Introduction to the book of Genesis.


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See the Introduction to the Pentateuch.


God’s sovereignty over man and all creation and events, and His faithfulness to His covenant despite man’s corruption and unfaithfulness.


Moses wrote Genesis most likely while leading Israel through the wilderness (see Introduction to the Pentateuch above). For centuries, the people had lived as slaves under the oppressive rule of Egypt, where many gods were worshiped; now they lived in dependence upon the Lord who was leading them to the Promised Land. Genesis reminds Israel of her noble identity under the one true God by teaching her historical roots in Adam, Noah, and Abraham.

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ByJustus Musinguzi

Promoting the annual reading and study of the whole Bible, and teaching the treasures of God's truth that honors God, is saturated with grace, exalts Christ, and is driven by the gospel.