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The first phrase in the Hebrew text of Genesis 1.1 means "In the beginning." The book of Genesis is about many beginnings -- the beginning of the universe, the beginning of man and woman, the beginning of human sin, and the beginning of God's promises and plans of salvation.
Traditionally, Jews and Christians have held that Moses was the author/complier of Genesis, the first of 5 books of the Old Testament known as Pentateuch (meaning five-volumed book)
The message of Genesis is rich and complex but it is mainly a book of relationships between God and nature, between God and the human race, and between various people. It stresses the fact the one true God is sovereign over all that exists, whether good or evil. It introduces the way in which God initiates and enters into covenants with his chosen people, pledging love and faithfulness to them.