The authorship of this book is commonly accredited to the biblical patriarch Moses. However, some scholars believe that its contents were ascribed on a stone by God himself, and then given to Moses. Genesis portrays the Creation story – how God miraculously crafted the entire world as we know it in a mere seven days, and how the nation of Israel came into existence after generations of monumental individuals such as Adam and Eve, Noah, Isaac, Jacob, and Moses. The word “Genesis” comes from Greek and is translated as “origin,” “source,” or “beginning.” Thus, this book narrates the beginning of the Bible, Creation, sin, and mankind.
Introduction to The Book of Genesis