In this essay, DeRouchie shapes a biblical theology of Genesis through discourse analysis and a close eye to content. Beginning with the observation that the ten toledot that shape the structure of the book are distinguished by whether they lack or include a conjunction (“[and] these are the generations of . . .”), DeRouchie proposes a fresh structure for the book that gives rise to provocative thoughts about the book’s message, which he believes is focused on hope of a royal deliver and the mission that would be sparked through his ministry.

Read: 2013-The Blessing-Commission, the Promised Offspring, and the Toledot Structure of Genesis-JETS 56.2-DeRouchie