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The Women of Genesis
You are required to read the entire book of Genesis while completing this course.
QUOTED IN THIS STUDY: Student must look up EVERY scripture
referenced in the textbook for this
study in their King James Bible. That includes all of those scriptures
that are partially or wholly quoted in the textbook, including whole chapters
when they are given as a reference. Scripture reading
of chapters and individual references as well as a reading of the entire book of
Genesis are requirements for the course.
If you do not read the entire book of Genesis and, in addition, look up every scripture referenced in the textbook then you will
fail the course.
REQUIREMENTS are on
the course main page. Click HERE if you need to review them.
The Final Test link is at the bottom of the last lesson/section of this
Superscript numbers (1): The numbers in superscript refer to references from the Bibliography/Reference
They are live links. If you click on the number it will automatically take you to the proper reference on the Bibliography/Reference page.
Short Lessons: Some of the lessons are short and, therefore, are listed in pairs. Such as Lessons Nine and Ten. These will be under one listing and are to be studied together. There will be one test to cover the paired lessons and the minimum attendance required will be for the pair, not for each lesson individually. This means that when the pair, such as Lessons Nine and Ten, are studied, the attendance requirement for the pair studied together will be one week total and not two weeks for the two lessons.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Includes the INTRODUCTION and WOMAN ONE - Eve
Cain's Wife - the Innocent Bystander
Noah's Wife - The Faithful Woman of New Beginnings - not named
The Wives of Shem, Ham, and Japheth - not named
Sarai (Sarah) - The Barren Woman
LESSONS NINE and TEN
LESSONS ELEVEN and TWELVE
LESSON FOURTEENFINAL TEST
Introduction: The Bible's teachings on the relative roles of men and women are not popular today.
If you are offended by the idea that men and women are different, then this study will probably offend you. I can’t help that. The Bible is the Bible and God says that it is “perfect,” that it is His “word,” and that it is “profitable” for Christians to “perfect” us for the work of the ministry. Therefore, every child of God should line up their beliefs with the Word of God instead of trying to change the Word of God to line up with their beliefs.
II Tim 3:16-17
:16 All scripture [is] given by inspiration of God, and [is] profitable for doctrine,
for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
:17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.
God even warned us that the time would come when people would not listen to the Bible. We are now in that time. And He gives with this warning a charge which is ignored by the vast majority of preachers today- to the detriment of those in the so-called “Churches” pastored by those men. (II Tim 4:1-5)
Therefore, we will endeavor to see what God teaches in His Word without bringing any preconceive notions into the study. If we do so, then we can reach the truth of the matter.
God says that He will help us to understand all truth; and we claim that promise as His children. However, if you are not saved then you have not the Holy Spirit and it will be impossible for you to understand the things of God, including what He teaches concerning our current study of Women in the Bible. (Jn 16:12-13 cf Jn 20:22)
Also, if we pursue this or any other biblical study with preconceived notions of what God says because of prevailing public sentiment, false teachings previously foisted off upon us by those who either do not use the Bible or do not believe it, or who try to explain it away to justify their machinations used by them for appeasing public sentiment, or because of our personal false pride, then we will not learn but we will simply be caught up in foolish contentions against God’s teachings in His Word.
To the pastors and all Christians God tells us what to do in II Tim 2:15-17.
He also warns us about pride, which is involved in many contentions, in fact we should say "every" contention, concerning our current subject, in Prov 13:10.
He warns us about what to do and think about false teachers and teachings in Ro 3:4 “... let God be true, but every man a liar...”
And concerning public sentiment and false "wisdom" God tells us in I Corinthians.
I Cor 1:20 Where [is] the wise? where [is] the scribe? where [is] the disputer
of this world? hath not God made foolish the _________ of this world?
up the reference in your KJV and click the correct answer in the following list:
stupidity - knowledge - love - wisdom - foolishness
And concerning the things taught by the unsaved in this world God gives us I Cor 2:6-16.
