Book of Genesis


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Noun1.Book of Genesis - the first book of the Old Testament: tells of Creation; Adam and Eve; the Fall of Man; Cain and Abel; Noah and the flood; God's covenant with Abraham; Abraham and Isaac; Jacob and Esau; Joseph and his brothers
Babel, Tower of Babel - (Genesis 11:1-11) a tower built by Noah's descendants (probably in Babylon) who intended it to reach up to heaven; God foiled them by confusing their language so they could no longer understand one another
Old Testament - the collection of books comprising the sacred scripture of the Hebrews and recording their history as the chosen people; the first half of the Christian Bible
Laws, Pentateuch, Torah - the first of three divisions of the Hebrew Scriptures comprising the first five books of the Hebrew Bible considered as a unit
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She had not thought of that, but a name suggested by a phrase in the book of Genesis came into her head as she proceeded with the baptismal service, and now she pronounced it:
According to the young-earth creationist (YEC) worldview, the earth and all kinds of organisms were independently created about 6,000 years ago, as described in the book of Genesis.
In opening those stories up to those who cannot accept the theological claims often accompanying them, Kuijer transforms the book of Genesis from a story about a distant, jealous, and wrathful God into a very human one about how uncertainty (or lack thereof) shapes the way we view the world.
The Book of Genesis narrates how the People of Israel came into being, says Mbuvi, and reading it in this way moves it beyond the limitations imposed by the westernization of the Bible and allows readers to imagine community differently.
1) echoes the opening phrase of the book of Genesis (Genesis 1:1).
The opening date of the park was chosen based on the seventh verse of the seventh chapter in the book of Genesis, which described when Noah and his family entered the ark.
Noah is a fascinating yet flawed interpretation of six chapters of the book of Genesis.
Peter Holt read the story of Abraham and Issac from the book of Genesis, and Wendy Barber read from Romans, God should rule our lives and keep us from doing wrong.
In the book of Genesis, Noah is commanded to build an ark which is 300 cubits long, 50 cubits wide and 30 cubits high to house himself, his family and two of every species of animal.
In the Book of Genesis, Esau sold his birthright for a mess of pottage.
Noah, who in the Bible's Book of Genesis built the ark that saved his family and animals from a great flood, is revered by Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
Noah, who in the Bible's Book of Genesis built the ark that saved his family and many pairs of animals from a great flood, is revered by Judaism, Christianity and Islam.