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Genesis - Old Testament Book

Discuss the Book of Genesis in terms of authorship, name, purpose and religious character, a divinely-inspired book, the general importance of the book, and an outline main events.

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GENESIS

Authorship - The tradition that Moses wrote the first five books of the Bible, called the Pentateuch, is generally accepted and is sustained by many Bible passages, at least by inference. They were written during the Forty Years of Israel's Wanderings, the first in order being Genesis.

Name - The book is appropriately named Genesis, signifying a book of beginnings. It opens with the fundamental truth that God is; it is monotheistic throughout; it sets forth the claim that all that there is owes its origin to the creative fiat of the One God. It tells of the beginning of the world and numberless planetary bodies, of all life on the earth, of domestic relations, of institutions, of the moral order, of sin and its consequences, of the ...

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This solution discusses the Book of Genesis in terms of authorship, name, purpose and religious character, a divinely-inspired book, the general importance of the book, and an outline main events. Biblical references are provided.

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