- an origin, creation, or beginning.
Origin of genesis
- the first book of the Bible, dealing with the Creation and the Patriarchs. Abbreviation: Gen.
- a combining form of genesis: parthenogenesis.
Related Wordsorigin, provenance, outset, dawning, opening, generation, propagation, start, formation, source, birth, inception, alpha, dawn, provenience, root, commencement
Examples from the Web for genesis
(Genesis 9:25) You disclaim these voices from the past, but to LGBT people, your voice sounds a lot like theirs.Do LGBTs Owe Christians an Olive Branch? Try The Other Way Around
December 14, 2014
According to Genesis, when God created humanity he created “humankind in his image” and “male and female he created them.”Intersexuality and God Through the Ages
November 9, 2014
Even in the 1930s at the genesis of his long relationship with Vogue, the sheer drama of his work obliterated the competition.How Horst Captured Dietrich, Rita Hayworth, and Vivien Leigh—and Changed Fashion Photography
September 8, 2014
Q: What was the genesis of the film; and what made you interested in working with Joan?The Directors of Joan Rivers Documentary 'A Piece of Work' Remember Its Star
September 8, 2014
“My ancestors are guayusa,” posits Frederico, with a more mystical approach to the genesis theory.Bye Bye Latté, Hello Guayusa: Why The Amazon Holds the Secret to a Cleaner, Healthier Caffeine
August 29, 2014
Let us look at the opening chapters of Genesis for illustration.Understanding the Scriptures
That admirable book is a commentary upon this part of Genesis.Slavery Ordained of God
Rev. Fred A. Ross, D.D.
Briefly, the genesis of "Fruitfulness" lies in the article I have quoted.Fruitfulness
The glory of the Genesis story lies in its wonderful power to grow.
What is the essential truth of the early chapters of Genesis, and what its glory?
- a beginning or origin of anything
- the first book of the Old Testament recounting the events from the Creation of the world to the sojourning of the Israelites in Egypt
- indicating genesis, development, or generationbiogenesis; parthenogenesis
Word Origin and History for genesis
Old English Genesis, first book of the Pentateuch, from Latin genesis, adopted as title of first book of Old Testament in Vulgate, from Greek genesis "origin, creation, generation," from gignesthai "to be born," related to genos "race, birth, descent" (see genus). As such, it translated Hebrew bereshith, literally "in the beginning," which was the first word of the text, taken as its title. Extended sense of "origin, creation" first recorded in English c.1600.
- The coming into being of something; the origin.
- Origin; production:biogenesis.
The first book of the Old Testament; its first words are “In the beginning” (genesis is a Greek word for “beginning”). It covers the time from the beginning of the world through the days of the patriarchs, including the stories of the Creation, Adam and Eve, the Fall of Man, Cain and Abel, Noah and the Flood, God's covenant with Abraham, Abraham and Isaac, Jacob and Esau, and Joseph and his brothers.