture. Noah gets drunk from his homemade..
The Founding Fathers: Japheth Chapter 10:1-5
Our ancestry goes back to the families of three brothers making all men relatives in the human sense of the word. ALL human beings trace our roots back to Shem, Ham, and Japheth, the sons of Noah and his..
The Founding Fathers: Ham Chapter 10:6-20
The Hamitic people are one of the oldest in civilization. The descendants of the sons of Ham are all mentioned in the New Testament. The descendants of Ham migrated throughout..
The Founding Fathers: Shem Chapter 10:21-32
From Shem to Moses is roughly 1,000 years. According to resources, Shem’s descendant Eber is the originator of the Hebrew language. Therefore it is only logical to conclude that Hebrew did not exist before Eber.
They Spoke In Tongues Chapter 11:1-9
The incident of the flood was at the height of man’s rebellion against the Creator. After the flood, YeHoVaH commanded Noah’s sons and their wives to be fruitful, multiply, and fill the earth.
From Shem to Abram Chapter 11:10-32
Although Moses had written concerning the generations of Shem in the previous Chapter, he revisits the generations of Shem with a focus on Arphaxad.
The Promises to Abram Chapter 12:1-9
Abraham (formerly called Abram) is viewed as one of the most important persons if not the most important person in Scripture besides Yeshua Himself. YeHoVaH introduced Himself to Moses as the Elohim of..
Abram and Pharaoh Chapter 12:10-20
Abram and Sarai were married before they left Ur. Now that Abram has gone to Canaan, he faces a famine there. So, they decide to go to Egypt. Abram was concerned for his own life and had Sarai say that she..
Walking by sight vs. Walking by Faith Chapter 13
This episode begins with Abram leaving Egypt with his wife and his nephew, Lot. Abram was very rich in cattle, silver, and gold that Pharaoh had given Abram for Sarai’s sake.
Sodom, Gomorrah, and Lot Chapter 14:1-16
For 12 years, five kingdoms served Chedorlaomer king of Elam. In the 13th year, Sodom and the 4 other kingdoms rebelled. In the 14th year, Chedorlaomer made war with them and..
Tithes of All Chapter 14:16-24
In the process of rescuing Lot, Abram had acquired an abundance of spoils or possessions from the war with the 4 kings. It is in this passage that Abram meets Melchizedek, priest and king of Salem. Melchizedek introduces us to the phrase “Most High God”.
YeHoVaH’s Covenant with Abram Chapter 15
YeHoVaH speaks to Abram in a vision saying, “Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward.” Abram responds to YeHoVaH by saying that YeHoVaH has given him..
Abram, Sarai, and Hagar Chapter 16
Assessing her inability to have children, Sarai came up with the idea of having her husband sleep with her servant, Hagar, in order to produce children. Scripture implies that the children Hagar produced would be Sarai’s children since Hagar was Sarai’s maidservant or slave.
Circumcision: An Everlasting Covenant Chapter 17:1-14
When Abram was 99 years old, YeHoVaH appeared to Abram and proposed a covenant with Abram based on conditions. Abram’s part of the covenant was to walk before YeHoVaH’s face..
Blessings, Covenants, and Circumcisions Chapter 17:15 -27
YeHoVaH told Abraham to no longer call his wife Sarai, but Sarah. Sarai first heard her new name called by her husband Abraham, not by YeHoVaH. It is clear according to YeHoVaH’s intent, that in order for the..
YeHoVaH Appears to Abraham Again Chapter 18:1-16
This is the 3rd time the Scriptures record YeHoVaH appearing to Abraham. YeHoVaH and the men with Him had their feet washed and were served bread, butter, milk and beef. Ironically, consuming meat and dairy products (including cheese) together is forbidden by Kosher dietary laws.
Abraham Negotiates with YeHoVaH Chapter 18:17-33
YeHoVaH reasoned concerning the need to share with Abraham what He was about to do to Sodom, where Lot lived, and Gomorrah. Among the reasons was that Abraham was a prophet; he would become a great and mighty..
Righteousness, Wickedness and Judgment Chapter 19:1-29
According to 2 Peter, Lot was a righteous man living in the midst of wickedness. Lot had gone from living outside of Sodom to living in Sodom and serving in some counsel capacity by sitting at the gates of the city.
Drunkenness and Incest Chapter 19:29-38
YeHoVaH remembered Abraham and sent Lot out of the midst of the overthrow of the cities in that region. Lot was hesitant to leave, so the Angels took Lot, his wife and 2 daughters by the hand and led them out. Lot was spared because of his connection and relationship with Abraham. Lot was instructed to go into the mountains, but Lot negotiated with the Angels to stay in Zoar.
Abraham The Prophet Chapter 20
When Abimelech heard that Abraham had said that Sarah was his sister, Abimelech sent for Sarah and took her. What relation was Sarah to Abraham? The term “sister” in the Hebrew could refer to a relative.
