The story presented in Genesis 1-11 is known by many but not understood by many. We have substituted the modern Western rational mind and its pushing of Creation-Science and Secularism to misread and misguide us in our understanding of these foundational chapters.
Genesis 1-11 does have a word that is extremely relevant for present readers that has absolutely nothing to do with modern science or the creeping in of secular understandings. The meaning that its first hearers/readers would have understood is still a powerful word for us today.
About the Pentateuch
About Genesis 1-11
About the Background of Genesis 1-11
Story 1: Only One God (Genesis 1.1-2.4a)
Story 2: Freedom: The Creation of Humankind (Genesis 2.4b-25)
Story 3: Bondage: The Fall of Humankind (Genesis 3.1-24)
Story 4: The Fruit of the Fall (Murder) (Genesis 4.1-16)
Story 5: Coming to Grips with Genealogies (Genesis 4.17-5.32)
Story 6: Sons of God and Daughters of Men (Genesis 6.1-8)
Story 7: When It Rains, It Pours: The Flood (Genesis 6.9-7.24)
Story 8: A New Beginning (Genesis 8.1-9.17)
Story 9: The Cursing of Canaan (Gen. 9.18-10.32)
Story 10: The Tower of Babel (Genesis 11.1-26)