Select Page

Discover 7 Compelling Reasons to Study Genesis First.

7 reasons to study the bible book of Genesis first.

Valuable Bible Study. Which Vital Book Should I Examine First?

If you had to start a serious Bible study, whether you’re a Bible novice or Bible-informed, which book would you plunge into for a more profound understanding of God and His plan for humanity, you and me?

Which initial book and why?

  • Genesis: the first book of the Bible, the foundation and introduction.
  • Matthew: The opening book of the New Testament. Story details of Christ our Savior.
  • John: The last Apostle to die who gives vibrant details about Christ’s pre-existence through to His Crucifixion prayer, resurrection, and aftermath.
  • Psalms: intimate prayers and conversations with God.

Share in the comments the book you’d choose and why it should be the first for deep Bible Study.

Bible Study, Genesis First. “In the Beginning” = opposite of “Once upon a time.” Reason 1

Novels start off with “once upon a time,” some vague fictitious story to tickle your imagination.

Study Genesis First because it opens with “in the beginning,” a definite moment in time that is a concrete fact. This is a true story that should motivate your thinking about reality.

The first words of Christ to His disciples were “believe the gospel” (Mark 1:15). That includes the good message about the beginning. Christ Himself quoted from Genesis 1 in Matthew 19:4, “God created man in His own image…”

Christ puts His stamp of approval on Genesis. It is about the beginning. An excellent place to start your Bible study.

The First Major Participants are Immediately Identified. Study Genesis First, Reason 2.

Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God (plural Elohim) created (singular verb) the heaven and the earth.

The second Individual in the plural God-Elohim is Yahveh Elohim (Genesis 2:4), the Creator of the man and woman.

John 1:1 identifies Elohim as the Father AND the Word, Jesus Christ (:3 The Word made all things).

The Participants in Elohim are 2 God Beings, Father and Son, plural, acting as ONE singular unit.
John 17:11 Christ says He and His Father are ONE.

Check the verses at

The 3rd Major Element: Spirit, is It God? Study Genesis First, Reason 3

Genesis 1:2 …And the Spirit of God “moved” upon the face of the waters.

In the Bible, God never “moves.”
God has many actions: creates (verse 1), says (3), sees (4), calls (5), makes and divides (7)…

But God never “moves” in the Old Testament. The term Spirit of God “moves” wholly differentiates Spirit from God. Spirit is not God.
Ruach Elohim is the “Spirit OF God.” It belongs to or is possessed by God.

Genesis opens by immediately presenting 3 Spiritual Entities: 1st Elohim (God plural), 2nd Yahveh (the Word, Singular), and 3rd the Spirit possessed by Elohim, God.

More details in Mind-Body Problem Solved.

Elohim, Yahveh, and Spirit are 3 Givens. No Details. Study Genesis First, Reason 4

These are all on a spiritual plane. We are presented with their PHYSICAL WORK, their 7-days creative accomplishments in great detail.

We don’t learn about where they come from, their eternity, who or what they are, their character or personality. These details come later in the narrative.

We discover they are instruments of creation, Elohim creates, makes. Yahveh forms, makes/builds.

In this introduction, Elohim, Yahveh, and the Spirit are taken for granted. They’re “knowns” implicitly accepted with no elaboration.

Details in the book Mind-Body Problem Solved. There you’ll find the King James version of the Bible, Strong’s Concordance and an Interlinear Bible.

“Without Form and Void,” Why stated in Genesis 1:2. Study Genesis First, Reason 5

God created heaven and Earth
Immediately afterward, it states Earth is without form and void, (waste, confusion, emptiness).
Like Spirit moves, tohu and bohu seem to be out-of-place additions, disconnected from the Creation text.

Tohu, “without form,” – 19x in OT … the next appearance is in Deuteronomy.
Bohu, “void,” – only 3x in OT… the next appearance is in Isaiah.

Spirit is used 100sx – next in Genesis 3, weirdly translated as “cool.”

Critical thinking, meditation, study, and guidance are essential for comprehension.
Clue: Tohu and bohu are related to the origin of the Serpent in Gen. 3. It creates waste and confusion, NOT God the Creator.

Details in Origin of the Universe.

Why void & Spirit opposition in Gen. 1:2? Study Genesis First, Study Genesis First, Reason 6

There’s a definite contrast of without form, void, and the Spirit of God.

It’s a short story: God transforms destruction into restoration.

  1. One hand: Power behind the void
    a. Eph. 2:2 The prince of the power of the air, the spirit working in the children of disobedience.
    b. The Serpent and its cohort wreak havoc on Earth.
  2. On the other hand, the power behind the Creation.
    a. Romans 15:19 Christ did mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God;

Spirit Power transforms waste into beauty, ugly to good.
Genesis opens with the devastation of water and darkness converted to dry land and light.

The Awesome Bible Story in three words: VOID TO LIGHT. Study Genesis First, Reason 7

>> Beginning
God’s perfect plan starts with one short but immense saying:
Genesis 1:3 Let there be light: and there was light. Light of World. Physical Creation

>> 4000 Years Later
John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word (Yahveh-Son), and the Word was with God (Elohim-Father)…
3 All things were made by him (Genesis Creation)
4 In him (Yahveh-Son) was life; and the life was the LIGHT of men. Spiritual Creation

>> Future
Revelation 21:23 And the city (New Jerusalem) had no need of the sun… the Lamb (Yahveh-Son) is the light thereof. From physical VOID TO Spiritual LIGHT. Beginning and End of Creation.

These are the first seven of twenty-eight reasons to study Genesis first.


Dig Deeper into The Explanation

Online Study Courses to Uncover the Mystery of Adam and Eve’s Nakedness… with no fuss. Free video mini-course revealing the God-intended meaning of Scripture via Biblical Hebrew. It’s so easy, it’ll blow you away. Join now and add new motivation to your Bible study.

Join The Explanation Newsletter to stay informed of updates. and future events. No obligations, total privacy, unsubscribe anytime, if you want.

The Explanation series of seven books. Free to read online or purchase these valuable commentaries on Genesis 1-3 from your favorite book outlet. E-book and paperback formats are available. Use this link to see the details of each book and buy from your favorite store.

The Explanation book covers

Since you read all the way to here… you liked it. Please use the Social Network links just below to share this information from The Explanation, Study Genesis First. 7 Great Reasons to Plunge into the First Bible Book