Book of Genesis in Wikipedia
The Book of Genesis (Greek: Γένεσις, "birth", "origin," from
Hebrew: בְּרֵאשִׁית, Bereishit, "in the beginning") is the
first book of the Hebrew Bible, the first of five books of
the Torah, which are called the Pentateuch in the Christian
Genesis contains some of the best known biblical stories,
including the Hebrew account of the creation of the world,
Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel, Noah's Ark, the Tower of Babel,
the Call of Abraham, Abraham and the sacrifice of Isaac,
Esau and Jacob, the marriage of Jacob, Jacob and Laban,
Sarah and Pharaoh, Sarah and Abimelech, the battle of the
Vale of Siddim, Sodom and Gomorrah, Jacob's wrestling with
the angel at Peniel, Joseph and his coat of many colours,
Joseph and the interpretation of Pharaoh's dreams, Onan and
his sin, the seduction of Lot by his daughters, the Blessing
of Jacob, the purchase of the cave of Machpelah, and others.
Structurally, it consists of the "primeval history"
(chapters 1–11 ) and cycles of Patriarchal stories (chapters
12–50 )-Abraham, Isaac, Jacob (renamed, Israel), and
concluding with Joseph. Modern critical scholarship believes
that the Book of Genesis reached its final form in the 5th
century BC, with a previous history of composition reaching
back into the 6th and 7th centuries...