GENESIS - The account of the creation of the world and of man and afterwards the history and ordinances of religion in the first ages of mankind. Book of the Old Testament, one of the five books written by Moses.
The Book of Genesis contains the pre-history of the people of Israel. It starts the first part the Old Testament section of the Bible called the Pentateuch, Torah, or Books of Moses. The name Genesis comes from the Greek for beginning, origin, or birth because of Septuagint's division of the Pentateuch into five books. Tradition has it that the Genesis was mostly written by the Prophet Moses 1,300 years before Christ.