Genesis is the first book of the part of the Bible Christians call the Old Testament and Jews call the Tanakh. It is likely the most well known book of the Old Testament, although its length makes it one of the more difficult books to read all the way through.
Bible Stories from Genesis
Genesis includes some of the best-known Bible stories, including:
- The two creation stories (the seven days of creation, Adam and Eve)
- Cain and Abel
- The flood and Noah's ark
- The tower of Babel
- The destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah
- Abraham told to sacrifice his son Isaac
- Jacob sold into slavery by his brothers
- Jacob interprets the pharaoh's dreams
Other Points of Interest
In some versions, particuly the KJV we see mention of "Land of Nod" and "Nephilim" where as in the Douayrheims and good news the translations are "East of Eden" and "Giants"
Land of Nod from Gen 4:16
Nephilim from Gen 6:4