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Want to dig deep? iTanakh contains academic articles on nearly every passage in Genesis. If you're curious about a certain passage—or even a turn of phrase—click on over.
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Genesis in Legos? Yes, please. They don't shy away from the gritty stories—they just Legofy them.
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The stars of this comedy, Zed and Oh, aren't around in Genesis, but they stumble through selected biblical-ish stories. Along the way, they encounter events featured in the stories of Cain and Abel, Abraham and Isaac, and Sodom and Gomorrah. Hilarity ensues.
In this retelling of the story of Noah and the Ark, Noah is pretty comical—and kind of angsty, too.
In this 1998 theo-dramatic crime drama, the bad guys are "fallen" angels inhabiting bodies on earth. Body Snatchers, anyone? The movie picks up on the reference in Genesis 6:4 to the "fallen ones" (KJV) or "Nephilim" (NRSV).
Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn star in this aptly named courtroom drama.
A modern-day story about the practice of levirate marriage set in the United States. Think back to Genesis 38, when we learn that a brother is supposed to marry his deceased brother's wife and raise an heir on his brother's behalf.
The stories of Genesis don't emerge from a vacuum. Other writings from the Ancient Near East have a lot in common with it. Check out this nearly 4,000-year-old story for one example.
Like Genesis, this ancient text is a literary product of the Ancient Near East and is complete with an alternative and highly polytheistic creation account. Read! Compare! Discuss!
The BBC juxtaposes a literalist reading of the flood story with contemporary science. Fancy.
Donny Osmond plays Genesis's own Joseph in this clip from the movie version of Andrew Lloyd Weber's musical stage-play.
In her song, "Isaac and Abraham," Baez reexamines Abraham's near-sacrifice of his son Isaac. What's her take?
In this hit, Dylan puts a folksy spin on the passage when Adam names all the animals of creation.
"My Brother Esau" interprets the tension and reconciliation between the biblical brothers in Genesis. Yeah, that was a messy one.
The title of the song, "Rock and Roll Creation," says it all.
The Gutenberg Bible is the first Bible constructed using a printing press. That means that this picture shows the first ever printed page of the book of Genesis. Fancy.
Googlemaps might fail you, but this one should take care of all your Genesis geography needs.