Interpretations of Genesis  

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The Book of Genesis has been interpreted in many different ways, including literally, religiously, and allegorically.

Religious interpretations

The Book of Genesis is regarded as a religious text by several faiths, including Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Many adherents of those faiths interpret Genesis literally, while others interpret is as metaphor or symbolism.

Allegorical interpretation

The Book of Genesis is considered by many to be an allegorical source of morality and ethics.

Literal Interpretation

The Book of Genesis is often interpreted to be a factual and historical account of the how the earth was created by the Judeo-Christian God, and the earliest accounts of mankind. Groups such as Answers in Genesis and evangelicals such as Ken Ham and Kurt Hovind use this belief critique modern scientific theories regarding Evolution, the Age of the Earth, and various aspects of Physical cosmology.

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