Parsha Bereishit – Apostolic Readings, Links, and Videos

New Testament readings for Torah portion Bereshit (Genesis 1:1-6:8), plus links to commentary and videos.


  • Genesis 1:1-2:3
    • Mark 2:23-3:6
    • John 1:1-15
    • John 8:39-59
    • Colossians 1:13-23
  • Genesis 2:4-3:24
    • Matthew 19:3-6
    • Romans 5
    • 1 Corinthians 15:12-58
    • 1 Timothy 2
    • Revelation 21
  • Genesis 4:1-26
    • Romans 6:1-18
    • Hebrews 11:1-6
    • 1 John 3:11-24
  • Genesis 5:1-6:8
    • Luke 1:68-79
    • Titus 2:11-15
    • Jude 1:3-23

Additional Reading

Video Teachings Related to Parsha Bereishit

  • Get Your Hands Dirty – Adam was created to be a gardener. Dirt is part of who we are in our core, and people will tend to be happier and healthier if they get their hands dirty now and then.
  • Divine Genocide in Joshua 11 – God said, “Thou shall not kill”, but he told Joshua to kill every living person in Canaan. What’s up with that?
  • A Little Bitter Makes Your Whole Life Sweeter – People are resilient. They tend to adapt and become accustomed to whatever circumstances life puts them in. Because of this, a life of too much ease creates weak men. If you want to be happy, strong, and able to withstand whatever curve balls come your way, you’re better off seeking out challenges and hardships in measured, controlled doses before truly hard times come and knock you on your backside. A lesson from Proverbs 27:7.
  • The Book of the Genesis of Jesus – The Gospel of Matthew begins with a clear reference to Genesis 5, but you can only see it in the Greek. One of the lessons we can derive from these two genealogies is that God knew we would fail from the very beginning and he planned for our redemption, telling us all about it through his interaction with mankind in history.
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