The first part of the story begins with waters (1:2) and ends with the return of those waters ().
That is, God created an inhabitable world out of the waters of chaos and then removed that world with the return of the waters.
Later, the book of Genesis relates the origin of the nation of Israel by telling tales of its ancestors.
Genesis is so full of stories that have become so important in the Western world that it will take us two chapters to unpack it.
Source: Drawing by Daniel Hornschemeier Bandstra based on William Blake (17571827) . This sentence asserts an essential belief of Jewish and Christian faith, the belief that the deity of Jews and Christians is the creator of the world.