This study guide for Genesis is the first in a new series of books on the Bible. It is designed to assist individuals or groups who are planning to read the entire book of Genesis, and who want to gain a full understanding of its meaning, its authorship, and the circumstances under which it was written.
The book is divided into different sections based on individual stories or remarks made by the various authors and editors of Genesis. For each section an introduction provides the basic information needed to read the biblical story in line with current scholarship. The study questions are provided to help the reader wrestle with specific verses and contexts. The answers at the end of the book should be consulted by readers after they have invested time in reflection and in writing down their responses.