by Russell Sherrard
Welcome to our Weekly Bible Study. Each week we will study one Chapter of a Bible Study Book. We are going to start by studying Genesis: Book of Beginnings from the Book Series “Journey Through the Bible Book 1”. I hope you will join us each week as we “Journey” through Genesis to see what God has given us for that week. At the end of each study there will be some study questions for you to mull over during the week and if you can’t answer the questions we will give you our answers the following week.
This book (Genesis) is a Study Guide for the Book of Genesis in the Holy Bible. The Bible text used for the study is the King James Version (KJV). It is fitting that we should start with Genesis, which is the book of Beginnings. Genesis: The Book of Beginnings is the first book in this series of Journey Through the Bible.
Genesis: Book of Beginnings
by Russell Sherrard
Journey Through the Bible Book 1
Study of Genesis Chapter 12
Chapter 12 Overview
Gen 12:1 God calls Abram, and blesses him with a promise of Christ
Gen 12:4 He departs with Lot from Haran, and comes to Canaan
Gen 12:6 He journeys through Canaan
Gen 12:7 which is promised to him in a vision
Gen 12:10 He is driven by famine into Egypt
Gen 12:11 Fear makes him feign his wife to be his sister
Gen 12:14 Pharaoh, having taken her from him, by plagues is compelled to restore her
Gen 12:18 He reproves Abram, whom he dismisses
Please read Genesis Chapter 12
Gen 12:1 Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee:
Gen 12:2 And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:
Gen 12:3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.
Gen 12:4 So Abram departed, as the LORD had spoken unto him; and Lot went with him: and Abram was seventy and five years old when he departed out of Haran.
Gen 12:5 And Abram took Sarai his wife, and Lot his brother’s son, and all their substance that they had gathered, and the souls that they had gotten in Haran; and they went forth to go into the land of Canaan; and into the land of Canaan they came.
Gen 12:6 And Abram passed through the land unto the place of Sichem, unto the plain of Moreh. And the Canaanite was then in the land.
Gen 12:7 And the LORD appeared unto Abram, and said, Unto thy seed will I give this land: and there builded he an altar unto the LORD, who appeared unto him.
Gen 12:8 And he removed from thence unto a mountain on the east of Bethel, and pitched his tent, having Bethel on the west, and Hai on the east: and there he builded an altar unto the LORD, and called upon the name of the LORD.
Gen 12:9 And Abram journeyed, going on still toward the south.
Gen 12:10 And there was a famine in the land: and Abram went down into Egypt to sojourn there; for the famine was grievous in the land.
Gen 12:11 And it came to pass, when he was come near to enter into Egypt, that he said unto Sarai his wife, Behold now, I know that thou art a fair woman to look upon:
Gen 12:12 Therefore it shall come to pass, when the Egyptians shall see thee, that they shall say, This is his wife: and they will kill me, but they will save thee alive.
Gen 12:13 Say, I pray thee, thou art my sister: that it may be well with me for thy sake; and my soul shall live because of thee.
Gen 12:14 And it came to pass, that, when Abram was come into Egypt, the Egyptians beheld the woman that she was very fair.
Gen 12:15 The princes also of Pharaoh saw her, and commended her before Pharaoh: and the woman was taken into Pharaoh’s house.
Gen 12:16 And he entreated Abram well for her sake: and he had sheep, and oxen, and he asses, and menservants, and maidservants, and she asses, and camels.
Gen 12:17 And the LORD plagued Pharaoh and his house with great plagues because of Sarai Abram’s wife.
Gen 12:18 And Pharaoh called Abram, and said, What is this that thou hast done unto me? why didst thou not tell me that she was thy wife?
Gen 12:19 Why saidst thou, She is my sister? so I might have taken her to me to wife: now therefore behold thy wife, take her, and go thy way.
Gen 12:20 And Pharaoh commanded his men concerning him: and they sent him away, and his wife, and all that he had.
After reading the scripture, please answer the related review questions. If, after reading the scripture and trying to answer the question you find that you can’t answer the questions we will answer them next week.
1. What promises were given to Abram?
2. How old was Abram when he departed out of Haran?
3. Who did Abram take with him?
4. Where did Abram go in order to escape the famine?
5. What did the Lord do to Pharaoh and his house because of Sarai?
Answers to Genesis Chapter 11 Questions
1. One language
2. To reach heaven; and to make a name for themselves so they would not be scattered
7. Ur of the Chaldees
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