Instead of skipping over the genealogy lists, take the time and carefully take in the names and glean details that will aid in better understanding of the book of Genesis overall. This week, we will uncover some gems in the genealogy list. The narratives and the genealogical lists, which are sandwiched between the narratives, vary in length. It’s easy to ignore the lists or consider them to be transitions in the text. Genealogy lists are just as important as the narratives. The author of Genesis has a specific reason for including the lists. The men named in the lists have a role in shaping the context of the narrative, displacing God's promise of the preservation of the "promised seed" and pointing to the coming Messiah.
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