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first of the Old Testament patriarchs and the father of Isaac; according to Genesis, God promised to give Abraham's family (the Hebrews) the land of Canaan (the Promised Land); God tested Abraham by asking him to sacrifice his son Abraham , Ibrahim
evolution or genesis of the human race anthropogenesis , anthropogeny
(Genesis 11:1-11) a tower built by Noah's descendants (probably in Babylon) who intended it to reach up to heaven; God foiled them by confusing their language so they could no longer understand one another Babel , Tower of Babel
effort to give scientific support for the truth of the account of creation given in the Book of Genesis creation science
literal belief in the account of creation given in the Book of Genesis creationism
(Biblical) the great deluge that is said in the Book of Genesis to have occurred in the time of Noah; it was brought by God upon the earth because of the wickedness of human beings Noachian deluge , Noah's flood , Noah and the Flood , the Flood
Hebrew patriarch who saved himself and his family and the animals by building an ark in which they survived 40 days and 40 nights of rain; the story of Noah and the flood is told in the Book of Genesis Noah
branch of anthropology dealing with the genesis and variation of human beings physical anthropology
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