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Summarize the Book of Genesis with 6 main points

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What comes to mind when you hear the Old Testament Book of Genesis?

I am sure you have heard of the Creation, in which God is said to have created the world in seven days, as well as Adam and Eve, the Tower of Babel, Noah's Ark, and so on.

These are all stories from the Book of Genesis.

What stories does the Old Testament Book of Genesis contain?

Here is the summary of the stories.

God's Seven-Day Creation

This is the very first story where God created the world in seven days.

Here is the process by which he created the world!

Day 1 He made the heavens and the earth. While there was darkness, he created light, and day and night were created.
Day 2 God created the sky (heaven).
Day 3 God created the earth, the sea was born, and plants grew on the earth.
Day 4 God made the sun, moon, and stars.
Day 5 God created fish and birds.
Day 6 He made beasts, livestock, and man.
Day 7 God rested.

This is how the world came into being.

Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden

God created the first human being.

That is Adam.

And Eve was created as his wife.

However, they were both expelled from the Garden of Eden because they violated a certain taboo.

The detailed story of Adam and Eve can be found in this article.

Mankind's First Murder, "Cain and Abel"

The story that is famously known as the first murder of mankind is Cain and Abel.

They were Adam and Eve's children, older brother Cain and younger brother Abel.

  • Cain: farming
  • Abel: nomadic sheep farming

Each would be in charge of their own.

Then, each of the two men offer the following to God:

  • Cain: the harvest
  • Abel: the firstborn of a fattened sheep

Then, God was interested only in Abel's offering and ignored Cain's.

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Why does God only favor Abel? Abel...if only he wasn't there...!

Cain resented this so much that he killed his brother Abel.

This is said to be the first murder of mankind.

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Where did Abel go?

When asked this by God, Cain responded in this way.

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I do not know. Am I my brother's keeper?

This is also said to be the first lie of mankind.

However, Abel's blood, shed on the earth, appealed to God for his death.

Eventually, Cain was banished to the land of Nod, east of Eden, for this sin.

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Cain would no longer be able to harvest crops even if he cultivated the land.

Also, God told Cain this.

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God, if I am banished, someone will surely kill me...!

Cain feared this in the land of exile.

On the other hand, God said that

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Sevenfold vengeance will be exacted on those who kill Cain.

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Cain was stamped with a sign that he would not be killed by anyone.

So people say.

The Tower of Babel and Noah's Ark

The famous story of the Tower of Babel and Noah's Ark is also a story in the Book of Genesis.

Both the Tower of Babel and Noah's Ark seem to have a strong tendency toward punishment of mankind for getting carried away.

Why did the Tower of Babel have to fall?

Why did the Flood have to happen?

Please refer to these articles.

Stories related to Abraham

The story of Abraham, the first prophet of mankind, and his descendants is a continuous story.

Abraham, who believed in God and was faithful to God's prophecies to the utmost, set out for the land of Canaan.

Isaac, Abraham's child, engaged in a fierce struggle for succession with Ishmael.

What was the muddled relationship between Abraham's son Isaac and Ishmael?

Isaac was also almost killed by his father, Abraham.

Jacob, Isaac's child, was involved in a sibling rivalry and even fought with an angel.

Joseph, the child of Jacob, made a tremendous rise from prison.

Please read the details of each stories in the separate articles.

Sodom and Gomorrah destroyed by God

The cities of Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed by God when he saw the depravity of the human race.

Why did Sodom and Gomorrah have to be destroyed?

What is the story of the destruction of Sodom as experienced by Abraham's nephew, Lot?

Please read this article.


What do you think?

All of these stories are happening in Book of Genesis.

There are many more stories in Book of Genesis, but I have only included the most famous ones.

I think the charm of Book of Genesis is that there are so many different stories, from the life of a certain person to the collapse of a city!

If you are interested, please read the other articles!

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