The first book of the Hebrew Bible which covers events from Creation to the start of Israel's sojourn in Egypt.
The Book of Genesis is the first book of the Hebrew Bible and of the Five Books of Moses. Its name derives from a Latin transliteration of the Greek γένεσις (geneseōs) meaning "origin".
Genesis tells the origins of heaven and earth (2:4), Adam (5:1), Noah (6:9), Noah's sons (10:1), Shem (11:10), Terah (11:27), Ishmael (25:12), Isaac (25:19), Esau (36:1,9) and Jacob (37:2).
Some topics covered in this book have their own tags: