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Genesis About these stories

About these stories
This book has stories from the 1st book in the Holy Bible, called Genesis. That word Genesis means start. It is the book that tells us how God started everything that is here today.
We have only translated the first 22 chapters of Genesis in this Mini-Bible. These chapters tell us what happened from the time when God started to make everything, until the time when a man called Abraham was alive. We have not yet translated the other 28 chapters. They are about Abraham’s kids and grand-kids.
Genesis was in God’s book that the Jewish people had before Jesus came to this earth. That book is now the first part of the Holy Bible, called the Old Testament.
Genesis is a very old book. The Jewish people say that Moses wrote it about 3,400 years ago. He was their leader at that time. But Genesis is a very important book for us today. It tells us that God made people, and everything else. And it tells us that people went wrong. But it also shows us that God will look after the people that want to be his friends and do what he says.
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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 the first humans, Adam and Eve and their descendants, Cain, Abel and Noah. It also tells us about Abraham and Sarah, and Abraham's sons, Isaac and Ishmael. It tells us about Jacob and how God changed his name to Israel. Jacob's sons became the ancestors of the 12 tribes of Israel. It tells us much about Joseph who was one of Jacob's sons.
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. Everything that God made 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 a special person to save people.