Commentaries On Genesis 1 3

Author by : Severian of Gabala,
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Description : The church fathers displayed considerable interest in the early chapters of Genesis, and often wrote detailed commentaries or preached series of homilies on the Hexameron--the Six Days of Creation. This volume of Ancient Christian Texts offers a first-time English translation of Severian of Gabala's In cosmogoniam and a fresh translation of a portion of Bede the Venerable's Libri quatuor in principium Genesis.


In The Beginning Commentary On Genesis 1 3

Author by : James E. Smith, Ph.D.
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Description : A verse-by-verse commentary on the first three chapters of the Old Testament Book of Genesis.


Genesis 1 15 Volume 1

Author by : Gordon John Wenham
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Publisher by : Zondervan Academic
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Description : The Word Biblical Commentary delivers the best in biblical scholarship, from the leading scholars of our day who share a commitment to Scripture as divine revelation. This series emphasizes a thorough analysis of textual, linguistic, structural, and theological evidence. The result is judicious and balanced insight into the meanings of the text in the framework of biblical theology. These widely acclaimed commentaries serve as exceptional resources for the professional theologian and instructor, the seminary or university student, the working minister, and everyone concerned with building theological understanding from a solid base of biblical scholarship. Overview of Commentary Organization Introduction—covers issues pertaining to the whole book, including context, date, authorship, composition, interpretive issues, purpose, and theology. Each section of the commentary includes: Pericope Bibliography—a helpful resource containing the most important works that pertain to each particular pericope. Translation—the author’s own translation of the biblical text, reflecting the end result of exegesis and attending to Hebrew and Greek idiomatic usage of words, phrases, and tenses, yet in reasonably good English. Notes—the author’s notes to the translation that address any textual variants, grammatical forms, syntactical constructions, basic meanings of words, and problems of translation. Form/Structure/Setting—a discussion of redaction, genre, sources, and tradition as they concern the origin of the pericope, its canonical form, and its relation to the biblical and extra-biblical contexts in order to illuminate the structure and character of the pericope. Rhetorical or compositional features important to understanding the passage are also introduced here. Comment—verse-by-verse interpretation of the text and dialogue with other interpreters, engaging with current opinion and scholarly research. Explanation—brings together all the results of the discussion in previous sections to expose the meaning and intention of the text at several levels: (1) within the context of the book itself; (2) its meaning in the OT or NT; (3) its place in the entire canon; (4) theological relevance to broader OT or NT issues. General Bibliography—occurring at the end of each volume, this extensive bibliography contains all sources used anywhere in the commentary.


Foundations Of The Gospel

Author by : Kuldip Singh Gangar
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Description : "Defends a literal reading of the first three chapters of Genesis"--


Commentary On Genesis 1 3

Author by : Cornelius Lapide
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Description : The translation and publication of the great scholar Cornelius a Lapide's commentary on the first three chapters of the Book of Genesis is the latest in a series of on-going efforts by the Kolbe Center for the Study of Creation to demonstrate that the literal historical interpretation of Genesis enjoys the support, not only of all of the Apostles, Fathers and Doctors of the Church, but of the greatest Catholic exegetes of the last 500 years. As the biographical sketch of Lapide below demonstrates, he was an exegete in the tradition of the Fathers of the Church who combined exceptional learning with great sanctity. His interpretation of the first three chapters of Genesis draws upon three thousand years of Hebrew and Catholic exegesis, revealing an intimate knowledge of all of the major commentaries on the Bible of the Latin and Greek Fathers and Doctors. This magnificent work ought to destroy once and for all the absurd claim that protestant fundamentalist innovators invented the literal historical interpretation of Genesis 1.


Genesis 1 11 26

Author by : K. A. Mathews
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Description : One in an ongoing series of esteemed and popular Bible commentary volumes based on the New International Version text.


The Book Of Genesis Chapters 1 17

Author by : Victor P. Hamilton
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Description : Hamilton's study on the first 17 chapters of the Book of Genesis is part of The New International Commentary on the Old Testament. Like its companion series on the New Testament, this commentary devotes consideable care to achieving a balance between technical information and homiletic-devotional interpretation.


