The Book of Genesis

Who Wrote The Book of Genesis?

God created the heaven and the earth.The age-old Hebrew and Christian tradition is that Moses guided by God was the person who wrote the book of Genesis.  He composed Genesis out of ancient documents extend in his day.  The book closes something like 300 years before Moses Moses could have gotten his information only by direct revelation from God or through such historical records has had been handed down from his forefathers.

The Books In Genesis

Opening with the creation  hymn, the book of Genesis then  given 10 books of Generations which constitute the framework of the book.  It seems that these books of generations were Incorporated bodily by Moses with such additions and explanations as he may have been guided by God to make.

These eleven documents are as follows

  • Creation hymn (1:1-2:3)
  • The generations of the heavens and the earth (2:4 – 4:26)
  • The book of the generations of Adam (5:1 – 6:8)
  • The generations of Noah (6:9 – 9:28)
  • The generations of the Sons of Noah (1:1 – 11:9)
  • The generations of Shem (11:10-26)
  • The generations of Terah (11:27 – 25:11)
  • The generations of Ishmael (25:12-18)
  • The generations of Isaac (25:19 – 35:29)
  • The generations of Isaac (25:19 – 35:29)
  • The generations of Esau (36:1-43)
  • The generations of Jacob (37:2 – 50:26)

These eleven documents originally family records of God’s chosen line and kindred families which composed the Book of Genesis cover the first two Thousand Years of men’s history from the creation of man to the settlement of God’s chosen people in Egypt.

Genesis Leads Us To Christ

Through a careful use of genealogies, Genesis traces a remarkable family line that begins with Adam and ends with the 12 sons of Jacob. While occasionally other siblings are introduced into the story, they are merely branches in the family tree. The main trunk is what matters, and it eventually leads us beyond Genesis to David and then to Jesus Christ because the Lord Jesus Christ is the bible’s glorious theme.

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