Tuesday, January 2, 2007

Notes on Genesis

The word "Genesis" means "beginnings", and the book of Genesis is just that. It relates:
  • the beginning of Creation
  • the beginning of Life
  • the beginning of Man
  • the beginning of Sin
  • the beginning of Redemption

Its author was Moses, writing around the time of the Exodus, approximately 1450 BC.

Genesis is the overture to the rest of Scripture, foreshadowing the dramatic events to follow and introducing all of the themes to be further developed.

Genesis is the foundation of all further biblical revelation. Everything that comes after rests upon it. To understand the Bible, one must understand Genesis.

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