Genesis

Author by : James Montgomery Boice
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Description : A newly repackaged edition of a classic commentary from James Montgomery Boice. The first of three volumes, Creation and Fall discusses the first eleven chapters on the book of Genesis.


Augustine S Changing Interpretations Of Genesis 1 3

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Description : This book investigates and compares Augustines two commentaries on the opening chapters of Genesis. It describes how Augustines exegesis of Genesis 1-3 progressed in the two commentaries.


Creation Fall And The Hope Of Redemption

Author by : Bill Randles
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Description : Creation, Fall and Redemption is a verse-by-verse commentary of the foundational book of the Bible, Genesis 111. Pastor Bill takes the reader through a devotional and informative tour of the Creation, fall of man, Cain and Abel, the creation of the first city, the development of civilization, the conditions leading to the flood, and the Tower of Babel, and the division of humanity. This book shows us that not only are the early chapters of Genesis about our beginnings but they also foreshadow the end times and final judgments of the Lord upon this earth. But the book is also a testament to the salvation of God, right from the beginning, through the seed of the woman promise, which is the key to unlocking all of the Book of Genesis.


The Message Of Genesis 1 11

Author by : David J. Atkinson
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Description : This exposition of Genesis 1-11 by David Atkinson is part of The Bible Speaks Today Series, edited by J.A. Motyar and John R.W. Stott.


Scientific Commentaries On Genesis

Author by : Robson Rodovalho
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Description : An amazing book that will leave the reader uneasy and surprised by the synergy between the biblical text and modern science. In this work, Bishop Robson Rodovalho and Professor Gerald Schroeder take a fantastic journey into the unknown, taking a scientific look at the text of the Holy Scriptures and bringing new insights that may surprise readers who are used to traditional biblical translations. In an extensive work, the authors guided their study in the translation of the Bible in ancient Hebrew, drawing a parallel with modern cosmology and the most recent experiments in Quantum Physics. The authors argue that, although the Bible is not a scientific manual, it does contain statements with scientific implications. They cite as examples the creation of the Universe, the origin and development of life. For this very reason, in this work, they argue that contrary to what many people think, there is no need for a dichotomy between Science and the Bible. for the authors, the original biblical texts are consistent with scientific points of view and with the discoveries of modern physics, cosmology, biology, anthropology, geology, history, chemistry, mathematics, sociology and neurology.


Creation Un Creation Re Creation

Author by : Joseph Blenkinsopp
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Description : A new commentary volume looking at the theological and literary motivations of Genesis 1-11.


Commentary On Genesis 1 1 11 26

Author by : D.J. Letscher
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Description : As no part of the Bible is to be considered more important than any other part and there are no words of Scripture that we can do without, the words of Genesis 1:1""11:26 are not considered any more or less important or noteworthy than another set of eleven chapters randomly found in Scripture. These eleven chapters do, however, form the beginning of God's word to us and we are presented with history on a universal scale. In my opinion, it is the most sensible place to begin learning about our heavenly Father and about His eternal plan. This approach will give a Bible student the fundamental knowledge that is essential to understanding all remaining Scripture. This commentary will cover topics such as: 1. The Creation of the Heaven and the Earth by God in Eternity Past (Gen. 1:1) and the Ruin in which they Ended (Gen. 1:2). 2. The Six Days of Creation in Time Present (Gen. 1:2""31), Including the (Sixth Day) Creation of all "mankind," both "male and female" (Gen. 1:27), and the Blessing by God of the Seventh Day (Gen. 2:1""3). 3. The Generations of the Heavens and of the Earth (Gen. 2:4-4:26). 4. The (Sixth Day) Formation of Adam (Gen. 2:7), the Creation of Eve (Gen. 2:22), and Their Stay in the Garden of Eden (2:8-25). 5. The Beguiling of Adam and Eve by Satan (Gen. 3:1-7); the Punishment Determined by God upon Satan, Eve, and Adam (Gen. 3:8-24). 6. The Promise of a Savior (Gen. 3:15). 7. The Birth of Cain and Abel; the Murder of Abel by Cain, and the Lineage of Cain (Gen. 4:1-24). 8. The Lineage of Adam and the Antediluvian, or Pre-Flood, Patriarchs (Gen. 5:1-31). 9. The Fallen Angels and their Progeny; the Giants (Gen. 6:1-7). 10. Grace found only in Noah (Gen. 6:8). 11. The Pedigree of Noah; the Ark, and the Flood (Gen. 6:9-9:29). 12. The Generations of the Sons of Noah (Gen. 10:1-31). 13. Nimrod and the Tower of Babel (Gen. 11:1-9). 14. The Generations of Shem (Gen. 11:10-26). In addition, below each verse of the eleven chapters covered selected words will be highlighted and both the equivalent Hebrew translation of the word, as well as its definition will be given. *Definitions given are from The New Strong's Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible


