· Jews, Christians, and pagan historians agree that Moses is the author of Genesis and the Book was written to preserve the historical background of Israel as well as making a record of the creator, creation, sin, redemption, and God’s first dealings with man. They also agree that Moses is the author of the first 5 Books of the Bible. This is entirely possible as Moses was raised in the court of Pharaoh, and given the new twenty-two-letter alphabet. If the five Books were not penned by Moses, he very well could have used a scribe or secretary.· Genesis is divided into two major segments: Chapters 1-11 cover four major events and Chapters 12-50 cover four major people. What and who are they? Come on…open up your Bible and STUDY…don’t simply read what I write. (Hint – there are no short-cuts to understanding and spiritual maturity).· The Holy Bible is the written Word of God. There are two major sections to the Bible. They are the Old Testament and the New Testament. Genesis is located in the Old Testament. There are four divisions of the Old Testament Books: Law, History, Poetry, and Prophecy. The four divisions to the New Testament Books are: Gospels, History, Letters, and Prophecy. I will expand on the Old Testament and the New Testament in another section of this website.· The Old Testament has five Books of Law. They are: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. (Suggestion – you really need to know those five Books of Law).· The Books of Law span a period of approximately 600 years and were all written by Moses. Yes, the end of Deuteronomy deals with the death of Moses and is generally believed to have been written by Joshua in order to round out that section (more on that in another section of this website).· Ask yourself the following: who was the first Adam, Eve, Cain, Abel, Enoch, Esau, Jacob (Israel), Abraham, Issac, and Joseph?· You cannot rush your study. It is not unusual for one to take an entire day or longer, to grasp the meaning of a single sentence or two. You cannot rush your study!· Have you any idea how many wrestle with just four seemingly simple words like…In the beginning God…? You cannot rush your study!