Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Pick Three of Genesis Commentaries

Its always tough to pick a commentary. And, there are different types which offer a different focus, academic, devotional, etc. Nevertheless, commentaries are often vital to sermon or Sunday school prep, personal or family study and let's face it, whether you need it right now or not, they're just plain good to have around for reference. Thus, let's start looking at a few commentaries every week and of course we welcome your suggestions. So, here we go...

Genesis by Derek Kidner
Genesis--the Bible's account of human origins and the harbinger of human destiny--is a book teeming with critical problems. Who wrote it? When? Does the account of creation square with modern science? What about Adam and Eve? Derek Kidner not only provides a running exegetical commentary, but lucidly handles the tough issues that Genesis raises. His clear prose and theological insight will expand readers' understanding of God's character and of human nature and destiny.

World Biblical Commentary Volume 1 & Volume 2 by Gordon Wenham
Pastors and scholars alike will herald the appearance of this second volume of Gordon Wenham’s analysis of Genesis as a landmark event in the critical study of the Pentateuch. Dr. Wenham devoted fourteen years of his considerable scholarship and exegetical skills to write this exceptional work.

New American Commentary Volume 1 & Volume 2 by Kenneth Matthews
The New American Commentary is for the minister or Bible student who wants to understand and expound the Scriptures. Notable features include: * commentary based on THE NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION; * the NIV text printed in the body of the commentary; * sound scholarly methodology that reflects capable research in the original languages; * interpretation that emphasizes the theological unity of each book and of Scripture as a whole; * readable and applicable exposition.

 Dig in, do your research and get a commentary. As always, comments here and on Facebook are welcome. Please join us in our journey as we search out the best in Reformed theology.

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