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Genesis

Blake the Ancient Days inspired by The Book of GenesisThe Book of Genesis is the first book of the Hebrew Bible/Christian Old Testament, and the first of five books of the Jewish Torah or Pentateuch.

The narrative runs from the creation of the world to the descent of the children of Israel into Egypt, and it contains some of the best-known biblical stories, including Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel, Noah's Ark, the Tower of Babel, and the biblical Patriarchs.

For Jews the theological importance of Genesis centers on the Covenants linking Yahweh (God) to his Chosen People and the people to the Promised Land. Christianity has reinterpreted Genesis as the prefiguration of Christian beliefs, specifically the Christian view of Christ as the fulfilment of the covenantal promises.

Structurally, Genesis consists of the "primeval history" (chapters 1-11) and cycles of Patriarchal stories - Abraham, Isaac and Jacob/Israel. The narrative of Joseph stands apart from these. Scholars believe that it reached its final form in the 5th century BC, with a previous history of composition reaching back possibly to the 10th century.
 
View the Chapters Of Genesis:
1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  13  14  15  16  17  18  19  20  21  22  23  24  25  26  27  28  29  30  31  32  33  34  35  36  37  38  39  40  41  42  43  44  45  46  47  48  49  50  






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