Genesis 1-11: a commentary
This first volume covers the primeval story, Genesis 1-11. These chapters are the biblical entrance antiphon, and have a significance for the Bible as a whole which can only be fully appreciated when the words 'in the beginning' are allowed their proper resonance. What emerges is that the beginning of the Bible is concerned not just with Creation and Fall: Genesis 1-11 forms a whole in which each individual section has its own contribution to make to the unity. The book offers an extensive introduction to the social and religious setting of the period, and each unit features: rich bibliography: a new translation with linguistic notes: analysis of form and setting: verse-by-verse commentary: word studies and short essays on particular themes: theological assessment.
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Very good commentary!User Review - Christianbook.com
This commentary by Claus Westermann on Genesis 1-11 is one of the most detailed exegetical commentaries ever, indeed, the whole three volumes on Genesis are something to behold. This commentary should serve as the foundation for research into Genesis 1-11.
Review: Genesis 1-11: A Continental CommentaryUser Review - Greg - Goodreads
This is a translation of one of the most important commentaries on Genesis. It is extremely detailed and not an easy read. I would give it 5 stars, but the structure of the book makes it hard to use, with information on a given pericope spread out and interrupted by excursuses. Read full review
The Narrative Sections of Gen 111
Creation and Beginning
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