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Genesis Episodes

The Book of Genesis (from Greek Γένεσις, Génesis; Biblical Hebrew: בְּרֵאשִׁית, romanized: Bərēʾšīṯ, "In [the] beginning") is the first book of the Hebrew Bible and the Christian Old Testament. Its Hebrew name is the same as its first word, Bereshit ("In the beginning"). Genesis is an account of the creation of the world, the early history of humanity, and of Israel's ancestors and the origins of the Jewish people.

Tradition credits Moses as the author of Genesis, as well as the books of Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and most of Deuteronomy; however, modern scholars, especially from the 19th century onward, place the books' authorship in the 6th and 5th centuries BC, hundreds of years after Moses is supposed to have lived. Based on scientific interpretation of archaeological, genetic, and linguistic evidence, most scholars consider Genesis to be primarily mythological rather than historical. However, there exists no corresponding story to Genesis 1 and 2 in the Mesopotamian creation myth of the "Enuma Elish," which is just as readily available to read online as Genesis is.

It is divisible into two parts, the primeval history (chapters 1–11) and the ancestral history (chapters 12–50). The primeval history sets out the author's concepts of the nature of the deity and of humankind's relationship with its maker: God creates a world which is good and fit for mankind, but when man corrupts it with sin God decides to destroy his creation, sparing only the righteous Noah and his family to re-establish the relationship between man and God. The ancestral history (chapters 12–50) tells of the prehistory of Israel, God's chosen people. At God's command, Noah's descendant Abraham journeys from his birthplace (described as Ur of the Chaldeans and whose identification with Sumerian Ur is tentative in modern scholarship) into the God-given land of Canaan, where he dwells as a sojourner, as does his son Isaac and his grandson Jacob. Jacob's name is changed to "Israel", and through the agency of his son Joseph, the children of Israel descend into Egypt, 70 people in all with their households, and God promises them a future of greatness. Genesis ends with Israel in Egypt, ready for the coming of Moses and the Exodus. The narrative is punctuated by a series of covenants with God, successively narrowing in scope from all mankind (the covenant with Noah) to a special relationship with one people alone (Abraham and his descendants through Isaac and Jacob)

October 27, 2020

Genesis Bonus Episode - Bible Study for Atheists

Husband and Wife cover a brief summary of the Book of Genesis and perform fairly well on a quiz. Then learn that Nimrod was very likely Gilgamesh, and that he was pretty much a douchebag. Husband falls asleep. --- Send in...

Pentateuch Genesis

October 22, 2020

Genesis Chapters 48 - 49 - 50 Bible Study for Atheists

Husband and Wife cover Genesis chapter 48: Jacob Blesses Ephraim and Manasseh; chapter 49: Jacob's Prophecy Concerning His Sons / The Death and Burial of Jacob; and chapter 50: The Death of Joseph. Them dudes died, but not be...

Pentateuch Genesis

October 20, 2020

Genesis Chapters 46 - 47 Bible Study for Atheists

Husband and Wife cover Genesis chapters 46 and 47: Jacob and His Family in Egypt. There's like this famine and basically they squeeze the people of Egypt for all they're worth and basically it's pretty mf grotesque. We hate i...

Pentateuch Genesis

October 15, 2020

Genesis Chapters 44 - 45 Bible Study for Atheists

Husband and Wife cover Genesis chapter 44: The Missing Cup / Judah Pleads for Benjamin; and chapter 45: Joseph Makes Himself Known to His Brethren. We apologize for all the ridiculous background noise. There is coughing, moto...

Pentateuch Genesis

October 13, 2020

Genesis Chapters 42 - 43 Bible Study for Atheists

Husband and Wife cover Genesis chapter 42: Joseph's Brethren Come to Egypt for Grain; and chapter 43: Joseph's Brethren Return with Benjamin. Joseph fucks with his brothers a bit and yeah, the schadenfreude is real. --- S...

Pentateuch Genesis

October 12, 2020

Genesis Chapters 40 - 41 Bible Study for Atheists

Husband and Wife cover Genesis chapter 40: Joseph Interprets the Prisoners' Dreams; and chapter 41: Joseph Interprets Pharaoh's Dream / Joseph Made Ruler over Egypt. The baker bites the dust. Something about fat cows and grai...

Pentateuch Genesis

October 06, 2020

Genesis Chapters 38 - 39 Bible Study for Atheists

Husband and Wife cover Genesis chapter 38: Judah and Tamar; and chapter 39: Joseph and Potiphar's Wife. Now we know why people think the pull-out method is an *effective form of birth control (*NOTE: IT'S NOT). Er bites the d...

Pentateuch Genesis

October 01, 2020

Genesis Chapters 36 - 37 Bible Study for Atheists

Husband and Wife cover Genesis chapter 36: The Descendants of Esau; and chapter 37: Joseph Sold into Egypt. Some boring begatting followed by a story we wish Donny Osmond was here to sing. No raping or incest this time! --- ...

Pentateuch Genesis

September 29, 2020

Genesis Chapters 34 - 35 Bible Study for Atheists

Husband and Wife cover Genesis chapter 34: The Defilement of Dinah Avenged; and chapter 35: God Blesses Jacob at Beth-el / The Death of Rachel / The Sons of Jacob / The Death of Isaac. "Someone's in the kitchen with Dinah; so...

Pentateuch Genesis

September 24, 2020

Genesis Chapters 32 - 33 Bible Study for Atheists

Husband and Wife cover Genesis chapter 32: Jacob Prepared to Meet Esau / Jacob Wrestles at Peniel; and chapter 33: Jacob and Esau Reconciled. That wrestler came out of nowhere! Don't eat the hip bone! And was Esau subtweeting...

Pentateuch Genesis

September 22, 2020

Genesis Chapters 30 - 31 Bible Study for Atheists

Husband and Wife cover Genesis chapter 30: The Children Born to Jacob (cont.) / The Trickery of Laban and Jacob; and chapter 31: Jacob Flees from Laban. We learn there are multiple gods and we encounter a legit mic drop. Laba...

Pentateuch Genesis

September 17, 2020

Genesis Chapters 28 - 29 Bible Study for Atheists

Husband and Wife cover Genesis chapter 28: Jacob Flees from Esau (cont.) / God Appears to Jacob at Beth-el; and chapter 29: Jacob Serves Laban for Rachel and Leah / Jacob Marries Leah and Rachel / The Children Born to Jacob. ...

Pentateuch Genesis

September 15, 2020

Genesis Chapters 26 - 27 Bible Study for Atheists

Husband and Wife cover Genesis chapter 26: Isaac at Gerar; and chapter 27: Jacob Obtains Isaac's Blessing / Jacob Flees from Esau. A well is named Care-a-Lot. We conclude that all the men are rapey, lying, thieves, and all th...

Pentateuch Genesis

September 10, 2020

Genesis Chapters 24 - 25 Bible Study for Atheists

Husband and Wife cover Genesis chapter 24: A Wife Obtained for Isaac; and chapter 25: Abraham's Descendants through Keturah / The Death and Burial of Abraham / The Descendants of Ishmael / The Birth of Esau and Jacob / Esau S...

Pentateuch Genesis

September 08, 2020

Genesis Chapters 22 - 23 Bible Study for Atheists

Husband and Wife cover Genesis chapter 22: Abraham Commanded to Offer Isaac; and chapter 23: Abraham Buys a Burial Ground for Sarah. We question whether God has ever read The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People because hi...

Pentateuch Genesis