SparkNotes: Bible: The Old Testament: Genesis, Chapters 1–11And it was so. And God saw that it was good. He also made the stars. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground. They will be yours for food. And there was evening, and there was morning —the sixth day.
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The word genesis means origin or beginning, and the book of Genesis is a book of beginnings. This book sets forth the Creation of the earth and all life thereon, the Fall of Adam and Eve and the introduction of sin into this world, the origin of the house of Israel, and the establishment of covenants by a merciful Father in Heaven for the salvation of His children. As students study the book of Genesis, they will better understand who they are and what the Lord expects of individuals who have made covenants with Him. Moses is the author of Genesis. Moses was a prophet who was called by God to lead the children of Israel out of bondage from Egypt, through the wilderness, to the promised land of Canaan. They were made known to him through revelation see Moses ; , and he may also have relied on historical sources available to him see Abraham
Their deliverance is narrated in the following book of Exodus. Genesis must thus be seen as a part of a larger unit of material traditionally understood to comprise the first five books of the Bible, called the Torah or the Pentateuch. Scholars have identified three literary traditions in Genesis, as in Deuteronomy , usually identified as the Yahwist , Elohist, and Priestly strains. The Yahwist strain, so called because it used the name Yahweh Jehovah for God, is a Judaean rendition of the sacred story, perhaps written as early as bce. The Elohist strain, which designates God as Elohim , is traceable to the northern kingdom of Israel and was written — bce.
The Book of Genesis , [a] the first book of the Hebrew Bible and the Old Testament ,  is Judaism's account of the creation of the world and the origins of the Jewish people. It is divisible into two parts, the primeval history chapters 1—11 and the ancestral history chapters 12— Jacob's name is changed to Israel, and through the agency of his son Joseph , the children of Israel descend into Egypt, 70 people in all with their households, and God promises them a future of greatness. Genesis ends with Israel in Egypt, ready for the coming of Moses and the Exodus. The narrative is punctuated by a series of covenants with God , successively narrowing in scope from all mankind the covenant with Noah to a special relationship with one people alone Abraham and his descendants through Isaac and Jacob.