Genesis Summary

The Book of Genesis is one of the most well known books of the Bible. This is because GENESIS is where it all began! “Genesis” means “the birth” or “the beginning,” and this is where Christianity truly starts. It is the first book of the Old Testament.

This book starts off with the miracle of Creation – God creating the world. Then, He created Adam and Eve in His likeness. Genesis also contains some other famous Biblical stories: the story of Cain and Abel, Noah’s Ark, the Flood, the Tower of Babel, and many, many more.

The Book of Genesis, basically, follows this timeline: God, using His divine Word, creates the world. He also creates man in his likeness. However, man sins against God. Throughout the generations, man is affected by Original Sin and a world full of sin. God then destroys the world with the Flood so that he can start anew. The new world after the Flood is equally corrupt; but God does not destroy it.

Instead, God called upon Abraham. At God\'s command, Abraham descends from his home into the land of Canaan, given to him by God. Abraham dwells in the land as a sojourner, as does his son Isaac and his grandson Jacob, whose name is changed to Israel. Jacob and his twelve sons descend into Egypt, 70 persons in all with their households, and God promises them a future of greatness.