Season one

The Book of Genesis

In the beginning….

From Creation to the first Hebrew family to the Land of Canaan, Genesis is the narrative the Jewish People tell themselves about where they come from, how they began, and why this one piece of land — the Land of Israel — is so important. We have to know the beginning before we can understand the rest of the story. Here are the myths and legends that form the core of the Jewish narrative: the formation of the Hebrew Bible (Torah), the first humans, the Flood, the founding mothers and fathers, where the name “Israel” comes from, and how the Jews ended up in Egypt. Enjoy!

Okay, let’s walk through the Genesis storyline using this map. Click on the arrowed-box next to where it says “Book of Genesis locations.” A drop-down menu will appear listed the various sites.