Genesis 8 & 9


 Leader: Pastor Kruschel

Genesis 8 & 9


 

  1. To help you understand the expression “God remembered Noah” (8:1), consult Genesis 30:22 and Exodus 2:24.  What is the meaning of this expression? 

       
  2. What impresses you about Noah as he gathered information about the conditions outside of the ark, 8:6-12? 

       
  3. Genesis 7:11 reads: “In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, on the seventeenth day of the second month – on that day all the springs of the great deep burst forth, and the floodgates of the heaven were opened.”  Exactly how long did the flood last?  What other chronological details are shared in the text? 

       
  4. The site God selected for the ark to come to rest was near where Europe, Asia and Africa come together.  Considering God’s redemptive plan, why was this a strategic location? 

       
  5. If you had been Noah, what do you suppose would have been the first thing you would have wanted to do after spending more than a year in the ark?  What was the first thing Noah did? 

       
  6. What does the rainbow tell us about God?  Of which promise(s) of God does the rainbow remind us? 

       
  7. What do we infer from the Lord’s words, “As long as the earth endures . . .”? 

       
  8. In 9:1-7, why does God repeat for Noah much of what he once told Adam in the Garden of Eden? 

       
  9. What does chapter nine tell us about capital punishment? 

       
  10. How do you think Noah and his family may have felt the first time it rained after the flood? 

       
  11. On what unhappy note does the “Account of Noah” comes to an end?  What is your impression of Noah in this story?  What does this tell you about Scripture? 

       
  12. What is the point of including a story like this in Genesis?