Description : By using recent developments in literary theory, W. Lee Humphreys uses Genesis to show how God functions as a character in the Genesis narrative. Very creatively, Humphreys explores the coherence and consistency of God as a character, the way in which God's character changes and develops throughout the narrative, and how giving attention to the character of God enriches our experience of reading Genesis.
Description : Introduction to Genesis -- Commentary on Genesis -- Theological horizons of Genesis -- Theological message of the Book -- Main unifying themes -- Descendants -- Blessing -- Land -- Key theological teaching of Genesis -- The theology of land -- The doctrine of creation -- Creatio ex nihilo -- The fall -- The character of God -- The image of God -- The life of faith -- Genesis and theology today -- Genesis and science -- Mission -- Ecology -- Feminist approaches -- Genesis and biblical theology -- Genesis in canonical context -- Genesis in the Historical Books -- Wisdom literature -- Thematic continuity in the Prophets -- New Testament -- Conclusion.
Description : Dive into the first 11 chapters of Genesis by following three critical stages of understanding: comprehension, interpretation, and application. Teaching videos are key to the understanding of this study. Revisit familiar stories, challenge your basic knowledge, and discover deeper meanings in the text. As God reveals Himself through Scripture, we can only begin to understand ourselves when we first glimpse the character, attributes, and promises of our Creator. (10 sessions)
Description : Do you struggle to know and follow God's call for you in the world? In this twenty-six session LifeGuide® Bible Study on Genesis, tells us that even the giants of faith—Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Joseph—struggled to obey their Creator. But Genesis also reveals the amazing truth that the God who called a world and a nation into being also calls each of us to serve him.
Description : In popular culture, the Bible is generally associated with films: The Passion of the Christ, The Ten Commandments, Jesus of Montreal, and many others. Less attention has been given to the relationship between the Bible and other popular media such as hip-hop, reggae, rock, and country and western music; popular and graphic novels; animated television series; and apocalyptic fantasy. This collection of essays explores a range of media and the way the Bible features in them, applying various hermeneutical approaches, engaging with critical theory, and providing conceptual resources and examples of how the Bible reads popular culture—and how popular culture reads the Bible. This useful resource will be of interest for both biblical and cultural studies. The contributors are Elaine M. Wainwright, Michael Gilmour, Mark McEntire, Dan W. Clanton Jr., Philip Culbertson, Jim Perkinson, Noel Leo Erskine, Tex Sample, Roland Boer, Terry Ray Clark, Steve Taylor, Tina Pippin, Laura Copier, Jaap Kooijman, Caroline Vander Stichele, and Erin Runions.
Description : The central thesis underlying this study of Genesis is that the God who is revealed as a character in Genesis is always a savior. In Genesis, David Cotter, OSB, helps readers discern a structure in the book whereby the least and the weakest are the object of God's saving help. Genesis begins with an introduction to the methodology that is used throughout the book. The introductory essay deals with the theory of Hebrew narrative and the challenges posed to biblical exegesis by contemporary literary theory. The theme of the commentary itself is that the God who is revealed as a character in Genesis is always a savior. This is true in the Stories About Beginnings (Genesis 1-11) and the Stories About the Troubled Family Chosen for Blessing (Genesis 12-50). The Egyptian slave Hagar, not Abraham, is read as the central figure of the family's first generation and Tamar, the cast-off daughter-in-law as the moral center of the fourth generation. God is savior above al for those whose need is greatest. Chapters in Part One - Stories About Beginnings: Genesis 1-11 are The Story of the Creation of al That Is: Genesis1:1-2:3," *The Story of the Creation of Man and Woman, the Paradise in Which They Lived and Which They Chose to Lose. And the Sin That Ensued: Genesis 2-3:4, - *The Story of the Great Flood and the Covenant that Ensued: Genesis 6-9, - and *The Story about Babel: Genesis 11:1-9. - Chapters in Part Two - Stories About the Troubled Family Chosen for Blessing: Genesis 12-50 are *In the Time of the First Generation: Genesis 12-25, - *In the Time of the Second Generation: Genesis 25-28, - *In the Time of the Third Generation: Genesis 28-36, - and *In the Time of the Fourth Generation: Genesis 37-50. - David W. Cotter, OSB, STD, is general editor of the Berit Olam: Studies in Hebrew Narrative and Poetry series, published by The Liturgical Press. "
Description : Alexander Whyte's well researched collection of Bible biographies has been of indispensible use to pastors, study group leaders and students of the scriptures for over 100 years. It is the most comprehensive and most well respected source of material for understanding the characters involved in the events of the Bible ever published. This is indeed the best exposition on Biblical characters ever written! Alexander Whyte reveals insights into the lives of the people of the Bible that casual readers might never find. Then he powerfully applies truths revealed in such a way that the reader is left spiritually convicted and seeking God's mercy. The complete edition contains nearly 150 in depth character studies from Genesis to Revelation. This edition is completely linked with a working table of contents for ease of navigation and study. This is the ULTIMATE Bible character study e-book! Through the scriptures you meet the people of the Bible. But through Alexander Whyte you will come to know them better. Next to the Bible, you will find Bible Characters the greatest help in understanding the men and women in God's Word. Whyte writes brief biographies faithful to the Biblical text. Without stretching the truth, he stretches our minds to embrace the character of the individuals revealed there. He is never superficial. He writes like a modern newspaperman in terms of human interest and deep insight. Its just as though he had interviewed an individual and returned to the newspaper office to write up the feature! The reader of these works will not be disappointed as they will walk away with a deeper and greater understanding of those men and women God used in his Word as examples for us all.
Description : Continuing a Gold Medallion Award-winning legacy, this completely revised edition of The Expositor’s Bible Commentary series puts world-class biblical scholarship in your hands. Based on the original twelve-volume set that has become a staple in college and seminary libraries and pastors’ studies worldwide, this new thirteen-volume edition marshals the most current evangelical scholarship and resources.The thoroughly revised features consist of:• Comprehensive introductions• Short and precise bibliographies• Detailed outlines• Insightful expositions of passages and verses• Overviews of sections of Scripture to illuminate the big picture• Occasional reflections to give more detail on important issues• Notes on textual questions and special problems, placed close to the texts in question• Transliterations and translations of Hebrew and Greek words, enabling readers to understand even the more technical notes• A balanced and respectful approach toward marked differences of opinion
Description : Dive into the first 11 chapters of Genesis by following three critical stages of understanding: comprehension, interpretation, and application. Revisit familiar stories, challenge your basic knowledge, and discover deeper meanings in the text. As God reveals Himself through Scripture, we can only begin to understand ourselves when we first glimpse the character, attributes, and promises of our Creator. (11 sessions)