Genesis Outline

Adam and Eve
1:1-2:4 • Six Days of Creation and the Sabbath
2:5-2:25 • Another Account of the Creation
3:1-3:24 • The First Sin and Its Punishment

Cain, Abel and Seth
4:1-4:16 • Cain Murders Abel
4:17-4:26 • Beginnings of Civilization
5:1-5:32 • Adam’s Descendants to Noah
6:1-6:8 • The Wickedness of Humankind

Noah
6:9-6:22 • Noah Pleases God
7:1-7:24 • The Great Flood
8:1-8:19 • The Flood Subsides
8:20-8:22 • God’s Promise to Noah
9:1-9:17 • The Covenant with Noah
9:18-9:29 • Noah and His Sons
10:1-10:32 • Nations Descended from Noah

Shem
11:1-11:9 • The Tower of Babel
11:10-11:26 • Descendants of Shem
11:27-11:32 • Descendants of Terah

Abraham, Lot, Hagar, Ishmael and Sarah
12:1-12:9 • The Call of Abram
12:10-12:20 • Abram and Sarai in Egypt
13:1-13:18 • Abram and Lot Separate
14:1-14:16 • Lot’s Captivity and Rescue
14:17-14:24 • Abram Blessed by Melchizedek
15:1-15:21 • God’s Covenant with Abram
16:1-16:16 • The Birth of Ishmael
17:1-17:27 • The Sign of the Covenant
18:1-18:15 • A Son Promised to Abraham and Sarah
18:16-18:33 • Judgment Pronounced on Sodom
19:1-19:11 • The Depravity of Sodom
19:12-19:29 • Sodom and Gomorrah Destroyed
19:30-19:38 • The Shameful Origin of Moab and Ammon
20:1-20:18 • Abraham and Sarah at Gerar

21:1-21:7 • The Birth of Isaac
21:8-21:21 • Hagar and Ishmael Sent Away
21:22-21:34 • Abraham and Abimelech Make a Covenant
22:1-22:19 • The Command to Sacrifice Isaac
22:20-22:24 • The Children of Nahor
23:1-23:20 • Sarah’s Death and Burial

Isaac and Rebekah
24:1-24:67 • The Marriage of Isaac and Rebekah
25:1-25:6 • Abraham Marries Keturah
25:7-25:11 • The Death of Abraham
25:12-25:18 • Ishmael’s Descendants

Jacob, Esau, Leah and Rachel
25:19-25:28 • The Birth and Youth of Esau and Jacob
25:29-25:34 • Esau Sells his Birthright
26:1-26:33 • Isaac and Abimelech
26:34-26:35 • Esau’s Hittite Wives
27:1-27:29 • Isaac Blesses Jacob
27:30-27:40 • Esau’s Lost Blessing
27:41-28:5 • Jacob Escapes Esau’s Fury

28:6-28:9 • Esau Marries Ishmael’s Daughter
28:10-28:22 • Jacob’s Dream at Bethel
29:1-29:14 • Jacob Meets Rachel
29:15-30:24 • Jacob Marries Laban’s Daughters
30:25-30:43 • Jacob Prospers at Laban’s Expense
31:1-31:21 • Jacob Flees with Family and Flocks
31:22-31:42 • Laban Overtakes Jacob
31:43-32:2 • Laban and Jacob Make a Covenant
32:3-32:21 • Jacob Sends Presents to Appease Esau

Jacob = Israel
32:22-32:32 • Jacob Wrestles at Peniel
33:1-33:17 • Jacob and Esau Meet
33:18-33:20 • Jacob Reaches Shechem

12 Sons, Levi, Judah, Joseph
34:1-34:24 • The Rape of Dinah
34:25-34:31 • Dinah’s Brothers Avenge Their Sister
35:1-35:15 • Jacob Returns to Bethel
35:16-35:26 • The Birth of Benjamin and the Death of Rachel
35:27-35:29 • The Death of Isaac
36:1-36:14 • Esau’s Descendants
36:15-36:43 • Clans and Kings of Edom

Joseph
37:1-37:11 • Joseph Dreams of Greatness
37:12-37:36 • Joseph Is Sold by His Brothers
38:1-38:30 • Judah and Tamar
39:1-39:23 • Joseph and Potiphar’s Wife
40:1-40:23 • The Dreams of Two Prisoners
41:1-41:36 • Joseph Interprets Pharaoh’s Dream
41:37-41:57 • Joseph’s Rise to Power
42:1-42:25 • Joseph’s Brothers Go to Egypt
42:26-42:38 • Joseph’s Brothers Return to Canaan
43:1-43:34 • The Brothers Come Again, Bringing Benjamin
44:1-44:17 • Joseph Detains Benjamin
44:18-44:34 • Judah Pleads for Benjamin’s Release
45:1-45:27 • Joseph Reveals Himself to His Brothers
46:1-46:27 • Jacob Brings His Whole Family to Egypt
46:28-47:12 • Jacob Settles in Goshen
47:13-47:26 • The Famine in Egypt
47:27-47:31 • The Last Days of Jacob
48:1-48:22 • Jacob Blesses Joseph’s Sons
49:1-49:28 • Jacob’s Last Words to His Sons
49:29-50:14 • Jacob’s Death and Burial
50:15-50:21 • Joseph Forgives His Brothers
50:22-50:26 • Joseph’s Last Days and Death