The book of Genesis has a groove to it. It runs from poem to song to narrative to poem to song.
The Book of Genesis has a unity to it that fits with the entire Torah (the Pentateuch, or the first 5 books of scripture). There is a definitive strategy laid out, and sometimes this leads to a narrative that isn’t always smooth and uniform. This has led many people to assume that Genesis was written by different authors and is a disjointed mess. [Read more…]