Definition of Book of Genesis
1. Noun. The first book of the Old Testament: tells of Creation; Adam and Eve; the Fall of Man; Cain and Abel; Noah and the flood; God's covenant with Abraham; Abraham and Isaac; Jacob and Esau; Joseph and his brothers.
Examples of category: Babel, Tower Of Babel
Generic synonyms: Book
Group relationships: Old Testament, Laws, Pentateuch, Torah
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Literary usage of Book of Genesis
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1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"The value of these views will be discussed later; for the present, it suffices to know that a striking unity prevails throughout the Book of Genesis (cf. ..."
2. The Monthly Review by Charles William Wason (1842)
"Questiones Mosaics, or the Book of Genesis compared with the Ancient Religions. ... that no such thing ever occurred, so far as the Book of Genesis extends. ..."
3. Old Testament History by Ismar John Peritz (1903)
"The Book of Genesis begins with the creation of the world, and gives a chronological outline of the first period, which ends with the Deluge. ..."
4. Journal of Theological Studies (1905)
"DR DRIVER'S Book of Genesis is in a sense the most valuable of all his published works. Probably it does not bring to scholars so much new light as the ..."
5. An apology for the Bible, in a series of letters addressed to T. Paine by Richard Watson (1808)
"A few verkes in the book of Genesis could not be written by Moses; then/ore no part of Genesis could be written by Moses:—a child would deny your therefore. ..."
6. New Englander and Yale Review by Edward Royall Tyler, William Lathrop Kingsley, George Park Fisher, Timothy Dwight (1888)
"It is a book that every pastor and church officer would do well to examine. THE Book of Genesis, f—This seems to be the first volume of a series ..."
7. The American Antiquarian and Oriental Journal by Stephen Denison Peet (1901)
"Dr. Worcester treats the Book of Genesis with reverence, but he believes ... The Book of Genesis was not written to impede progress and to ruin science. ..."