Course Description

The Genesis course, taught by Tremper Longman III, offers a clear and compelling introduction to the entire book of Genesis, guiding students in creatively and faithfully living out its message in their own contexts. Longman’s story-centric approach is ideal for formal and informal students alike, and for everyone who wants to better understand Genesis in today’s world.

The course is organized around three concepts applied to each passage in Genesis, listening to the story, explaining the story, and living the story.

By taking this course, you'll gain:

  • familiarity with the overarching narrative of Genesis
  • insight into how to live the story of Genesis in our context today
  • a broad grasp of the themes and meaning of the story of Genesis
  • confidence in your growing knowledge through unit assessments and personalized review sessions that include award-winning memory building tools

Course Instructor

Tremper Longman III

Ph.D., Yale University

Tremper Longman III is the Robert H. Gundry Professor of Biblical Studies and the chair of the Religious Studies department at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California, where he lives with his wife, Alice. He is the Old Testament editor for the revised Expositor's Bible Commentary and general editor for the Story of God Bible Commentary Old Testament and has authored many articles and books on the Psalms and other Old Testament books.

Course Outline

1.   Introduction to Genesis

2.  Genesis 1-3

3.  Genesis 4-5

4.  Genesis 6-9

5.  Genesis 10-12

6.  Genesis 13-16

7.   Genesis 17-20

8.  Genesis 21-23


10.  Genesis 24-25

11.   Genesis 26-28

12.  Genesis 29-32

13.  Genesis 33-35

14.  Genesis 36-38

15.  Genesis 39-44

16.  Genesis 45-50


Course Textbook

This course is based on the Genesis edition of The Story of God Bible Commentary by Tremper Longman III. While taking this course, you will have online access to most of this book's contents. However, if you want off line access or want this book in your personal library as a long-term reference, you may purchase it by clicking on the button to the right which will link you to

Course Details

Genesis (God's Story)

by Tremper Longman III

15 Units, Self-paced

8 Hours of Video

12 Months of Access to All Online Content

3 Credits toward a Certificate, Diploma or Degree

Support by a Clearwater College Professor

Cost: $510 CAN