The Promised Son Chapter 21:1-21
YeHoVaH fulfills His promise by visiting Sarah and blessing her with a son in her old age and Abraham’s old age. Abraham names his son Isaac, (he laughs) the name YeHoVaH gave him in..
Abraham Makes a Covenant Chapter 21:22-34
After Abraham had dwelt several years in the land, the king and the chief captain of his army comes to establish an agreement with Abraham. It appears that Abimelech had kept an eye on Abraham, and it was..
Obedience, Sacrifice and Worship Chapter 22
As James wrote, YeHoVaH does not tempt; He comes to test or prove Abraham. Abraham heard the instructions given him and rose up early in obedience to the instructions he had been given.
Taking Possession of The Land Chapter 23
Sarah died at 127 years old. This would have made Isaac around 36 years old when his mother died since she gave birth to him when she was 91.
Abraham’s Servant, YeHoVaH, and Rebekah Chapter 24:1-28
Abraham’s eldest servant is believed to be Eliezer who ruled over all Abraham had, even though Abraham had two sons. Eliezer was Abraham’s chief servant. He was born in Abraham’s..
Blessings, Covenants, and Circumcisions Chapter 17:15 -27
YeHoVaH told Abraham to no longer call his wife Sarai, but Sarah. Sarai first heard her new name called by her husband Abraham, not by YeHoVaH. It is clear according to YeHoVaH’s intent, that in order for the..
Rebekah Comforts Isaac Chapter 24:29-67
Abraham’s eldest servant is believed to be Eliezer who ruled over all Abraham had, even though Abraham had two sons. Eliezer was Abraham’s chief servant. He was born in Abraham’s..
Abraham’s New Wife and Children Chapter 25:1-18
After Abraham had secured a wife for Isaac from his kinfolk, Abraham got married again at the age of 140 and had six more sons by Keturah. However, Isaac was the promised son who would inherit all that..
Barrenness and Birthrights Chapter 25:19-34
The first three times the Bible uses the word barren are in reference to the wives of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob/Israel. To be barren means to not be able to reproduce. Sarah, Rebecca, and Rachel we’re all barren.
The Blessings of Obeying God’s Commandments Chapter 26:1-14
In a Nutshell, there are blessings associated with obeying the Commandments of God. There are consequences for disobedience.
Can You Stand to Be Blessed? Chapter 26:12-33
In a Nutshell: Persecution comes with the Blessings of YeHoVaH. Because of Isaac’s blessings, the Philistines envied Isaac and asked him to move away from them.
The father’s Blessing Chapter 26:34-35 and Chapter 27
In this Chapter, Jacob, with the help of his mother, secures the blessing of the birthright. Rebekah remembers the words of YeHoVaH spoken to her which caused her to do what she did. Jacob knew what..
Prophecy and Dreams Chapter 28
Rebekah convinces Isaac to send Jacob away after Jacob took the birthright blessing and Esau reveals his desire to kill Jacob. As Jacob is on the way to Laban’s house, his mother’s brother, YeHoVaH appears to Jacob in a dream and says to Jacob,
Marriage and Deception Chapter 29:1-30
Jacob did not understand the culture, customs, and nature of Contracts or Covenants in Haran. From his entrance into the region Jacob was introduced to a different way of life, but maintained his way of doing things.
Love and Hate Chapter 29:30-35 and Chapter 30:1-24
In this teaching, we will learn the 3 C’s of Haran: Customs, Culture, and Contracts or Covenants. These customs set the foundation for the birth of a nation and the 12 tribes of Jacob or Israel.
YeHoVaH and Wealth Chapter 30:25-43
YeHoVaH has no problem prospering those who pursue Him. He made Abraham rich; He prospered Isaac during a time of famine; and He prospered Jacob under the harsh treatment from Laban.
Called Out Chapter 31:1-21
In this teaching, Jacob receives instructions to leave and return to the land of his fathers, Isaac and Abraham. Jacob heard the conversations of Laban’s sons and see the countenance of Laban that..
Yehovah Protects His People Chapter 31:22-55
Last week in the first part of Chapter 31, YeHoVaH calls Jacob out from amongst his kindred in Haran to return to his kindred in Canaan. On the third day after Jacob had fled from Laban and taken his wives, children, all of his livestock and possessions, Laban was told that Jacob had fled.
Your Gifts Will Make Room for You! Chapter 32:1-21
Isaac was still alive when Jacob returns to the land. Remember: Jacob had obtained the birthright, but had not taken possession of any of his father’s possessions.
From Jacob to Israel Chapter 32:22-32
There are several lessons we can learn from the life of Israel or Jacob as we look at what Father has done and said. Men, even to this day, tend to ignore YeHoVaH’s Words and therefore the lessons they contain.
