Watch Before You Read:
The Context of Genesis sets the stage for how to engage with the text.
Why The Genealogies Matter:
Everything is intentional. When God speaks it matters, and that’s true even when it comes to the list of names that we often want to skim past. If you look at the genealogies in scripture they mean more than who bore who. They tell a story of what God is up to, that God is purposeful even in something as simple as a name. He uses genealogies to show his plan for redemption, and to reveal His glory to those who are willing to dig deeper.
Look at the genealogy of the first descendants of Adam. God is speaking something beautiful through them, He is pointing us straight to Jesus. This example is one of many. Pay attention to the names.