Genesis 1:1; Genesis 10:10; Genesis 49:3

1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
10 And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.
3 Reuben, thou art my firstborn, my might, and the beginning of my strength, the excellency of dignity, and the excellency of power: