Articles about Genesis

Genesis is the first book of both the Jewish and Christian Scriptures. It begins with accounts of the creation of the universe and describes God’s interactions with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

Genesis tells of people who lived very long lives. Methuselah was the oldest, living 969 years. This chart, and the following table, show each person in the family line from Adam to Abraham. The numbers are taken from Genesis 5 and Genesis 11. While some biblical genealogies are incomplete, listing only prominent people instead of every generation, this list reflects direct father/son relationships.

At the beginning of the Bible we see an account of the creation of the universe. Here is the order of creation as outlined in the first chapter of Genesis:

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