Who wrote the beginning of the Bible and the words of God during creation?

We do not know the names of those who wrote the Book of Genesis, but scholars have given the authors names so that, when discussing the different passages, it will understood which author is involved.

The first creation story, in Genesis 1:1-2:4a (the first sentence of verse 2:4) is attributed to an anonymous author now known as the Priestly Source, or 'P' Source.


The second creation story, in Genesis 2:4b-25 is attributed to an anonymous author now known as the Yahwist, or 'J' Source. This source also contributed the stories of the Garden of Eden and of Cain and Abel, as well as much of the remainder of the Book of Genesis.

It was Moses who wrote the first five books of the Bible, under divine inspiration.