I am a Gentile Christian believer, a member of a non-denominational church. Over the past 54 years (I am 66 years old), I have been a member of three different mainline Protestant Christian denominations.
Recently, I have become aware that there are some areas in which my beliefs do not match up with any other denomination or organization; at least, not any that I know about. Two of those differences are based, at least partially, on my understanding of parts of the narrative presented in the Book of Genesis.
I don't think my different beliefs reach the level of heresy, but it's still troubling to me. I'm hoping to be able to get a better perspective by learning how Judaism regards a couple of the passages in the narrative.
Unfortunately, I don't think I have enough foundation to even formulate the right questions. I've been somewhat active in the Biblical Hermeneutics Stack Exchange, and my asking, in that Meta, for some clues on how to proceed was answered with a suggestion I come to the Judaism stack.
I want to get a feel for the way this stack operates before I start asking questions, because I don't want to come across as offensive. So, my plan is to lurk for an unknown time; since I am almost entirely ignorant about the mechanics of stack operations, I don't know if lurking is considered to be in bad taste. I'm not trying to be a voyeur; I'm just trying to get a feel for the culture here.
I hope this doesn't present a problem. If my approach is mistaken, I would appreciate correction.
"I will stand on my guardpost, and station myself on the rampart. I will keep watch to see what He will say to me, and how I may reply when I am reproved." (Habakkuk 2:1, NASB)