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Creation - Genesis
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Part of Creation:

1. Theology

2. Genesis

3. Protology

4. Beginning and End

A. Title

The first book of the Torah or Pentateuch is generally known by the name “Genesis”, which is taken from the Septuagint. The contents may be described as “the beginnings’. Theologically, the Book of Joshua is a continuation of the Pentateuch, since it describes the fulfilment of promises made in Genesis, and hence it would be better to speak of a Hexateuch rather than a Pentateuch.

B. Methods of Interpretation

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Heinrich Gross, “Creation - Genesis”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 21 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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