What is the meaning of the word Genesis?

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Proper noun
  1. (religion) The first sacred book in the Torah and the Hebrew Bible.
  2. A female given name of American usage since the 1980s.
  3. (video game) The video game console Mega Drive by Sega.
  4. (music) A British rock band.
Name
  1. A male or female given name of Hebrew origin.
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The objective of the Genesis project is to reduce the lead-in time of setting up a business from three years to one year.
They realise of course that if Genesis is allegory, it throws doubt on the whole of revealed religion.
The argument begins with human nature, made, according to Genesis, in the image and likeness of God.
The Chinese, for instance, have records of the Genesis account and the message of Christ written in the symbols of their language.
Similarly out of joint is the notion that Rachel's example in Genesis 30 would be taken by fundamentalists as justification for concubinage.
Creationism often conjures visions of religious zealots who believe the book of Genesis verbatim.

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