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Introduction to the
Book of Genesis
The Bible Course
Document #: TX001074
 
Overview of Genesis
Genesis is not intended to be
read as a detailed, chronological
account of history.
Genesis is an account steeped intruth and meaning.
Chapters 1
 –
11 of Genesiscontain stories known as
primeval history,
 meaning theyrefer to the time before writingand the recording of historical
data.
 
Overview of Genesis
Genesis, along with the other 
four books of the Pentateuch
 –
illustrate God as the source of allcreation
 –
explain the role of humans in theorigin of sin and its manydevastating effects
 –show God‘s desire to be in
communion with people
 –
emphasizes the lasting effect of the Covenant God formed with Abraham
   I  m  a  g  e   i  n  p  u   b   l   i  c   d  o  m  a   i  n

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