Genesis means “origin” and is the perfect title for the book that records the origins of human history. Genesis is the single most important book of the Bible. It is the beginning and foundation of the Bible, on which everything else is built. Genesis is a real-life history record of the origins of the world, man, sin, civilization, the nations, and Israel, as well as a revelation of the God of all creation.
Genesis also introduces God’s purpose and plan in all things by revealing important themes such as, the doctrine of the living, personal God; the doctrine of man made in the image of God; the doctrine of the fall and the consequences of man’s sin; the promise of a Redeemer.