Tradition states that Moses wrote a scroll containing the narratives of Genesis, at God’s command, before the formal Giving of the Torah (Rashi commentary, Exodus ch.24).
The contents of this scroll included the ancient traditions of the Creation, the Flood, the early Israelites, etc. (These traditions had been widely known, except that among other nations [the idolaters] the Flood and Creation-narratives had become garbled with idolatrous drivel.)

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