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[[image:Viennagenesis.jpg|right|thumb|A page of the Vienna Genesis, made in sixth century Syria, with an illustration of Jacob/Israel blessing his grandsons Ephraim and Mannasseh.]]
In Hebrew the book is called {{Hebrew|בְּרֵאשִׁית}} (''Bereishit''), meaning "in the beginning." This title is the first word of the Hebrew text - a method by which all five books of the Torah are named. When the Torah was translated into Greek in the 3rd century BC to produce the [[Septuagint]], the name given was Γένεσις ''Genesis'', meaning "birth" or "origin". This was in line with the Septuagint use of subject themes as book names. The Greek title has continued to be used in all subsequent Latin and English versions of the Bible, and most other languages.

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