Read Genesis 1-2:3
Genre: Poetry (this section of Genesis).
In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.Genesis 1:1 (ESV)
What is important about this passage?
This is one of the most well-know passages of the Bible. It is the first of the two creation accounts in Genesis. It’s also one of the most debated passages in the Bible. Some Christians read this passage as historically and scientifically true. Other Christians believe it uses figurative language to make the point “God created” and he did it on purpose (as opposed to other ancient Near Eastern creation myths).