The book of Genesis is foundational to a clear understanding of doctrines given in the New Testament. In the first eleven chapters of Genesis we are told about the creation, man, marriage, sin, the loss of marital paradise, the first false religion and the fact that we are all related. Genesis teaches us about tithing, the Abrahamic Covenant and the great patriarchs. We discover Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Joseph. We also get our first glimpses of our God.