Genesis 1 11

Author by : Claus Westermann
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Description : "Westermann's commentary has the merit of taking a definite stand in the hermeneutical debate. In the tradition of Gunkel, it takes full advantage of the methods of form criticism and of the phenomenological study of religion. Again and again Westermann opens up dimensions of meaning which are not only relevant for theology but for human existence in the modern world."-- Bernhard W. AndersonJournal of Biblical Literature


Commentaries On Genesis 1 3

Author by : Michael Glerup
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Description : The church fathers displayed considerable interest in the early chapters of Genesis, and often wrote detailed commentaries or preached series of homilies on the Hexameron--the Six Days of Creation--among them Eustathius of Antioch, Basil the Great, Gregory of Nyssa, Theodore of Mopsuestia, Ambrose, John Chrysostom and Augustine. This volume of Ancient Christian Texts offers a first-time English translation of Severian of Gabala's In cosmogoniam and a fresh translation of a portion of Bede the Venerable's Libri quatuor in principium Genesis. Severian, bishop of Gabala in Syria, who early on was a friend of John Chrysostom, later turned against him and opposed him at the Synod of Oak in 403. Though displaying his own strengths, weaknesses and idiosyncrasies, Severian still represents the so-called Antiochene school with its preference for literal over allegorical interpretation of texts. The text derives from the six homilies found in Migne's Patrologia graeca, volume 56, together with a seventh homily found only in the 1613 Eton edition of John Chrysostom's works, edited by Henry Savile, and falsely attributed to Chrysostom. --From publisher's description.


Genesis 1 4

Author by : C. John Collins
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Description : Much controversy surrounds the opening chapters of Genesis. They are front-loaded with all manner of vital topics--such as God's work of creating the world and mankind; what it means to be human; why our present experience is so different from what we find in Genesis 2; how we come to know God and to be sure of his love. Collins employs a literary-theological method informed by contemporary discourse analysis in order to read passages as coherent wholes. He shows how later biblical and inter-testamental writers have used Genesis 1-4 and reflects on how these chapters shape a Christian worldview today.


Genesis

Author by : Derek Kidner
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Description : Wacky and ridiculous belief systems abound. Members of the Heaven’s Gate suicide cult believed they were taking a ride to heaven on board a UFO. Muslim suicide bombers expect to be greeted after death by 72 heavenly virgins. And many fundamentalist Christians insist the entire universe is just 6,000 years old. Of course it’s not only cults and religions that promote bizarre beliefs. Significant numbers of people believe that aliens built the pyramids, that the Holocaust never happened, and that the World Trade Center was brought down by the US government. How do such ridiculous views succeed in entrenching themselves in the minds of sane, intelligent, college-educated people and turn them into the willing slaves of claptrap? How, in particular, do the true believers manage to convince themselves that they are the rational, reasonable ones and that everyone else is deluded? This book identifies eight key mechanisms that can transform a set of ideas into a psychological flytrap. The author suggests that, like the black holes of outer space, from which nothing, not even light, can escape, our contemporary cultural landscape contains numerous intellectual black-holes—belief systems constructed in such a way that unwary passers-by can similarly find themselves drawn in. While such self-sealing bubbles of belief will most easily trap the gullible or poorly educated, even the most intelligent and educated of us are potentially vulnerable. Some of the world’s greatest thinkers have fallen in, never to escape. This witty, insightful critique will help immunize readers against the wiles of cultists, religious and political zealots, conspiracy theorists, promoters of flaky alternative medicines, and various other nutcases by clearly setting out the tricks of the trade by which such insidious belief systems are created and maintained.


