Content: God uses his Word to speak all of creation into being. This creation is perfect until man sins by listening to Satan instead of trusting God and obeying his plan. This sin of Adam and Eve results in spiritual death and eventually leads to filling the world with hate, violence and disobedience.
Finally, sin prevails until God uses a flood to destroy mankind, except righteous Noah and his family. Even after this, sin sweeps the land, and the people build the huge tower of Babel in defiance of God. God never stops loving man, however, and the last 39 chapters of Genesis reveal how God—through the family of Abraham directs history to establish the early stages in his plan to save the people and mend their fellowship with him. The book closes with God’s chosen people in Egypt
Background: Genesis is the first of the 5 books of Moses, called the Pentateuch.
Date Written: Between 1450 and 1400 B.C. - Author: Moses