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.
First book of the Old Testament, which includes the stories of the creation of the world, Adam and Eve, the Flood, and the history of the Jewish patriarchs Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph (who brought his people to Egypt).
ETYM Latin, from Greek genesis, from the root of gignesthai to beget, be born; akin to Latin genus birth, race. Related to Gender.
(Irregular plural: geneses).
1. The supposed origination of living organisms from lifeless matter.
2. Any origin or birth.