In the Beginning

In the Beginning may refer to:

  • "In the beginning", the phrase that opens Book of Genesis 1:1 in the Bible
  • "In the beginning was the word", the opening of the Gospel of John, the source of the conception of the Christian Logos


  • In the Beginning (novel), a novel by Chaim Potok
  • In the Beginning, a Punisher comic in the Marvel MAX series
  • In the Beginning... Was the Command Line, a 1999 long essay by Neal Stephenson
  • In the Beginning: B.C. 4004 (In the Garden of Eden), the first play in George Bernard Shaw's Back to Methuselah series

    Film, radio and television

  • In the Beginning: The Bible Stories, a 1997 anime series created by Osamu Tezuka
  • Babylon 5: In the Beginning, a 1998 Babylon 5 TV movie
  • The Bible: In the Beginning..., a 1966 epic film recounting the first 22 chapters of the Book of Genesis
  • In the Beginning (miniseries), a 2000 TV film starring Martin Landau
  • In the Beginning (2009 film), a French drama
  • In the Beginning (TV series), a 1978 American sitcom starring McLean Stevenson
  • In the Beginning, a New York radio program produced by Larry Josephson

    Television episodes

  • "In the Beginning" (All in Good Faith)
  • "In the Beginning" (The Brittas Empire)
  • "In the Beginning" (Dante's Cove)
  • "In the Beginning" (Dexter)
  • "In the Beginning" (God, the Devil and Bob)
  • "In the Beginning" (The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency)
  • "In the Beginning" (Lavender Castle)
  • "In the Beginning" (Legion of Super Heroes)
  • "In the Beginning" (Oh, Brother!)
  • "In the Beginning" (The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne)
  • "In the Beginning" (Superbook)
  • "In the Beginning" (Supernatural)
  • "In the Beginning" (Swamp Thing)
  • "In the Beginning" (Tattooed Teenage Alien Fighters from Beverly Hills)
  • "In the Beginning" (True Blood)



  • In the Beginning (Copland), a 1947 choral work by Aaron Copland
  • In the Beginning, Priscilla McLean (born 1942)
  • In the Beginning, Robert Saxton (born 1953)
  • In the Beginning, David Rosenboom (born 1947)
  • In the Beginning, God, jazz composition by Duke Ellington from Duke Ellington's Sacred Concerts


  • In the Beginning (Circa 1960), a 1970 album by The Beatles and the Beat Brothers with Tony Sheridan
  • In the Beginning (Blazin' Squad album), 2002
  • In the Beginning (The Byrds album), 1988
  • In the Beginning (Genesis album), 1974 reissue title of the 1969 album From Genesis to Revelation
  • In the Beginning (Isaac Hayes album), 1972 reissue title of the 1968 album Presenting Isaac Hayes
  • In the Beginning (Journey album), 1979
  • In the Beginning (Hubert Laws album), 1974
  • In the Beginning (Madonna album) or Pre-Madonna, a 1997 unauthorized album
  • In the Beginning (Nile album), 2000
  • In the Beginning – The 1981 Singles, a 1986 EP by Play Dead
  • In the Beginning (Stevie Ray Vaughan album), 1992
  • In the Beginning (Triumph album), 1995 reissue title of the 1976 album Triumph
  • In the Beginning (Woody Shaw album), 1983
  • In the Beginning: The World of Aretha Franklin 1960–1967, an album by Aretha Franklin
  • In the Beginning by Roy Buchanan, 1974
  • In the Beginning, a compilation of recordings by Hawkwind also released on The Text of Festival, 1985
  • In the Beginning, by Salem (UK band), 2010
  • In the Beginning, an EP by Kate Stewart, 2018


  • "In the Beginning" (1954 song), by Frankie Laine
  • "In the Beginning" (The Moody Blues song), 1969
  • "In the Beginning", by Amorphis from Tales from the Thousand Lakes
  • "In the Beginning", by E.Y.C.
  • "In the Beginning", by Genesis from From Genesis to Revelation
  • "In the Beginning", by K'Naan from The Dusty Foot Philosopher
  • "In the Beginning", by Lonnie Liston Smith from Finger Lickin' Good, 1967
  • "In the Beginning", by Mötley Crüe from Shout at the Devil
  • "In the Beginning", by Stephen Schwartz from the musical Children of Eden
  • "In the Beginning", by The Stills from Without Feathers