Spring 2012

Religion and Spirituality

The Structure of Genesis

The 11 toledoth sections of Genesis are as follows:
 

 

  • the history of the heavens and the earth (Genesis 2:4–4:26)
  • the book of the genealogy of Adam (Genesis 5:1–6:8)
  • the genealogy of Noah (Genesis 6:9–9:29)
  • the genealogy of the sons of Noah: Shem, Ham and Japheth (Genesis 10:1–11:9)
  • the genealogy of Shem (Genesis 11:10–26)
  • the genealogy of Terah (Genesis 11:27–25:11)
  • the genealogy of Ishmael (Genesis 25:12–18)
  • the genealogy of Isaac (Genesis 25:19–35:29)
  • the genealogy of Esau/Edom (Genesis 36:1–8)
  • the genealogy of Esau, father of the Edomites (Genesis 36:9–37:1)
  • the genealogy of Jacob (Genesis 37:2–50:26)