Some time ago I started going through various books of the Bible to see if they referred to Genesis as a real event. Because of my other responsibilities, I have not been able to compile an exhaustive list, but what little I have done is avaialbe on my website at


As this discussion progresses, I'll be updating that webpage (you'll notice the title lists the version and when it was last updated). I hope some of you would be willing to go through even a few chapters and let me know of any verses you find. In particular, there are 7 books in the New Testament which have no verses referring to Genesis that I can find: 1 & 2 Thessalonians, 2 Timothy, Titus, Philemon, 2 & 3 John. If anyone wants to start with them, that would be great.


Anyone who helps will be given credit at the top of the article under a "Contributors" section, which will be added in the next update (if you don't want to take credit or be named, please let me know).


Thanks in advance for all the help,

Brock Lee

Young Earth Creation Organization



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On this topic: I have in my hand Biblical Creationism, an excellent book by Dr. Henry M. Morris (co-author of the Classic "Genesis Flood"). The Subtitle is: What Each Book of the Bible Teaches about Creation and the Flood.

And here is a list of every verse of Genesis found elsewhere in the NT. One group is Genesis 1-11, and the other group is Genesis 12-50:


The New Testament has more than 100 references to the book of Genesis with well over half from the first eleven chapters!

Genesis 1-11: Matt. 19:4, 5; 22:21; 23:35; 24:37-39; 26:52; Mark 10:6, 7; 12:17; 13:19;  Luke 3:29-37; 10:19; 11:51; 17:26-27; 20:25; John 1:1-3; 8:44; Acts 14:15; 15:20, 29; 17:24, 26; Rom 1:19-20; 5:12-21; 8:20-23; 16:20; 1 Cor. 6:16; 11:7-8; 15:21-22, 38, 45, 47; 2 Cor. 4:6; 11:3; Gal. 4:4; Eph. 3:9; 5:31; Col. 1:16; 3:10; 1 Tim. 2:13-14; 2:14; 4:3-5; Heb. 1:10; 4:3-4; 4:10; 11:3, 4, 5, 7; 12:24; 1 Pet. 3:20; 2 Pet. 2:4-5; 3:5-6; 1 John 3:11-12; Jude :6, 11, 14; Rev. 4:3; 6:12-14; 21; 22:1-6


Genesis 12-50: Matt. 1:1-2; 2:18; 3;8-9; 10:15; 11:23-24; 22:31-32; Mark 12:26; Luke 1:25, 48, 55, 73; 3:8; 10:12; 13:16; 16:22-31; 17:28-29, 32; 20:37; John 1:51; 4:5-6, 11-12; 7:22; 8:33; Acts 7:2-14; Rom. 4:1-25; 9:7-13; 15:8; Gal 3:6, 8, 16; 4:22-30; Heb. 4:1-10; 6:13-14, 6:20—7:17; 11:8-12, 17-22; 12:16-17;  Jam. 2:21-23; 1 Pet. 3:6; 2 Pet. 2:6-8; Jude :7; Rev. 5:5; 10:6; 20:2.


Remarkable that so much in the New Testament is based on taking all of Genesis as a historical narrative. How should we take the early chapters of Genesis? We should take them the same way the New Testament takes them, the same way Jesus takes them, as literal history, just like the later chapters of Genesis.

Thank you for the help. I have gone through them each (which is why it has taken me so long to reply to you). Version 1.1 will be up shortly, however, the following verses which are in the list above, when I read them I could not understand a connection to Genesis:


Matthew 22:21, 26:52

Mark 12:17

Luke 1:25, 48, 10:19, 20:25

John 7:22

Romans 8:23

1 Corinthians 15:38

1 Timothy 4:3-5

Hebrews 4:1-2, 5-9

Revelation 4:3, 5:5, 6:12-14, 21:2-3, 5-47, 22:1, 4, 6

If I have erred, please let me know.

Again, thanks for your input,


"Revelation ...21:2-3, 5-47..."


I meant 5-27.