Commentary On Genesis Volume 1

Author by : Steven Waldron
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Description : In this Verse by Verse Bible Commentary, Steve Waldron explores the straightforward meaning of the Book of Genesis. Topics that are discussed are: 1) Are the six days in Genesis 1 literal days? 2) Was there a Pre-Adamite World and a satanic flood? 3) Who are the sons of God in Genesis 6? 4) Did fallen angels marry women? 5) Who are the giants mentioned in Genesis 6 (Nephillim)? 6) Were Dinosaurs in the Garden of Eden and the Ark of Noah? 7) How big was the Ark of Noah? 8) What was Cain's Curse? 9) Did serpents really used to walk on two legs? 10) Are there two different creation accounts in Genesis 1 and 2? 11) Did the Israelites really believe there was a dome above the earth with sluices for watering the earth? 12) Was the fruit in the Garden of Eden an apple? 13) Did Adam and Eve have children before they fell? 14) Where did Cain get his wife? 15) Was the earth really created on October 23rd 4004 BC at midnight in the Garden of Eden? These, and many other fascinating questions are all answered in this book.


The Kabbalistic Mirror Of Genesis

Author by : David Chaim Smith
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Description : A bold line-by-line reexamination of the first 3 chapters of Genesis that reveals the essential nature of mind and creativity • Deconstructs each line of Genesis chapters 1-3 with esoteric methods derived from the oral teachings of the Kabbalah • Reveals the sefirot, the Tree of Life, as the Divine blueprint of the creative process • Explains how Genesis reveals the Divinity of mind and consciousness Hidden within the first three chapters of Genesis rests one of the greatest jewels of Western mystical literature. For millennia religious literalism has dominated our understanding of the Bible, imprisoning its subtle inner wisdom within the most coarse and superficial aspects of the narrative. Generations have been led to believe that Genesis 1-3 is only a primitive proto-cosmic history, a mythological explanation of the human moral disposition, a religious fairy tale. But by accepting the text as pure kabbalistic metaphor, the mystical content of Genesis springs forth, revealing the Divine nature of creativity as well as a new understanding of the human mind. Deconstructing each line of Genesis 1-3 with esoteric methods derived from the oral teachings of the Kabbalah, David Chaim Smith reveals how the ten sefirot, collectively known as the Tree of Life, are not simply a linear hierarchy. They are a unified interdependent whole with ten interactive functions, forming the template through which creative diversity manifests. Through acts of creation and creativity, the mind expresses its Divine nature. Through our Divine creative power, we are able to touch upon Ain Sof (the infinite), the lifeblood of all creative expression. Smith’s line-by-line examination of Genesis 1-3 reveals a complete model not only of Divine creativity but also of the predicament of the human mind, of the Divine nature of consciousness as well as our inability to recognize the mind’s Divinity. With this new interpretation, which removes the concept of a Creator God, we are able to transcend the contrasting notions of “being” and “non-being” at the heart of conventional habits of perception and awaken a new mystical understanding of Unity and the fathomless depth of Divinity.


Commentary On Genesis

Author by : Didymus the Blind
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Genesis

Author by : Bill T. Arnold
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Description : This commentary is an innovative interpretation of one of the most profound texts of world literature: the book of Genesis. The first book of the Bible has been studied, debated, and expounded as much as any text in history, yet because it addresses the weightiest questions of life and faith, it continues to demand our attention. The author of this new commentary combines older critical approaches with the latest rhetorical methodologies to yield fresh interpretations accessible to scholars, clergy, teachers, seminarians, and interested laypeople. It explains important concepts and terms as expressed in the Hebrew original so that both people who know Hebrew and those who do not will be able to follow the discussion. "Closer Look" sections examine Genesis in the context of cultures of the Ancient Near East. "Bridging the Horizons" sections enable the reader to see the enduring relevance of the book in the twenty-first century.


