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Genesis

About the Book of Genesis

Genesis is the first book in the Bible. The word ‘Genesis’ means ‘beginning’.
Genesis is a book about things that happened a long time ago. It tells us about the lives of many important people. It tells us about Adam and Eve; Cain, Abel and Noah. It also tells us about Abraham and Sarah; Isaac and Ishmael; Jacob; and Joseph and his brothers. We can learn from those people's lives.
The Book of Genesis also teaches us many important things that we need to know. It teaches us about the world, about ourselves, and about God.
It explains that God made the world. It tells us that God filled the world with beautiful plants and animals. It tells us that he made men and women like him. And everything was very good.
It explains how the first man and woman refused to obey God. And it explains that everyone has trouble and pain because of this.
It also tells us about God's promise to forgive people and to bless them. And it tells us that God decided to send Jesus to the world.