John Calvin on the Genesis of Genesis

Calvin then goes on.   Apparently still presuming a series of inspired written records, he notes that also "Abraham is expressly honoured with this eulogy, that he was the teacher…of his family.   Genesis 18:19." 

Indeed, the entire inspired Book of Genesis is largely a compilation of a whole succession of shorter inspired books — viz. "[the Book of] the generations of Heaven and Earth” (Genesis 1:1 to 4:26, according to 2:4); “the Book of the generations of Adam” (Genesis 5:1 to 6:8); “[the Book of] the generations of Noah” (Genesis 6:9 to 9:29); “[the Book of] the generations of the sons of Noah” (Genesis 10:1 to 11:9); “[the Book of] the generations of Shem” the son of Noah (Genesis 11:10-26); “[the Book of] the generations of Terah” (Genesis 11:27 to 25:11); “[the Book of] the generations of Ishmael” (Genesis 25:12-18); “[the Book of] the generations of Isaac” (Genesis 25:19 to 35:29); “[the Book of] the generations of Esau” (Genesis 26:1-8); “[the Book of] the generations of Esau the father of the Edomites in Mount Seir” (Genesis 36:9-43f); “[the Book of] the generations of Jacob” (Genesis 37:2 to 38:30); and also what might be called ‘[the Book of] the generations of Joseph’ (Genesis 39:1 to 41:52f).