Teaching Notes are Bible studies we taught before GraceLife Ministries began publishing articles online in 1995. Some were presented as sermons, others as group studies.

Our hope is that these older studies will be a blessing to you in your life and ministry. Please use them in any way God leads you.

These teaching notes are from a study in Genesis.

[These notes are from a study taught more than 40 years ago. The notes are in outline form.]

Genesis 1:1 – 2:23

Read Genesis 1:1 – “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”

Important Hebrew words –

  • bərêšîṯ
  • bārā
  • ’ĕlōhîm
  • haššāmayim
  • hā’āreṣ

What do we learn about the Creator in this first verse of Scripture?

(List on overhead)

Read John 1:1-5 and John 4:10-14

The Creation of Man

vs. 27 – “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.”

Important Hebrew words –

  • wayyiḇrā
  • ’ĕlōhîm
  • hā’āḏām
  • bəṣalmōw,
  • bəṣelem
  • zāḵār
  • ūnəqêḇāh

The Creation of the Male

2:7 – “And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.”

Important Hebrew words –

  • wayyîṣer
  • Yahweh
  • ’ĕlōhîm
  • hā’āḏām,
  • ‘āp̄ār
  • hā’ăḏāmāh,
  • wayyippaḥ
  • bə’appāw
  • nišmaṯ
  • ḥayyîm;
  • wayhî
  • hā’āḏām
  • lənep̄eš
  • ḥayyāh.

Read Psalm 103:13-14

Teach – God then placed the male into a beautiful garden named Eden – “delight”

Overhead map – General area believed by archaeologists to the be the location of Eden.

Quote from eminent archaeologist Dr. William F. Albright writing in 1940 –

“Archaeological research has thus established beyond doubt that there is no focus of civilization in the earth that can begin to compete in antiquity and activity with the basin of the Eastern Mediterranean and the region immediately to the east of it — Breasted’s Fertile Crescent.”

The Creation of the Female

vs. 18 – “And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.”

Important Hebrew words –

  • Yahweh
  • ’ĕlōhîm,
  • ṭōwḇ
  • hā’āḏām
  • ləḇaddōw
  • ’e‘ĕśeh
  • ‘êzer
  • kəneḡdōw

Teach vss. 19-20

Before God provided the male with a complement, He brought all the animals to the male to see what he would name them.

Teach vss. 21-22

God put the male into a deep subconsciousness and took out a part of his side and fashioned the female.

vs. 23 – “And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.”

’išh is used in Scripture of man in his strength and vigor. The Latin translation of ’išh is vir from which we get our English word “virile.”

’išhšāh is the femine form of ’išh.

Read 1 Peter 3:7

[Thank you for reading these teaching notes from more than 40 years ago. My prayer is they will be a blessing to you and your ministry.]