Chapter 2

The Story now turns to the story of how God chooses a people and builds a nation.   It’s a most curious — okay let’s just say it — it’s a downright bizarre choice!  An elderly man and a barren woman, who’s also advanced in age, are supposed to be the beginning of a new nation.   And yet that’s what comes to pass.   This story in Chapter 2 will arc across four generations, from Abraham and Sarah; to Isaac and Rebekah; to Jacob and Rachel/Leah;  to Joseph.   It’s a stunning narrative with plot twists and cliff hangers.   And it’s a profound statement of what God is about.

I invite you to share in the comment space any questions or comments that you have from your readings or from our time in class on Sunday!