Genesis

Bereisheet, which means “In the Beginning,” chronicles the events of the creation of life, the universe, man, as well as the fall of man.  Bereisheet also tells of the events of our Patriarchs Abraham, Isaac and Jacob through whom the the Promise of the New Covenant would be given and of whom Messiah would descend (Gen 49:16).

Torah Portions from the Book of Genesis

The Book of Genesis is divided into fifty chapters and twelve weekly Torah Portions. Click on the name on the list below for a summary of the weekly portion, and how it points to Messiah Yeshua, the Holy One of Israel

בראש׳ת/Bereisheet (In the Beginning)

Genesis 1:1-6:8

The Torah Portion, "Bereisheet" not only describes for us the beginning of everything, from the universe to life itself. It also lays out for us the foundations of Adonai's promise of salvation - that He would send us Messiah

נח/Noach (Noah)

Genesis 6:9 - 11:32

The Portion, "Noach," reveals for us the reality of Adonai's judgment on sin. Yet, it also reveals for us His mercy and forgiveness regarding His promise to one day redeem all of mankind through the Messiah.

לך לך/Lech Lecha (Go Forth Yourself)

Genesis 12:1 - 17:27

The Portion, "Lech Lecha" describes the calling of Abraham, through whom the Hebrew nation would be born. However, most importantly, it would be the promise of the Messiah would remain at the forefront for all of mankind.

וירא/VaYera (And He Appeared)

Genesis 18:1 - 22:24

The Portion, "VaYera" describes for us the promise of Adonai that He would deliver unto Abraham and Sarah, a son, Jacob through whom the Covenant would belong to, which would ultimately be fulfilled in Messiah.

חיי שרה/Chayei Sarah (Life of Sarah)

Genesis 23:1 - 25:18

The Portion, "Chayei Sarah," describes for us the faithfulness of Adonai to both Abraham and Sarah, as the promise of the Messiah would live on through their future generations.

תולדת/Toldot (Generations)

Genesis 25:19 - 28:9

The Portion, "Toldot" describes for us the story of Isaac as it points to the promise of the coming Messiah through him, just as Adonai had promised his father Abraham, so too would the promise live through Isaac's generations. 

ויצא/VaYetze (And He Went Out)

Genesis 28:10 - 32:2

This portion is not without Messianic prophetic importance. It not only reveals for us what the Messiah would do - as He would be the Ladder between Heaven and earth - but also, where His anointing would come from - Heaven.

וישלח/VaYishlach (And He Sent)

Genesis 32:4 - 36:43

The sparing of life for those who have seen the Face of Adonai and whose lives have also been spared through the Messiah, who is Yeshua. As it is written, “For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My (Messiah’s) sake will find it” - Mt 16:25.

וישב/VaYeshev (And He Settled)

Genesis 37:1 - 40:23

This portion records the events of Joseph's life, including his betrayal by his brothers as well as his eventual rise to power directly under Pharaoh. His life has often been considered prophetic point to the Messiah, who is Yeshua.

מקץ/Miketz (At the End of)

Genesis 41:1 - 44:17

This week’s portion, is entitled Miketz, which means “At the End of.” The portion opens, with a very familiar event – Pharaoh’s dreams of seven cows and seven ears of corn. The portion then goes on to record how Joseph was then gifted by Adonai to interpret Pharaoh’s dreams, as they revealed seven years of plenty, followed by seven years of famine. 

ויגש/VaYigash (And He Drew Near)

Genesis 44:18 - 47:27

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ויהי/VaYechi (And He Lived)

Genesis 47:28 - 50:26

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