Genesis: A Summary

Genesis is just another collection of etiological myths and moral atrocities. It’s a horrible god doing horrible things to equally horrible people. From Adam to Noah to Abraham. I can’t imagine that this is a very good beginning to a book known as “The Good Book”.  I know, Christians only care about the New Testament, but …

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Genesis 50

Genesis 50 Joseph has his father embalmed like an Egyption, asks the Pharaoh for his leave and takes Jacob to Canaan to bury him.  With him go dignitaries, his brothers and much of their households. His brothers were worried that Joseph would try to take revenge against them for being such assholes to him in the past. …

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Genesis 49

Genesis 49 Jacob, on his deathbed, gathered his 12 sons together to “bless” them.  I use quotes here, because some of the blessings didn’t seem like something you would want put upon you. Now, remember, these are the sons who wanted to kill one of their brothers and lie to their father about it, so maybe …

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Genesis 48

Genesis 48 As Jacob is dying he wants to bless Joseph’s sons, Ephraim and Manasseh. Even though Manasseh is the oldest, he blesses Ephraim higher, saying both will become a people, but that Ephraim will be greater. Joseph isn’t happy about it, but Jacob insists it.  Jacob wants them to be counted among his people, while …

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Genesis 47

Genesis 47 Joseph gets his father and brothers settled into Goshen with the Pharaoh’s permission, who even asks that they tend to his own livestock. Joseph provides for them and settles them in the best land. The famine continues. Joseph sells the food he had Egypt save to keep people alive. When they have no more …

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