answers to bsf's study of genesis 2020-2021

BSF’s Posting Schedule for Book of Genesis

Hey all!

I just wanted to communicate my posting schedule for you all!

You will see in the sidebar that there are two categories for the book of Genesis. This is because this will be my second time through the study. I will leave up my old notes and questions for anyone who wants to compare. Thus, be sure you click on: BSF GENESIS 2020/2021 for this year’s answers.

That being said, with so many of us online now, I know many of you have already begun the study. In an effort to accommodate you all, I will begin posting my answers on August 31st for Lesson 1 of BSF’s study of Genesis. If you haven’t started yet, no worries! They will all be archived on this site. You can simply scroll down my home page, or click the sidebar to find all of the lessons.

Feel free to always add your thoughts on the lesson in the comments for all to view, or email me via my contact form. I will respond as soon as I can. My life is busier these days, so I’m not online as much as I used to be.

Let’s all grow with God this season of our lives!

God bless, and can’t wait!

fall of adam and eve in book of genesis

Introduction to the Book of Genesis

AUTHOR: While many point to Moses as the author of Genesis, many scholars debate this and wonder if it was a compilation of authors.

TIME PERIOD: The wilderness wanderings date back to late in the 15th century or early in the 13th century BC.

PURPOSE: To provide a detailed record from the time of creation to God’s preservation of Joseph. In-between, we see God chosing Abram (or Abraham) to be the patriarch of His people, adn we learn about his descendents. We are also taught the foundational truths that the Bible is built upon.


  1. Genesis 1-11: Creation to the death of Terah, the father of Abraham
  2. Genesis 12-36: History of the patriarchs: Abraham, Isaac & Jacob.
  3. Genesis 37-50: History of Joseph

Genesis is a book of beginnings. Resolve today to turn the page and open a new beginning in some aspect of your life, whether it’s a new leaf in a relationship or finding God’s purpose for your life. We are created to know Him. Spend these days knowing God from the beginning, and share your knowledge and thoughts here. May God be with you and teach you throughout the upcoming year.

Thus, we begin with hope and love, then disaster strikes and sin is brought into the world. Then God chose a man to redeem humanity through His Son.

People We’ll Meet in Genesis

  • Adam and Eve
  • Abraham
  • Sarah
  • Jacob
  • Esau
  • Cain and Abel
  • Lot
  • Isaac
  • Laban
  • Joseph
  • Noah
  • Ishmael
  • Rebekah
  • Rachel

God picks you up right where you are at and carries you forward. Where is He doing this for you today?