Best commentaries and books on genesis logos bible software. Matthew henry commentary on the whole bible concise the codensed onevolume classic commentary. This document has been generated from xsl extensible. The book of genesis new international commentary on the old. 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. 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. 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. Verse by verse commentary on the book of genesis the. Study genesis using matthew henry bible commentary complete to better understand scripture with full outline and verse meaning. Genesis 1 commentary matthew henrys complete commentary on.
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. 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. The beginning in the beginning god created the heavens and the earth. It was published by enduring word media and has a total of 275 pages in the book. 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. Study the bible online using commentary on genesis and more. Genesis with book summary versebyverse bible commentary. 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. The last division of genesis, chapters 1250, can be remembered by its four main characters. Excellent commentary on the book of genesis by an leading evangelical scholar who is a world expert on the pentateuch. 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.
I give this book 2 12 stars not because it is a bad book, but because it does not serve a purpose for me. As far as exodus to deuteronomy is concerned, moses was an eyewitness and partly even main character. Originally written in 1706, matthew henrys six volume complete commentary provides an exhaustive look at every verse in the bible. A commentary on the book of genesis by james gracey murphy. 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. As a distinct part it so naturally stands out as a unit that there can be no doubt that it was designed to. 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. There are a number of other helpful commentaries on the the book of genesis. The book of genesis new international commentary on the. You can find the best commentary on genesis for you using the tools on the right side. 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. Book of genesis matthew henry bible commentary complete. The title of this book is verse by verse commentary on the book of genesis the enduring word commentary series and it was written by david guzik. You do need this in your library, if youre going to teach on genesis.
The name universally used in english for this book is genesis. Genesis commentary commentary critical and explanatory on. Brueggemann is on point and ahead of the curve once again. Genesis 1 niv the beginning in the beginning god bible.
The book of genesis is foundational to the understanding of the rest of the bible. Cassutos book is several leaps and bounds above a typical genesis commentary. Only the writer of the book of genesis tells us about those things. The first division of the book, chapters 111, can be summarized by four major events.
I return to this reference ever so often for nuggets of information. 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. Also included is a glossary of terms, a list of names used in the text. Regarded as one of the reformations best interpreters of scripture, calvin is an apt commentator. 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. And god said, let there be light, and there was light. Bible study notes and comments on the old testament bo. Written in 1891 for the novice student of the bible, this. The creation of the light the first day, genesis 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. 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. 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. 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 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.
Modern commentaries on the book of genesis can be almost worthless. Genesis beginning, becoming is the book of beginnings. The jps bnai mitzvah torah commentary rabbi jeffrey k. Noah, the man that stayed alive after the flood, was a good man. It is difficult to imagine a less userfriendly layout than the word biblical commentary series. It serves as a foundation for the new testaments teaching that jesus is the fulfillment of gods promise to humankind. Read genesis commentary using commentary critical and explanatory on the whole bible. Hardback commentary which includes english text and ab. Genesis describes the creation of the world, the fall of the first men into sin and its consequences, but not.
The book of genesis new international commentary on the old testament series 117 hamilton, victor p. Nov 11, 1997 a commentary on the book of genesis book. But at least one uptodate, critical commentary on genesis should be on our shelves, and this is about the best. God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness. 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. A list of the best commentaries on genesis ranked by scholars. In this volume, john calvin provides an engaging commentary on the first 23 chapters of genesis. Its message is rich and complex, and listing its main elements gives a succinct outline of the biblical message as a whole. God separates the earth from the waters, and makes it fruitful. The series is uneven and occasionally goes overboard in literarysource criticism.
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. Nearly every student of the book of genesis agrees that it falls logically into two sections. The book of genesis new international commentary on the old testament series 117. In particular, he frequently offers his own translations of a passage, explaining the subtleties and nuances of his translation. In the hebrew bible the book constitutes the first part of the pentateuch. In this tyndale commentary, andrew steinmann offers a thorough exegetical commentary on genesis, including a reconstructed timeline of events from abrahams life. Dr pett is a careful scholar who carefully checks the accuracy of his material before using it to ensure that it is reliable. Among them are those by bruce waltke, derek kidner, nahum sarna, john e.
Commentary on the book of genesis by matthew henry. Commentary on the book of genesis by matthew henry old. Matthew henry 18 october 1662 22 june 1714 was an english commentator on the bible. Commentary on the book of genesis matthew henry 1662 1714 this is another commentary by matthew henry, well known for his commentaries on. Also included is a glossary of terms, a list of names used in the text, notes on source texts, a special topics. Chapters 1250 describe gods ever narrowing program of mans redemption. Genesis commentary commentary critical and explanatory. 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. It was developed by biblical scholar meredith kline. I actually dont find this commentary as technical as walton, collins, and sailhammer.
The aim of a commentary on the book of genesis, part 1. Cassutos works are sometimes difficult to track down. Salkin jewish publication society 2018 trade paperback. In the beginning, god created the heavens and the earth. 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.1192 113 1233 492 1450 239 189 428 181 1032 716 98 555 274 802 282 1455 1250 1406 985 778 366 1072 111 544 1134 88 352 307 888 526 1369 62 7 417 65 965 875 1397 832 741