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The primeval history sets out the author(s) concepts of the nature of the deity and of humankind's relationship with its maker: God creates a world which is good and fit for mankind, but when man corrupts it with sin God decides to destroy his creation, saving only the righteous Noah to reestablish the relationship between man and God.
At God's command Noah's descendant Abraham journeys from his home into the land of Canaan, given to him by God, where he dwells as a sojourner, as does his son Isaac and his grandson Jacob.
Because Sarah is old, she tells Abraham to take her Egyptian handmaiden, Hagar, as a second wife. God resolves to destroy the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah for the sins of their people.
Abraham protests and gets God to agree not to destroy the cities if 10 righteous men can be found.
Then God sends a great flood to wipe out the rest of the world.
When the waters recede, God promises that he will not destroy the world a second time with water with the rainbow as the symbol of his promise.
God instructs Abram to travel from his home in Mesopotamia to the land of Canaan.Angels save Abraham's nephew Lot and his family, but his wife looks back on the destruction against their command and is turned into a pillar of salt.Lot's daughters, concerned that they are fugitives who will never find husbands, get him drunk to become pregnant by him, and give birth to the ancestors of the Moabites and Ammonites.'The Steve I knew was the guy pestering me to have a social life, not because he was being a pest, but because he knew how important family was in his life, and he wanted it for me, too,' said Cook in the book, an extract of which was published by Fast Company..'You get the feeling that [Steve's] a greedy, selfish egomaniac. The person I read about there is somebody I would never have wanted to work with over all this time.