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Genesis The First Book Of The Bible

The word ‘Genesis’ is basically an  English translation of the Hebrew word for the first book of  Torah, Bereishith. The word Genesis  means ‘in the beginning.’ Genesis is one of the first  five books of the Written Torah as well as of Old Testament. It is  believed to be written by Moses. There are various  stories in the book of Genesis to summarize the  details, so we will examine some key sections.

When Genesis was written, man had not been created at the dawning of time or that man could not have witnessed all that transpired?.  Biblical scholars believe that Genesis was written by Moses, under the  inspiration of the Holy Spirit, during the period  of  forty years that the children of Israel wandered in the wilderness (1450 – 1410 B.C.). Hence  Moses was chosen by Almighty  God to deliver this  children of Israel from Egyptian bondage. The details of Moses  life are recorded in the Old Testament in the book of Exodus.

Chapter 1 of Genesis describes the creation of earth and the creatures of the earth . and  Chapter 2 of Genesis  describes the creation of man. Chapters 3  to 5 of Genesis  describe the “fall” (or rebellion) of man after having been made in the image and likeness of God. The result of this fall was all of mankind became sinful creatures. Chapters 6 to 8  of Genesis describe God’s judgment on mankind with a flood that destroyed every living creature except prophet Noah, His family, and all of the creatures that were with Noah aboard the ark.

Chapters 9 to 50 of Genesis tells detail God’s relationship with the patriarchs of the Christian faith:  like Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Through His relationships, God established a covenant with man which would be fulfilled through the Lord’s incarnation as Jesus Christ, over 2,000 years ago. Most of the  scholars believe  that Jesus was born around  6 or 5th B.C.

Overview  of  Genesis:

Genesis is the first  book  of  Bible containing serval  stories of  creation, The garden of Eden and original  Sin. About  Adam and Eve, cane and Abe, Noah’s Arch, slavery in Egypt. It was written  by  Moses.  Through  out the book God acknowledges the  fact that  human beings make mistakes, and accepts their imperfection.  The book Genesis is significant  because in particular  it traces the origin  of  all things and the origin of human race. It tells us the history  of Jewish people, about imbalance and how sufferings began in the world.

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