Genesis Summary Chapter 1-11

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Genesis divides naturally into two major parts. Chapters 1-11 provide and overview of the beginning history of humankind from Adam to Abraham. The theme of this part is expressed in the record of five history defining events. God created all things, including Adam and Eve whom he placed in the Garden of Eden. The Fall (humankind’s original disobedience toward God which disrupted his special favor toward them and destroyed their perfect relationship with him): Adam and Eve defied God’s instruction, bringing the curse of sin and death into human history. Cain and Abel: The tragedy that occurred between these two lives set in motion the two basic streams of history: humanistic civilization and the smaller portion of humanity that would follow
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