Having some insight into when the Pentateuch was written has helped readers today understand something of why it was written.
That why question is important when the discussion turns to the relationship between Genesis and modern science—be it cosmology, geology, or biology.
” All that lies between them is development from the one to the other. On the other hand, Genesis reveals much about the nature of man.
Gleason Archer The guiding principle throughout the narrative is the covenant of grace, and God’s gracious dealings with true believers from the time of Adam onward. Not only did God reveal the perversity and depravity of man, but He also identified many positive examples of faith and obedience in the lives of the godly.
The question of when Genesis was written is not a new one.
It has been a focus of modern biblical scholarship since the eighteenth century.
The life of Joseph is a study on handling extreme situations.
What would you be like if you were the ruler of the world? Joseph had to deal with a life of ups and downs, and his God taught him how to handle them all.
Their struggle continues the story of God's choice.
The lessons we learn for our lives from these men and their relationship to God can guide our steps of faith.