Genesis - Bíblia Sagrada Ave-Maria (1957)
Genesis, the first book of the Bible, opens with the Hebrew word bereshit, which means "in the beginning." The title "Genesis" was given to the Septuagint (Greek) translation of the book because of its concern with the origin of the world (Genesis 1:1; 2:4), of the human race, and, in particular, of the Hebrew people. (...) The interpreter of Genesis will recognize at once the distinct object that sets Gen 1-11 apart: the recounting of the origin of the world and of man (primeval history). To make the truths contained in these chapters intelligible to the Israelite people destined to preserve them, they needed to be expressed through elements prevailing among that people at that time. For this reason, the truths themselves must therefore be clearly distinguished from their literary garb. With the story of the patriarchs Abraham, Isaac and Jacob (Genesis 11:27-50:26), the character of the narrative changes. While we do not view the account of the patriarchs as history in the strict sense, nevertheless certain of the matters recounted from the time of Abraham onward can be placed in the actual historical and social framework of the Near East in the early part of the second millennium B.C. (2000-1500), and documented by non-biblical sources. Genesis contains many religious teachings of basic importance: the preexistence and transcendence of God, his wisdom and goodness, his power through which all things are made and on which they all depend; the special creation of man in God's image and likeness, and of woman from the substance of man; the institution of marriage as the union of one man with one woman; man's original state of innocence; man's sin of pride and disobedience; its consequences for the protoparents and their posterity. Despite the severity of their punishment, hope of reconciliation is offered by God through the first as well as the subsequent promises of salvation and blessing. Abraham is blessed for his faith and obedience, and he is to be a blessing for all nations through his offspring, Isaac, Jacob, and Jacob's sons (Genesis 12:3; 18:18; 22:18), of whom the Messiah, mankind's greatest blessing, will eventually be born (Gal 3:8). Frequent references to Genesis are found in the New Testament. Christ becomes the antithesis of Adam: sin and death come to mankind through Adam, justification and life through Jesus Christ (Romans 5:12, 17-19). Noah's ark becomes the symbol of the Church, by which men are saved from destruction through the waters of baptism (1 Peter 3:20-22); Abraham's faith is the model for all believers; the sacrifice of his son Isaac typifies the sacrifice of Christ, Son of the Father. The Liturgy, too, relates the persons of Abel, Abraham and Melchizedek to Christ in his act of sacrifice. - The Book of Genesis is divided as follows: I. The Primeval History (Genesis 1:1-11, 26) II. The Patriarch Abraham (Genesis 11:27-25, 18) III. The Patriarchs Isaac and Jacob (Genesis 25:19-36, 43) IV. Joseph and His Brothers (Genesis 37:1-50:26) - (NAB)

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    I - AS ORIGENS (1-11)

    A Criação

    2 O paraíso

    3 A culpa original

    4 Caim e Abel

    Descendência de Caim
    Descendência de Set

    5 De Adão ao dilúvio
    6 Corrupção da humanidade

    7 O dilúvio

    8 Fim do dilúvio

    Sacrifício de Noé

    9 A humanidade nova
    A aliança

    Os filhos de Noé
    10 Posteridade de Noé
    11 A torre de Babel
    Genealogia de Abrão

    II - OS PATRIARCAS (12-36)

    12 Vocação de Abrão

    Abrão no Egito
    13 Abrão e Lot

    14 Vitória sobre o reis

    15 Aliança de Deus com Abrão

    16 Nascimento de Ismael

    17 Aliança e circuncisão

    18 O três anjos

    A intercessão por Sodoma

    19 Destruição de Sodoma

    As filhas de Lot
    20 Abrão e Abimelec
    21 Nascimento de Isaac

    Aliança de Abraão com Abimelec
    22 Sacrifício de Isaac

    Os filhos de Nacor
    23 Morte e sepultura de Sara

    24 Isaac e Rebeca

    25 Descendência de Cetura
    Morte de Abraão
    Descendência de Ismael
    Nascimento de Esaú e Jacó
    Esaú cede o direito de primogênito
    26 Isaac em Gerara
    Isaac em Bersabéia
    Aliança com Abimelec
    As mulheres de Esáu
    27 Isaac abençoa Jacó em lugar de Esaú

    Jacó foge para Mesopotâmia
    28 Sonho de Jacó

    29 Duplo casamento de Jacó
    Os filhos de Jacó
    30 Enriquecimento de Jacó
    31 Fuga de Jacó
    Labão persegue Jacó
    Aliança entre Labão e Jacó
    32 Volta de Jacó para Canaã
    Luta de Jacó com o anjo
    33 Encontro com Esaú
    34 Dina raptada por Siquém
    35 Volta de Jacó a Betel

    Nascimento de Benjamim
    36 Descendência de Esaú

    III - HISTÓRIA DE JOSÉ (37-50)

    José vendido por seus irmãos

    38 Judá e Tamar
    39 José na prisão
    40 José explica os sonhos
    41 Os sonhos do faraó
    José, primeiro-ministro

    42 Primeira viagem dos irmãos de José ao Egito

    43 Segunda viagem dos filhos de Jacó ao Egito
    44 Última prova dos irmãos de José

    45 José reconhecido por seus irmãos

    46 Chegada de Jacó ao Egito

    47 Administração de José
    Jacó adota os filhos de José
    49 Bênção de Jacó

    Morte de Jacó
    50 Funerais de Jacó
    Fim da vida de José

    Revised Standard Version (1966) - English
    Nova Vulgata - Latin
    Biblia del Pueblo di Dio (BPD) - Spanish
    Vulgata - Stuttgart 1969 - Latin
    La Sainte Bible (Crampon 1904) - French
    CEI (1974) - Italian
    EinheitsÜbersetzung der Heiligen Sc - German