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ELMM: Genesis 1-11 and Historical Overview
January 14 - January 15
Genesis 1-11 and Historical Overview with Professor George Heider
January 14-15, 2022
Chances are you have heard or read stories from the Bible, perhaps many of them. You may, however, still find the Bible a difficult book to understand. You are not alone, because even more people who have studied the Bible for years find that there is still much to learn.
One of the joys of bible study, however, is that it does not take years of study before reading the Bible can be rewarding. Getting to know the Bible is like watching a rosebud unfold: the experience is enriching from the very start, and it becomes even better with time.
The first eleven chapters of the Old Testament book of Genesis include five of our most famous Bible stories: Creation, Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel, Noah and the Flood, and the Tower of Babel. It is important to remember that these stories were not written as scientific explanations or history in the modern sense. They were written primality as expressions of faith. To argue about their history or scientific accuracy may cause us to miss the point of the stories, the meaning that they are intended to convey. (Witnesses to the Word, Augsburg Fortress, 1991).