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By Kathrine Russell - December 09, 2001

While Genesis, the first book of the Bible, seems to follow a distinct (male-dominated) pattern of history in the story it relates, tracing first Adam and Eve and their sons and then Abraham, his son Isaac, Isaac's son Jacob, and Jacob's son Joseph, it digresses often to tell smaller vignettes, often focusing on the home. The authors of Genesis…

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