Genesis: From Creation to a Nation

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Understanding Genesis is key to understanding the subsequent history of mankind. In this easy-to-read, verse-by-verse devotional commentary, Ken Fleming does just that — he helps us understand Genesis.

As you read this commentary, the Bible will come alive as you connect the patriarchs with the ongoing story of God’s plan and purpose. Themes such as the tragic effects of sin, the promise of redemption, and the coming of Jesus Christ, will reveal God’s justice and holiness as well as His everlasting compassion and love.

The book of Genesis remains important in understanding God’s design for your life. The events that are chronicled mirror human experience in failure and success, in the struggle to overcome sin, and in the need for a faith-based relationship with God. As the Scriptures themselves promise, a committed study of God’s Word will impact your mind, your heart, and your actions, and leave you with renewed gratitude for all that God has done. 

Units: 4
Edition: AK '12
Pages: 448
Size: 6" x 9"
ISBN #: 1-59387-012-4
Format: Paperback

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Chapter 1 – The Creation
Chapter 2 – Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden
Chapter 3 – The Tragedy of Sin and the Triumph of Grace
Chapter 4 – The Rebellion of Ancient Civilization
Chapter 5 – The Patriarchs, From Adam to Noah
Chapter 6 – Noah and the Ark
Chapter 7 – The Worldwide Flood
Chapter 8 – Leaving the Ark
Chapter 9 – God’s Covenant with Noah
Chapter 10 – Ancient Nations and Their Dispersion
Chapter 11 – The Tower of Babel
Chapter 12 – The Call of Abram
Chapter 13 – The Choices of Abram and Lot
Chapter 14 – The Blessings of Victory
Chapter 15 – The Covenant with Abram Ratified
Chapter 16 – The Birth of Ishmael
Chapter 17 – The Pledge and Sign of the Covenant
Chapter 18 – God’s Promise and Abraham’s Prayer
Chapter 19 – The Deliverance of Lot from Sodom
Chapter 20 – Abraham and Abimelech
Chapter 21 – The Fulfillment of the Promise
Chapter 22 – The Test of Abraham’s Faith
Chapter 23 – The Death and Burial of Sarah
Chapter 24 – A Bride for Isaac
Chapter 25 – Abraham’s Death and the Birth of Esau and Jacob
Chapter 26 – Isaac and Abimelech
Chapter 27 – Jacob Obtains the Patriarchal Blessing
Chapter 28 – Jacob’s Dream at Bethel
Chapter 29 – Jacob’s Marriages in Haran
Chapter 30 – Jacob’s Children and Jacob’s Prosperity
Chapter 31 – Jacob’s Flight from Haran
Chapter 32 – Jacob’s Wrestling with the Angel
Chapter 33 – Jacob’s Return to the Land
Chapter 34 – Treachery in Shechem
Chapter 35 – The Renewal of the Covenant at Bethel
Chapter 36 – The Family of Esau
Chapter 37 – Joseph’s Dreams and Betrayal
Chapter 38 – The Family of Judah
Chapter 39 – Joseph in the House of Potiphar
Chapter 40 – Joseph in Prison
Chapter 41 – Pharaoh’s Dreams and Joseph’s Exaltation
Chapter 42 – Joseph’s Brothers’ Journey to Egypt
Chapter 43 – Joseph’s Brothers Return to Egypt
Chapter 44 – The Testing and Confession of Judah
Chapter 45 – The Reconciliation of Joseph with His Brothers
Chapter 46 – Israel’s Journey to Egypt
Chapter 47 – Jacob Blesses Pharaoh
Chapter 48 – Jacob Blesses Joseph’s Sons
Chapter 49 – Jacob Prophesies Concerning His Sons
Chapter 50 – The Deaths of Jacob and Joseph

Author info: Ken Fleming has been an enthusiastic and passionate Bible teacher for more than fifty years. His service for Christ has led him to many parts of the globe, including South Africa, where he spent twenty-five years as a missionary among the Zulu people. From 1977 through 2002, Ken taught in the Bible and Missions programs at Emmaus Bible College in Dubuque, Iowa. Today he continues proclaiming the gospel and strengthening the church body through writing and preaching ministries. For some of Ken's other commentary works, click on the links: Exodus: The Formation of a Nation and Joshua: The Conquest of Canaan.

Books by Ken Fleming: Biblical Principles of Church GrowthExodus: The Formation of a NationGenesis: From Creation to a NationGod's Voice in the StarsHe Humbled HimselfJoshua: The Conquest of CanaanPeter Fleming: A Man of Faith

Courses by Ken Fleming: Discovering Bible StudyDiscovering Christ in the PsalmsEphesiansExodus: The Formation of a NationGenesis: From Creation to a NationGod's Mandate for MissionsJohn the Baptist: Prophet of the HighestJoshua: The Conquest of CanaanJudges: Disobedience, Departure, Discipline, & Deliverance1 Peter2 Peter & JudeSecurely Saved and Sure of It!

Booklets by Ken Fleming: Assurance of SalvationThe Challenge of Change in Assembly Missions

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“I bought one of your new books on Genesis and have read most of it so far. Because Genesis is the foundation of God's truth, purpose, and character as revealed throughout the Scriptures, it is wonderful to have your book that presents so many perspectives as to how this foundation applies to God's plan and how He has been fulfilling it throughout history. If I had this knowledge and were to write a book, this is the way I would have wanted to write it.I believe that everyone should have this book. Thank you so much!”

– Jerome Bergquist
WebMD - Senior Programmer/Analyst


“I just finished Genesis in my Thursday class, and used it all the way through. It's a wonderful treatise on Genesis. Now please send me Exodus and then Leviticus... well the entire Pentateuch, if there is time before the rapture!! Thanks so much for giving it to me.”

– Margaret Riedel
Morgan Hill, California


I've finished my men's class on Genesis 1-11 using Ken Fleming's Commentary on Genesis. This was a big hit with the men. I got a lot of feedback on how good the commentary was and they frequently referenced it in our class discussions. It seemed to hit at the right level and was easy to read, contrary to many commentaries. These men are not steeped in Biblical knowledge but are smart guys.

– Ron Quiggins
Green Mountain Falls, Colorado