Story of the Sacred Week 2
God told eve not to eat from the tree. The serpent convinced eve to eat, and as a result, GOD
promised the serpent that he shall crawl on his belly and eat dirt.
To Eve, he promised women pain in childbirth, and for men to rule over their wives
Eve gave birth to Cain (offered fruit of the ground to the lord) and Abel (brought sheep from his
The Lord did not like Cain’s offering, and liked Abel, so Cain was very jealous of Abel
Cain took Abel to the field, where he killed him out of jealousy
The Lord told Cain that he would forever be a fugitive and a wanderer on the earth
The Flood – God as a destroyer as well as a creator. Tired of cursing the land he created, God
looks to wipe it out, and start clean. He is not angry, just looks to start over
Men shall only live to 120
Men were wicked, acting cruelly, except for Noah. Noah had three sons: Shem, Ham, and
God told Noah to build an ark, for he would destroy man, but Noah can save his wife and
children, along with a male and female of every animal
On the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, the flood came; rain came for 40 days and 40 nights
Every living thing was killed, and the water raged for 150 days
Noah sent a dove to see if the water has subsided. It had not, so Noah waited 7 days, and sent
the dove out again. The dove returned with an olive branch
Noah offered burnt offerings to God, and pleased him. God promised to never punish man again
Noah’s son Ham was the father of Canaan
Noah slept naked, and Ham was ashamed of the nakedness, so looked to cover up his father
Noah became angry, and cured Canaan to be a slave
Pick one of the "scenes" of Genesis which I've titled with the square brackets in the reading.
Write a personal reaction or response to the story (~ 400 words), drawing on the lesson notes,
picking up on the questions interspersed in the lesson notes, and post it to the course
discussion board for this lesson.
Engage with at least one of the posts from other members of group by posting a reply (~100
The Flood, Genesis six, scene discusses the well-known story of Noah and the Flood.
This scene leads up to the flood, which wiped out human existence, with the exception of Noah
and his family. It seems to be written with anger, an