So Noted

Author by : Dr. Henry Morris
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Description : So Noted is a Bible commentary of Dr. Morris’ notes focusing on the Book of Genesis. Dr. Henry Morris’ commentaries for the Bible are among the most respected in the field. His God-honoring, conservative notes affirm a literal translation of the Bible by explaining difficult passages, pointing to evidence of its inerrancy, and resolving apparent contradictions. Strengthen your faith and understanding of the BibleFeatures all 600 of Dr. Morris’s notes for GenesisIncludes the King James Version text of Genesis This special presentation of Dr. Morris’ notes for Genesis delivers profound theological, scientific, linguistic, and historic insight into Creation, the Flood, the Patriarchs, and more. From Adam to Joseph, you will see the first book of the Bible in an entirely new light after reading these profound notes. In addition to the text of Genesis and Dr. Morris’ commentary, the book also features five appendices that expand on related topics, such as Creation and the Flood.


A Garden To Play

Author by : Joshua Elzner
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Description : This book is a collection of verse-by-verse reflections on the first three chapters of Genesis, delving deeply into God's loving intentions in creating the whole universe out of the abundance of his goodness, and in particular creating man and woman as the apex of his creative work. In the image and likeness of God, they are called to intimacy with one another and with him, an intimacy that is gratuitously beautiful and desirable for its own sake, and which also allows God's own light and beauty to pour forth freely into the creation and to take the whole world, in the love of man and woman, into the inner life of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, which is the Origin and Consummation of all things.


Adam As Israel

Author by : Seth D Postell
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Description : Postell contends that the opening chapters of the Bible, when interpreted as a strategic literary introduction to the Torah and to the Tanakh, intentionally foreshadows Israel's failure to keep the Sinai Covenant and their consequent exile from the Promised Land, in order to point the reader to a future work of God. Postell highlights numerous intentional links between the story of Adam and the story of Israel and, in the process, explains numerous otherwise perplexing features of the Eden story. Postell employs a wealth of theologies to support his argument including those of Nicholas of Lyra, John Calvin, Wellhausen, Johannes Coccejus and Matthew Poole; successfully breathing new life into the wealth of exegeses.


A Shorter Commentary On Genesis

Author by : Leon J. Wood
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What The Bible Actually Teaches On Women

Author by : Kevin Giles
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Description : Kevin Giles has been writing on women in the Bible for over forty years. In this book, What the Bible Actually Teaches on Women, he gives the most comprehensive account to date of the competing conclusions to this question and the issues surrounding it. To understand the bitter and divisive debate among evangelicals over the status and ministry of women, it needs to be understood that those who since 1990 have called themselves “complementarians” argue that in creation before the fall God set the man over the woman. Thus, the leadership of the man and the subordination of the woman in the home, the church, and wherever possible in the world (the whole creation) is the God-given ideal that is pleasing to God. It is this “theology” that Kevin Giles deconstructs and shows to be without a biblical foundation. Giles shows that he is fully conversant with the complementarian position and yet is unpersuaded by it. He sees it as an appeal to the Bible to preserve male privilege, similar to the appeals to the Bible to validate slavery and Apartheid; appeals to the Bible made by some of the best Reformed and evangelical biblical scholars, and now seen to be special pleading. Carefully studying the limited number of texts on which complementarians predicate their theology of the sexes, Giles finds not one of them actually teaches what complementarians claim. Furthermore, complementarians too often ignore the texts that are very difficult for them. In this book the ordination of women gets only passing mention. The constant focus is on whether or not the Bible subordinates women to men as an abiding theological principle.


Jewish Concepts Of Scripture

Author by : Benjamin D. Sommer
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Description : What do Jews think scripture is? How do the People of the Book conceive of the Book of Books? In what ways is it authoritative? Who has the right to interpret it? Is it divinely or humanly written? And have Jews always thought about the Bible in the same way? In seventeen cohesive and rigorously researched essays, this volume traces the way some of the most important Jewish thinkers throughout history have addressed these questions from the rabbinic era through the medieval Islamic world to modern Jewish scholarship. They address why different Jewish thinkers, writers, and communities have turned to the Bible—and what they expect to get from it. Ultimately, argues editor Benjamin D. Sommer, in understanding the ways Jews construct scripture, we begin to understand the ways Jews construct themselves.