Israel, Esau, and Grace Chapter 33
Israel cared for all of his family, however his selection of how he aligned them in preparation to meet Esau showed his preferences toward them.
The Children of Israel Chapter 34
In this passage, Dinah, the daughter of Leah and Israel, goes on an adventure and is discovered by the son of the king who according to this passage had sexual relations with her.
The Terror of God Chapter 35:1-15
In the mist of the trouble caused by Simeon and Levi, Israel is concerned about the people around him in the land coming against him and his house.
The Sons of Israel Chapter 35:16-29
After Israel left Bethel, Rachael went into labor. She brought forth a son, but she died in the process. She named her son Benoni, but Israel called him Benjamin. Rachel was buried in the way to Ephrath which is called Bethlehem.
Esau and the Edomites Chapter 36
This portion of Scripture implies that Esau and Israel lived in proximity to each other. As we studied last week, they were in communication with each other because they came together to bury their father, Isaac.
Sibling Rivalry Chapter 37:1-11
This teaching looks at sibling rivalry as played out in the household of Israel.
Envy, Money and Deception Chapter 37:12-36
The plan concocted by the sons of Israel was to kill Joseph and then lie to their father. On the surface, it seems all of the brothers were in on the plan.
Birth of the Jews Chapter 38
In this Teaching , Arthur focuses on Israel’s son Judah, his marriage to a Canaanite woman, and the promise Judah made to his daughter-in-law that would later be recognized in the Torah given by YeHoVaH in Deuteronomy 25:5-10.
Joseph’s Trouble and YeHoVaH’s Favor Chapter 39
After Joseph was sold by his brothers into slavery, Joseph is sold by some descendants of Abraham to a high-ranking official in Egypt.
Dreams and Interpretations Chapter 40 DOWNLOAD FREE EBOOK VISIT BOOKSTORE DONATE TODAY Joseph’s saga and journey continued in prison, as the favor of the[...]
A Hebrew, an Egyptian, and YeHoVaH Chapter 41:1-40 DOWNLOAD FREE EBOOK VISIT BOOKSTORE DONATE TODAY Egypt has played a pivotal role in the lives of the Hebrew[...]
When a Hebrew Ruled Egypt Chapter 41:38-57 DOWNLOAD FREE EBOOK VISIT BOOKSTORE DONATE TODAY Abraham, the first person referred to as a Hebrew in Scripture, was[...]
The Lord of the Land Chapter 42 DOWNLOAD FREE EBOOK VISIT BOOKSTORE DONATE TODAY During the famine of Israel’s days, YeHoVaH prepares the way for the[...]
The God of Israel Chapter 43 DOWNLOAD FREE EBOOK VISIT BOOKSTORE DONATE TODAY After consuming the grain, they had received from Egypt, the sons of[...]
To Save Israel Chapter 44 DOWNLOAD FREE EBOOK VISIT BOOKSTORE DONATE TODAY After a successful second journey to Egypt, with Benjamin in tow, to[...]
Joseph, Lord of Egypt Chapter 45 DOWNLOAD FREE EBOOK VISIT BOOKSTORE DONATE TODAY Loaded down with as much food as they could carry, the sons[...]
Israel Goes to Egypt Chapter 46 DOWNLOAD FREE EBOOK VISIT BOOKSTORE DONATE TODAY After a couple of trips to Egypt to purchase food and return[...]
From Canaan to Goshen Chapter 47:1-12 DOWNLOAD FREE EBOOK VISIT BOOKSTORE DONATE TODAY After two years of famine, with five more years to go, Joseph[...]
Joseph the Businessman Chapter 47:13-31 DOWNLOAD FREE EBOOK VISIT BOOKSTORE DONATE TODAY Join Arthur as he illustrates how Joseph, the Lord of Egypt, was[...]
The Blessings of Israel Chapter 48 DOWNLOAD FREE EBOOK VISIT BOOKSTORE DONATE TODAY Israel approaches the end of his days, his sight fades, and he becomes ill.  Joseph[...]
Israel Barak His Sons Chapter 49:1-12 DOWNLOAD FREE EBOOK VISIT BOOKSTORE DONATE TODAY In this portion of Torah, Genesis 49 opens with Israel calling his[...]
Israel Barak His Sons Chapter 49:13-28 DOWNLOAD FREE EBOOK VISIT BOOKSTORE DONATE TODAY This week we continue in Genesis 49 where Israel has called his[...]
The Death and Burial of Israel Chapter 49:29 and Chapter 50:1-14 DOWNLOAD FREE EBOOK VISIT BOOKSTORE DONATE TODAY After receiving the good news that his son Joseph is alive, Israel[...]
Forgiven Chapter 50:15-26
Joseph’s character had been tested and proven by YeHoVaH through the many trials Joseph had gone through in preparation for making him a great man in the world. 

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