The Book of Genesis: Chapters 1-17 (Google eBook)

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 1990 - Religion - 522 pages
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?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.

User Review  - RICHARD HOLT - Christianbook.com

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

Review: The Book of Genesis, Chapters 117 (The New International Commentary on the Old Testament)

User Review  - David - Goodreads

The assignment was to skim every page and I'd say that is a fair description of my reading. Overall a very helpful commentary although I felt at times Hammilton went small (focus on grammmar, individual word meanings, etc.) in order to avoid larger theological questions. Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
II STRUCTURE
2
III COMPOSITION
11
IV THEOLOGY
38
V PROBLEMS IN INTERPRETATION
53
VI CANONICITY
71
VII THE HEBREW TEXT
73
VIII BIBLIOGRAPHY
75
1112
278
1322
279
110
285
1116
290
1724
295
15
299
614
302
1522
306

TEXT AND COMMENTARY
101
11132
103
35
118
68
121
913
124
1419
126
2023
129
2431
131
13
141
425
150
89
160
1014
166
1517
171
1820
174
2125
177
124
186
813
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1419
194
2021
204
2224
208
126
218
816
228
1724
236
2526
242
TEN GENERATIONS 5132
246
ILLICIT RELATIONSHIPS 614
261
5929
272
117
311
1829
319
132
330
620
335
2132
343
132
349
1032
359
11727
369
1020
379
118
388
124
396
1316
404
1724
407
121
417
721
427
116
441
716
448
127
458
914
467
1522
475
2327
479
INDEXES
485
AUTHORS
489
SCRIPTURE REFERENCES
496
HEBREW WORDS
516
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Victor P. Hamilton (PhD, Brandeis University) was professor of Bible and theology at Asbury College in Wilmore, Kentucky, for more than thirty years. He is the author of a two-volume commentary on Genesis and Handbook on the Pentateuch.

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