It was developed by biblical scholar meredith kline. And god said, let there be light, and there was light. The book of genesis new international commentary on the. Nov 11, 1997 a commentary on the book of genesis book. Only the writer of the book of genesis tells us about those things. Also included is a glossary of terms, a list of names used in the text. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the spirit of god was hovering over the waters. Hardback commentary which includes english text and ab. As a distinct part it so naturally stands out as a unit that there can be no doubt that it was designed to. As far as exodus to deuteronomy is concerned, moses was an eyewitness and partly even main character. But at least one uptodate, critical commentary on genesis should be on our shelves, and this is about the best. He not only dives into the culture which produced genesis, he also goes indepth to examine the hebrew words of the text, what they mean in context, then he points out the intricate patterns in which numbers or events repeat again and again. The jps bnai mitzvah torah commentary rabbi jeffrey k. Its message is rich and complex, and listing its main elements gives a succinct outline of the biblical message as a whole.
The aim of a commentary on the book of genesis, part 1. As there never was a time when god did not exist, and as activity is an essential part of his being, so, probably, there was never a time when worlds did not exist. Matthew henry 18 october 1662 22 june 1714 was an english commentator on the bible, who published his works in 1706, sixvolume exposition of the old and new testaments 17081710 or complete commentary, provides an exhaustive verse by verse study of the bible. In this tyndale commentary, andrew steinmann offers a thorough exegetical commentary on genesis, including a reconstructed timeline of events from abrahams life. Brueggemann is on point and ahead of the curve once again. The book of genesis is foundational to the understanding of the rest of the bible. The first eleven chapters focus upon the ever widening ruin of man, fallen from his created perfection and coming under the judgment of the creator.
He not only dives into the culture which produced genesis, he also goes indepth to examine the hebrew words of the text, what they mean in context, then he points out the intricate patterns in which numbers or. Matthew henry commentary on the whole bible concise the codensed onevolume classic commentary. Commentary on the book of genesis matthew henry 1662 1714 this is another commentary by matthew henry, well known for his commentaries on. The book of genesis new international commentary on the old. I give this book 2 12 stars not because it is a bad book, but because it does not serve a purpose for me. Commentary on the book of genesis by matthew henry old. It is difficult to imagine a less userfriendly layout than the word biblical commentary series. God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness. Excellent commentary on the book of genesis by an leading evangelical scholar who is a world expert on the pentateuch. Genesis commentary commentary critical and explanatory on. Study genesis using matthew henry bible commentary complete to better understand scripture with full outline and verse meaning. This document has been generated from xsl extensible. You do need this in your library, if youre going to teach on genesis.
Commentary on genesis 123 1 translators preface 2 facsimile of the title page to the 1578 english translation 12 epistle of thomas tymme the authors epistle dedicatory 15 the argument 23 chapter 1 30 genesis 1. It serves as a foundation for the new testaments teaching that jesus is the fulfillment of gods promise to humankind. Dr pett is a careful scholar who carefully checks the accuracy of his material before using it to ensure that it is reliable. Nearly every student of the book of genesis agrees that it falls logically into two sections. The name universally used in english for this book is genesis. Bible study notes and comments on the old testament bo. In the hebrew bible the book constitutes the first part of the pentateuch.
According to an old tradition, not only genesis also called the first book of moses, but the whole pentateuch from greek pente five and teuchos container for scrolls were written by moses. You can find the best commentary on genesis for you using the tools on the right side. The rubin jps miqraot gedolot contains from one to several verses from the book of genesis, surrounded by both the 1917 and the 1985 jps translations and by new contemporary english translations of the major commentators. Verse by verse commentary on the book of genesis the. Its where we find the famous stories of adam and eve, cain and abel, noah and the ark, abraham and isaac, and a welldressed dreamer named joseph. I return to this reference ever so often for nuggets of information. Salkin jewish publication society 2018 trade paperback. Originally written in 1706, matthew henrys six volume complete commentary provides an exhaustive look at every verse in the bible. Study the bible online using commentary on genesis and more. Cassutos book is several leaps and bounds above a typical genesis commentary. It contains the seed for all the dealings of god with this world, the principles of the relationships of god with man, and in type anticipates all future revelations of god. Regarded as one of the reformations best interpreters of scripture, calvin is an apt commentator.
Matthew henry 18 october 1662 22 june 1714 was an english commentator on the bible, who published his works in 1706, sixvolume exposition of the old and new testaments 17081710 or complete commentary, provides an exhaustive verse by verse study of the bible, covering the whole of the old testament, and the gospels and acts in the new testament. A list of the best commentaries on genesis ranked by scholars. The creation of the light the first day, genesis 1. Genesis 1 niv the beginning in the beginning god bible. Feb 03, 2018 commentary on the book of genesis matthew henry 1662 1714 this is another commentary by matthew henry, well known for his commentaries on the bible, this one is on genesis, the first book of. Modern commentaries on the book of genesis can be almost worthless. Also included is a glossary of terms, a list of names used in the text, notes on source texts, a special topics. Inspiration, the correct view of the authorship of genesis which includes a short exegetical study of new testament passages to substantiate this, along with the themes of genesis and a few summaries of the book of genesis. The book of the generations of adam that is, a list or catalogue of his posterity, not of all, but only of the holy seed, from whom, as concerning the flesh, christ came. Genesis beginning, becoming is the book of beginnings. In this volume, john calvin provides an engaging commentary on the first 23 chapters of genesis. Best commentaries and books on genesis logos bible software. Let us begin at the first of the bible and go through it all, book by book from genesis to revelation and look at the setting, the message, and the relationship of each to the whole. In particular, he frequently offers his own translations of a passage, explaining the subtleties and nuances of his translation.
Matthews twovolume commentary on the foundational book of genesis uses the niv text to comment on the historical and theological background of the biblical book. Much of modern bible scholarship has become obsessed with source criticismthe attempt to try to figure out what literary sources went into the composition of a book of the bible. Genesis describes the creation of the world, the fall of the first men into sin and its consequences, but not. The everincreasing interdependency of our postmodern era between all people of the earth and, between humans and the earth itselfdemands that a hermeneutic of salvation history take into account the. From adam to noah is to explain, with the help of a historicophilological method of interpretation, the simple meaning of the biblical text, and to arrive, as nearly as possible, at the meaning the words of the torah. I actually dont find this commentary as technical as walton, collins, and sailhammer. The book of genesis is the first book of the bible, and opens with one of the most famous first sentences of any literary work.
Cassutos works are sometimes difficult to track down. Genesis 1 commentary matthew henrys complete commentary on. Commentary on the book of genesis by matthew henry. Chapters 1250 describe gods ever narrowing program of mans redemption. Written in 1891 for the novice student of the bible, this. Read genesis commentary using commentary critical and explanatory on the whole bible. Oct 05, 2018 the book of genesis is the first book of the bible, and opens with one of the most famous first sentences of any literary work.
Book of genesis matthew henry bible commentary complete. The series is uneven and occasionally goes overboard in literarysource criticism. The book of genesis new international commentary on the old testament series 117. A commentary on the book of genesis by james gracey murphy. Genesis with book summary versebyverse bible commentary. The book of genesis new international commentary on the old testament series 117 hamilton, victor p. In the beginning, god created the heavens and the earth.
God separates the earth from the waters, and makes it fruitful. With over 24 hours of teaching, this versebyverse study of the book of genesis has been one of our most soughtafter and bestselling series in the history of koinonia house. Matthew henry 18 october 1662 22 june 1714 was an english commentator on the bible. There are a number of other helpful commentaries on the the book of genesis. Noah, the man that stayed alive after the flood, was a good man. The last division of genesis, chapters 1250, can be remembered by its four main characters.359 1232 80 338 29 302 1024 783 785 778 1123 344 1029 1119 1514 130 1432 1384 1485 308 443 958 848 260 508 99 468 381 311 863 217 1111 519 386 1377 940 1090 722