The list is from an AiG article, in which each verse is notated as to its related content. Like maybe it just speaks of a tree of life in Paradise, a ref to the tree of life in the Garden. I am not sure about the specific verses you asked about, and I am unable at this time to check them out. But you might be able to find the AiG article is you search their site.
I wish I had time to go over the books you said had no direct references to Genesis, but other duties prevent me.  I re-read First Thessalonians (one of my favorite books) to double check; there were no references to Adam or creation or anything that I could see, but I observed one thing.  Thessalonians is not a "closed" book, and cannot really be understood if read by itself.  For instance, the book talks about God.  Who is God?  It talks about sin; what is sin?  All of the Bible depends on a Christian worldview; this worldview is laid out in Genesis.  So, there aren't any parts of the Bible that are not based on Genesis as a real book.  I know you already knew that, but for some reason I wanted to say it anway.

References to Realities INTRODUCED in Genesis. If a verse elsewhere mentioned Adam, we would call that a "CATEGORY ONE" reference to Genesis.

This epistle mentions SATAN (1 Thess. 2:18), who is first introduced in Genesis, albeit under a different name (the devil, and the serpent), but clearly it is the same being. Certainly the name TEMPTER (1 Thess. 3:5) most clearly and definitely derives from Genesis 3 as well. This is a "CATEGORY ONE" reference to Genesis 3.


Then the LIVING GOD (1 Thess. 1:9) is throughout the Old Testament a description of the true God who is the CREATOR. This designation, Living God, points particularly to His work of creating the universe, unlike the "gods" who are not LIVING, and who create nothing.


Then the readers of the epistle are encouraged to wait for the SON FROM HEAVEN, whom God raised from the dead, delivering us from the wrath to come (1:10). This Son from Heaven is none other than the promised Seed of the woman, who would have his heel crushed in crushing the head of the Serpent, echoing the protoevangeleum of Genesis 3.

Then Paul speaks of how his word is not of deceit, nor guile (1 Thess. 2:3) a contrast to guile of the Serpent who was subtle above all the beasts of the field, who was a liar from the beginning and calls in question the truth of God, but God cannot lie.


Labor and travail (1 Thess. 2:9) as a necessary part of human existence had its beginning for man in his work and for woman in childbearing (1 Thess. 5:3) in the Fall, and this is clearly stated in Genesis 3.


Then Eve is seen accepting the questioning of God's word by the Serpent, who had hissed, "Yeah, has God really said. . . ?" We need to receive the Word of God when we hear it, as it is in truth, the Word of God which work effectively in you that believe (1 Thess. 2:13).


That we are appointed unto afflictions (1 Thess. 3:3-4), is first revealed in Genesis 3.


The coming of the Lord Jesus "with all his saints" (1 Thess. 3:13) is a reference to the well-known prophecy of Enoch (Genesis 5) which is referenced by Jude.


"The Lord is the avenger. . . " says Paul here (1 Thess. 4:6), and vengeance is also introduced in Genesis in the account of the slaying of Abel (chapter 4).


Working to provide for ourselves with our own hands (1 Thess. 4:11) as a guide for human life would be primarily founded on the original calling of God to Adam BEFORE the Fall to dress the garden and keep it (Genesis 2), and to labor by the sweat of his brow after the Fall (Genesis 3).

Being "CAUGHT UP TO MEET THE LORD IN THE AIR" (1 Thess. 4:17) has its precedent in the catching up of Enoch (Genesis 5).


The mention of "peace and safety" when sudden destruction comes and "they shall not escape" (1 Thess. 5:3) is quite reminiscent of the description by Jesus of life going on "as usual" when the Flood (Gen. 6 - 9) came and took them all away. Very possibly the reference to LIGHT in contrast to DARKNESS (1 Thess. 5:5-7) connects to the creation account of the separation of light and darkness (Gen. 1).


"Spirit and soul and body" (1 Thess. 5:23) is the description of man in his original creation found in Genesis 2:7 - God formed man of the dust of the ground (body) and breathed into his nostrils (spirit) the breath of life (spirit) and man became a living SOUL. Soul as a concept is rooted in Genesis (Another CATEGORY ONE reference to Genesis).

Here is a link to a chart of NT/Genesis references


This is an excellent thread. Where do you see references to Genesis One through Eleven within the New Testament? The original poster mentions some NT books that seem to lack any direct references. What do you see?

Since Paul wrote 1 & 2 Thessalonians to a predominantly GENTILE audience, he does not make any direct quoted reference to the OT. BUT there are many allusions as identified by James (Jim) Brenneman. . .

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