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Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary
a canonical book of the Old Testament, so called from the Greek γενεσις , genesis, or generation, because it contains an account of the origin of all visible things, and of the genealogy of the first patriarchs. In the Hebrew it is called בראשית , which signifies, in the beginning, because it begins with that word. See .
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Watson, Richard. Entry for 'Genesis'. Richard Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/wtd/g/genesis.html. 1831-2.