Since the Bible is the perfect Word of God, then if we take exception with the things we are about to learn from God’s Word, then we are not taking exception with just the one thing from His Word, but rather we are taking exception with His Word in its totality. And when we take exception with His Word, then we are taking exception with God himself. And all of it is sin and displeasing to God. If we want to be pleasing to Him then we need to line up our thinking with His word, all of it. Even when we find parts of it that we don't like, that doesn't change the fact of the truth of all of it.
on with the study.
women- 170 verses
her- 1193 verses
sister- 107 verses
daughter- 288 verses
she- 728 verses
sisters- 18 verses
daughters- 224 verses
wife- 370 verses
aunt- 1 verse
|mothers- 7 verses
wives- 122 verses
This is a total of 3859 verses. We also have to take into account multiple uses of these words
in each of the verses as well as the use of personal names, which are much too numerous to
Example: Sarah- 33 verses; Sarai- 13 verses; Mary- 46 verses; etc.
It is obvious that personal names must amount to
more than another thousand references to women.
This gives us at least 5,000 references to women in the Bible.
II. In The Beginning
One of the basic tenets of biblical interpretation is that the seeds of every doctrine in the Bible can be found in Genesis and are expanded upon in the remainder of the Bible. Therefore, we must go to Genesis to find the seed from which the doctrine of Woman springs. The basic precepts are found there from which we must grow the bible doctrine of Woman. To be true to the Word of God, we must interpret all other scripture in the light of the basics found here in Genesis.
NOTE: I have oft been told that “Paul was a woman hater” because of his writings on women in the New Testament which are contrary to the popular beliefs of today and contrary to the teachings of those Churches who have decided to be “popular” instead of “scriptural.” I have also been told by others that Paul’s teachings in the New Testament were simply “matters of custom.”
This tells me four possible things:
ONE: That those people don’t believe in the verbal-plenary Inspiration and the Preservation of the Scriptures, both of which God guarantees.
TWO: They don’t believe all of the Bible is true and profitable.
THREE: They would rather believe what is taught by men instead of what is taught by God or would rather seek the approval of men rather than the approval of God.
FOUR: Or (most tragically) they may not be saved and thus they cannot receive the teachings of God in His Word.
By starting in Genesis, with the seeds of the doctrine of Woman, then we can understand if the teachings by Paul and others in the New Testament truly did spring from God’s basic teachings in Genesis and were expanded upon in the rest of the scriptures, or if they sprang from culture or personal beliefs. Was Paul a “woman hater”- or does God really teach certain precepts concerning women? Does He teach specific roles and responsibilities for women and prohibits others? Let’s go through the whole Bible and see what the big picture teaches. Then we can see what God is really teaching concerning woman and what He really does expect from them and says about them. What we find may not be “politically correct” and may offend some in our society; but when we have drawn our conclusions from the Scriptures then we will know for a certainty that it is truly what God says, and means, and we need not worry about the approval of men (people).
I. The creation of Woman. (Eve)
It was during the 6 days of Creation. (Gen
B. The specific details of her creation are found in Genesis
ch. 2. (Gen 2:18-24)
Adam was created out of the dust of the earth; Eve was created out of the side of Adam. I have taught many times that man is refined dirt but woman is refined man.
|II.||The purpose of Eve.|
|A. To help Adam dress and keep the garden. (Gen 2:18)|
| Contrary to what many teach, there is no such thing as
a "helpmeet" meaning a "helpmate"
because the two words are not conjoined in the Bible. The term in Gen
2:18, "... help meet..." means a helper that is fit or a
God made a helper that was suited to Adam. One equal to him, because she was made of his very substance, to be his counterpart.
NOTE: Although the teaching of subservience of wife to husband is definitely taught in the seed doctrine of Woman in Genesis, there is no hint that the relationship is to be viewed as slavery for the wife under the dictatorship of the husband. Instead, it is to be understood more along the lines of a benevolent monarchy. The husband and wife are to be one flesh and the wife is to be treated by the husband as he would treat his own flesh. She came from his side, a place of protection, and he should be willing to protect and care for her at all costs. And together they are to take dominion over God’s creation- the husband as the leader and the wife as the willing helper fit to help him obey the commandments of God so that they two together can better serve Him.
Lesson test is "open book," which means you may use
any of your study materials while taking this test.
You cannot proceed to the next Lesson until the day after you have
passed this Lesson Test and found all of the correct answers
in the textbook or the Bible, whichever is appropriate, to
all questions missed on this test even though
you received a passing score.