The Growth of the Seed: Notes on the Book of Genesis



The end of Genesis provides the exegetical key to understanding everything before it. Reuben, Simeon, and Levi were impenitent and passed over for the Messianic blessing. Th is explains why their sins were recorded and helps clarify the rest the Genesis accounts: Genesis details why the Messianic line continued through certain people and why others were rejected from it.

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The Growth of the Seed is a study of Genesis that emphasizes several themes. For instance, the enmity which begins when Cain killed Abel, is carried throughout the Bible and is guaranteed to be between the seed of the woman and the serpent. this enmity will ultimately culminate in the children of the devil who murder the Seed of the woman. Genesis starts this narrative and documents the growth of the Seed and the covenant relationship between man and God.

About the Author

Nathan Ward is a professor of Biblical Studies at Florida College in Temple Terrace, Florida. His master’s degree is in religion (Biblical Studies) and he is pursuing a doctor of ministry (Theological Exegesis). Nathan is the author of DAYBREAK: A GUIDE TO OVERCOMING TEMPTATION and co-editor of BENEATH THE CROSS: ESSAYS AND REFLECTIONS ON THE LORD’S SUPPER. He lives in Tampa with his wife Brooke and sons Silas and Judah.