The Creation

In the beginning, God created the sky and the earth. The earth was formless and empty, and there was darkness over the depths. And God’s spirit hovered on the face of the waters. And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. God […]


The Garden

The first man and woman were called Adam and Eve. They lived in a garden full of beautiful trees that gave all kinds of fruits that were good to eat. In the middle of the garden, God put two trees: the Tree of Life, and […]

Cain and Abel

Cain and Abel

After they were driven out of the garden, Adam and Eve had two sons, Cain and Abel. Abel was a shepherd, keeping sheep, and Cain was a farmer, working the soil. Both of them brought offerings to God: Cain brought the crops that he had […]

The Flood

The Flood

As men spread over the earth, God’s sons saw that human women were beautiful, and took them as wives. And God’s sons fathered children by the human women, and their children became the strong men and heroes of ancient times. God saw that men had […]

Workmen look at the ruins of the Tower of Babel.

The City and the Tower

After the flood the whole earth spoke a single language. And the people said to each other, “Let us make bricks, and build a city, and a tower whose top will reach the sky, so that we can make a name for ourselves.” “Now nothing […]

Yahweh judges the assembly of the gods.

The Judgment of the Gods

The Division of the Nations A song of Moses. Listen, heavens, and I will speak; hear, earth, the words of my mouth. My teaching will drop like the rain, my speech will flow like the dew, like rain­drops upon the tender plants, and like showers […]