To see the original authors of the text of Genesis is inspirational. To realise that this important text has been written
first hand by the people who were actually there and who witnessed the changing of events is remarkable. Doubts
the authenticity of the text are dispersed and replaced by the excitement of realising that these were real events
by actual witnesses...
As you read, imagine there are no chapters or verses present, and this way you will see that each reads as an individual
much as it was, in fact, originally written.
Who put the Old Testament (Covenant) into chapters?
The Hebrew Old Testament was divided into verses by a Jewish rabbi by the name of Nathan in A.D. 1448. Robert
Estienne, who was also known as Stephanus, was the first to divide the New
Testament into standard numbered verses, in 1555. Stephanus essentially used Nathan's verse divisions for the Old
Testament. Since that time, beginning with the Geneva Bible, the chapter
and verse divisions employed by Stephanus have been accepted into nearly all the Bible versions.
Click on each book, to see the part of Genesis each Patriach wrote!
1. The first book. The Book of Creation (probably written by) Adam
2. Book Two. The Book of Adam
3. Book Three. The Book of Noah
4. Book Four. The Book of Shem, Ham and Japheth
5. Book Five. The Book of Shem
6. Book Six. The Book of Terah
7. Book Seven. The Book of Ishmael
8. Book Eight. The Book of Isaac
9. Book Nine. The Book of Esau
10. Book Ten. The Book of Esau
11. Book Eleven. The Book of Jacob