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Genesis Thru Numbers: Where Do We Come From? (QuickNotes Simplified Bible Commentary #1) [Paperback]

By III Tremper Longman (Editor), Robert Deffinbaugh (Editor) & Keith Krell (Editor)
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Here's an accessible reference that aids personal Bible study or Sunday school preparation. The sixth volume to release covers Genesis through Numbers.

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Here's an accessible reference that aids personal Bible study or Sunday school preparation-the QuickNotes Simplified Bible Commentary, designed for the everyday Christian, not the scholar. The sixth volume to release in the 12-volume set covers Genesis through Numbers, and gives you section-by-section commentary on the flow and theme of each book, as well as historical and literary context for each. Major interpretations are presented for controversial passages and topics. Puzzling passages and Bible practices are explained, and charts and diagrams further aid your understanding. "Take Home" segments provide a practical application for each passage.

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Studio: Barbour Books
Pages   236
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 5" Height: 8.25"
Weight:   0.58 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Feb 1, 2009
Publisher   Barbour Books
Series  QuickNotes Simplified Bible Commentary  
Series Number  1  
ISBN  1597897671  
ISBN13  9781597897679  

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More About III Tremper Longman, Robert Deffinbaugh & Keith Krell

Tremper Longman, III Tremper Longman, III is an Old Testament scholar, theologian, professor and author of several books, including 2009 ECPA Christian Book Award winner Dictionary of the Old Testament: Wisdom, Poetry & Writings

Tremper Longman III (PhD, Yale University) is the Robert H. Gundry Professor of Biblical Studies at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California. Before coming to Westmont, he taught at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia for eighteen years. He has authored or coauthored numerous books, including An Introduction to the Old Testament, How to Read Proverbs, and commentaries on Daniel, Ecclesiastes, Proverbs, Jeremiah and Lamentations, and Song of Songs.

Tremper Longman has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Gospel According to the Old Testament
  2. Layman's Bible Book Commentary
  3. New International Commentary on the Old Testament
  4. Quicknotes: Simplified Bible Commentary

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Bible Study Helper  Aug 15, 2009
Can a commentary really cover Genesis through Numbers in 240 pages? I confess I was a little skeptical when I began reading, but I was genuinely surprised to see that the author/editor was able to accomplish just that.

Good organization of the chapters seems to be the key to the success of this book. Each section has a Set-up (intent), Critical Observations (questions what or why), Demystifying (definitions and explanations), and Take it Home (applications). I appreciated the detailed maps throughout the lessons and the easy to read text boxes that makes the information attention-grabbing.

I especially enjoyed the section on Jacob's Blessing, described as a theatrical play in 5 scenes, though the scenes are broken down differently by different commentators. Act One: Isaac Asks Esau for a meal, Act Two: Rebekah's Scheme, Act Three: Jacob's Esau Imitation, Act Four: Esau's Horror and Revenge, and Act Five: Jacob's Departure. The commentary puts each act in focus with the consequences of the characters actions.

I also found the use of different versions of the Bible helpful in making sense of difficult passages. Genesis Through Numbers Quick Notes Bible Commentary will complement your Bible study with observations that will enrich your learning experience.
Good for quick references  Feb 5, 2009
This commentary covers Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, and Numbers. It breaks each book into sections and identifies the location and length of time taken for each event. The meaning of the Hebrew words are sometimes examined in-depth so that the reader can accurately understand how Hebrew readers would have understood the words and verses. The commentary also briefly covers the different prevailing views of various verses. The commentators tend to lean toward the plain reading of the verses, but they rarely take a definitive stand.

The text occasionally notes relevant archeological information, and maps and charts are included. Overall, I'd say that "Genesis through Numbers" is a good, basic commentary.

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