Guide to Genesis (canceled)
1st book in the Bible
Sacred History is a narrative that retells events in primeval and mythic history
The Pentateuch is the collection of five books that comprise the Law of Moses.
*Moses is the assumed author in the narrative. However, authorship for most Biblical books is inconclusive.
The Beginning – 1800 BC*
*All Dates Are Approximate, according to the narrative of the Bible. These dates may reflect literary significance as opposed to the precise dates of history.
A Greek word meaning “origin” or “beginning.” In the book of Genesis we find an account of many beginnings, such as the creation of the earth, the placing of animals and man thereon, the introduction of sin, the revelation of the gospel to Adam, the beginning of tribes and races, the origin of various languages at Babel, and the beginning of the Abrahamic family leading to the establishment of the house of Israel. Joseph’s role as a preserver of Israel is also given emphasis. The structure of the book of Genesis rests on several genealogies. Each new section begins “These are the generations,” and there follows a genealogical list of certain portions of family history. LDS Bible Dictionary
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———. “Joseph Smith’s Emendation of Hebrew Genesis 1:1.” Dialogue.
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———. “Jacob: Keeper of Covenants.” Ensign.
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