In the beginning… That is what Genesis means source or birth the beginning of creation and ends with death “in a coffin in egypt. we learn in the first 11 chapters about the
creation- Chapter one and two
the fall of man- Chapter Three and Four
the flood-Chapter 5 to 9
Babel crisis -Chapter 10 and 11
It also records the first prophecy by predicting the birth of our Redeemer in Gen 3:15,and in other verses thru Seth, Shem,Abraham,Issac,Jacob,and the tribe of Judah. Including David later on.
The rest of the 39 chapters we learn about the four great men,
Abraham : Chapter 12 to 23 The faithful one Through obedience and sacrifice of Issac.God made 7 covenants to Abraham. I will make Thee great Nation, I will Bless Thee,I will make Thy name great,Thou shalt be a blessing, I will bless them that bless thee, I will curse them that curse thee, In thee that all the families of the earth be blessed.
Abraham’s son Ismael was born to Sarah`s maid because of her request Galatians: 4:22 For it is written, that Abraham had two sons, the one by a bond maid, the other by a free woman. 23. But he who was of the bonds woman was born after the flesh; but he of the free woman was by promise. Ismael`s descendants are as far as I know are whom we call Islam. Genesis 16:11,12 And the angel of the Lord said unto her, Behold, thou art with child and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael; because the Lord hath heard thy affliction.And he will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man’s hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.
Issac: Chapter 23-25 The son of Promise, beloved and obedient. Father of Esau and Jacob two nations in the womb of Rachel.
Jacob: Chapter 27-36 who God named later as Israel, Through Jacob Abraham’s covenant was confirmed with 12 children which later became the twelve tribes of Israel.
Joseph: Chapter 37-50 who suffered and came out Victoriously in Glory. Joseph was the favorite son, he is the fore- shadow of Jesus, both were shepherds, moved to Egypt, both were sold for a price of a slave and both suffered and later exalted.