Friday, November 6, 2009

List of Genesis portions for the beginners

Genesis is divided into 12 portions or stories.

Jewish title
English translation
B’reisheet In the beginning 1:1-6:8 God's creation
Noach Noah 6:9-11:32 Noah's story
Lech Lecha Go forth 12:1-17:27 Abraham's story
Vayera And he came 18:1-22:24 The LORD appeared
Chayei Sarah Life of Sarah 23:1-25:18 Sara lives on
Toldot Generations 25:19-28:9 The coming generations
of Isaac
VaYetze And he went out 28:10-32:3 Jacob went out
VaYishlach And he sent 32:4-36:43 Jacob sent gifts
to Esau
VaYeshev And he settled 37:1-40:23 Jacob settled in
the land
Miketz At the end of 41:1-44:17 Joseph explained
the dreams…
VaYigash And he drew near 44:18-47:27 Judah drew near to
face down ….
VaYechi And he llived 47:28-50:26 towards the end of
Jacob's life

Reading the scriptures as stories helps me a lot, I think. I like the way it is divided.

Today's song in my heart.

“Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit”, says the LORD of hosts. (Zech. 4:6)

My church in Japan used to sing this a lot. I just started singing this while I was on line looking for a job, remembering that God is the source of everything.

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