The Genesis Story: Reading Biblical Narratives

Deepen your understanding of the meaning and beauty of the first book of the Bible.

Genesis is a book of fundamental importance for the Jewish and Christian faiths and has exerted a profound influence on Western Civilization. In addition to being a great religious text, it is also a literary masterpiece. 

This free online course explores some of the work’s major narrative themes, including the complex relationship between God and man, the consequences of a rupture in that relationship, and the path towards reconciliation.

Join Professor Justin Jackson in this six-lecture course as he analyzes the stories of Adam and Eve, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph.

Enroll in this free course on Genesis today!

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What students say

This wonderful course selection reaches my interest and academic level, is thorough and considerate of the topic at hand and gives a perspective from many different angles that encourages deep spiritual consideration and critical thinking.

– Laura

First off, I am so humbled by all the great discussions on each lesson.  The instructor is well spoken, and the other participants express thoughtful ideas.  I am learning so much! … I cannot thank Hillsdale College enough for this course.  I honestly believe this course is a gift from God.  Thank you so much for this course!!!

– Dave

The professor explains himself coherently and in a way that is easy to understand. He is not adamant that his view is the only view, he is knowledgeable about the original words and how they might be translated, he approaches the topic openly with encouragement for discussion, even if that discussion is in opposition to his private opinion.

– Sarah