The Book of Genesis, Chapters 1-17

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, Oct 31, 1990 - Religion - 540 pages
“In the Old Testament we read God’s word as it was spoken to his people Israel. Today, thousands of years later, we hear in these thirty-nine books his inspired and authoritative message for us.”

These twin convictions, shared by all of the contributors to The New International Commentary on the Old Testament, define the goal of this ambitious series of commentaries. For those many modern readers who find the Old Testament to be strange and foreign soil, the NICOT series serves as an authoritative guide bridging the cultural gap between today’s world and the world of ancient Israel. Each NICOT volume aims to help us hear God’s word as clearly as possible.

Scholars, pastors, and serious Bible students will welcome the fresh light that this commentary series casts on ancient yet familiar biblical texts. The contributors apply their proven scholarly expertise and wide experience as teachers to illumine our understanding of the Old Testament. As gifted writers, they present the results of the best recent research in an interesting manner.

Each commentary opens with an introduction to the biblical book, looking especially at questions concerning its background, authorship, date, purpose, structure, and theology. A select bibliography also points readers to resources for their own study. The author’s own translation from the original Hebrew forms the basis of the commentary proper. Verse-by-verse comments nicely balance in-depth discussions of technical matters — textual criticism, critical problems, and so on — with exposition of the biblical writer’s theology and its implications for the life of faith today.
 

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One of the commentaries on Genesis.

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Hamilton is a very good Old Testament Scholar. He writes well. This book is very accessible to educated laypersons, pastors, seminary students and others. Issues of detail that are of primary concern ... Read full review

Contents

Authors Preface
INDEXES
INTRODUCTION
Canonicity
11132
The New Testament Appropriation
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89
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Ten Generations 5132
The New Testament Appropriation
Illicit Relationships 614
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1112
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1116
1724
15
614
1522
117
1829
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116
NOTES
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