Who Wrote Genesis?

Moses is widely viewed as the author of Genesis, the first book of the Bible. Believed to originate from around 1400 B.C., Genesis covers more than 2,300 years of human history.

Genesis gives an account of the creation of the universe and mankind, Adam and Eve’s fall in the Garden of Eden, Noah’s flood, the Tower of Babel and the birth of the Hebrew people. Moses is also credited with authoring the Old Testament books of Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy. Together with Genesis, these five books are known as the Pentateuch. The book of Job is also believed to have been authored by Moses.