Item description for Commentary-Genesis 1-11:26 (New American Commentary) by Kenneth Mathews...
Overview This commentary is an "exegetical and theological exposition of the Holy Scripture" based upon the New International Version text. The New American Commentary assumes the inerrancy of Scripture. The introduction analyzes the literary structure of Genesis, the structure of the Pentateuch and its relationship to Genesis, the theology of Genesis, Genesis and ancient literature, and creation and contemporary interpretation. The main body of the book consists of a verse-by-verse anaysis and commentary on chapters 1-11:26. The author also includes 5 excursions: Translating 1:1-2, Interpreting the "Image of God", The Human Soul, The Origin of Civilization in Ancient Near East Mythology, and The Revelation of the Divine Name.
Publishers Description THE NEW AMERICAN COMMENTARY is for the minister or Bible student who wants to understand and expound the Scriptures. Notable features include: * commentary based on THE NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION; * the NIV text printed in the body of the commentary; * sound scholarly methodology that reflects capable research in the original languages; * interpretation that emphasizes the theological unity of each book and of Scripture as a whole; * readable and applicable exposition.
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Studio: Holman Reference
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.39" Width: 6.29" Height: 1.31" Weight: 1.9 lbs.
Release Date Jan 10, 1996
Publisher HOLMAN BIBLE PUBLISHING #48
Series New American Commentary
Series Number 1
ISBN 0805401016 ISBN13 9780805401011
Availability 0 units.
More About Kenneth Mathews
Kenneth Mathews (PhD, University of Michigan) is Professor of Divinity at Beeson Divinity School, Birming- ham, Alabama, where he has taught Old Testament Studies and Biblical Interpretation for twenty years. Mathews's major publications include the original publication of a Dead Sea Scroll, "The Leviticus Scroll", a two- volume commentary on the book ofGenesis, and a preaching commentary on Leviticus. He is currently under- taking a commentary on Joshua.
Reviews - What do customers think about Commentary-Genesis 1-11:26 (New American Commentary)?
Excellent Commentary for Layperson or Pastor Sep 23, 2005
As a former doctoral student of Kenneth Mathews, I have come to appreciate his faith and his scholarly approach to scripture. This comes through in the New American Commentary: Genesis 1 - 11:26. It is a thoroughly researched, in-depth approach to this portion of scripture, yet written in a highly understandable manner. This commentary deserves to be on the desks of pastors and laypeople alike. Be sure to also pick up his second volume on Genesis (also in the NAC series) which is now available.
Let there be light for this commentary! Jun 11, 2001
This commentary is less technical than some other commentaries, such as by Wenham's Genesis, but this commentary by Mathews is better on essential issues in Genesis 1-11 than other commentaries and has enough exegesis not to leave the reader wanting. Despite a few weaknesses, which includes wavering on the days of creation, this commentary may be the best contemporary, exegetical commentary on the opening chapters of Genesis. Although part 2 is not yet published when this review was written, get James Boice's Genesis commentary for an excellent companion to this volume for the second half of Genesis.
Thorough and Evangelical Feb 12, 2000
Mathews presentation focuses well on the messages behind the narratives of Genesis. Presenting various alternatives for interpretation, he defends his evangelical positions with well reasoned and scholarly research. And he is right on the mark when he states that one's handling of Genesis lays the foundation for the "whole of canonical Scriptures." He ties the work of Genesis together with the various "accounts" or generations mentioned throughout the text. This handle works well in presenting Genesis 1-11 as the prelude to the birth of Israel's understanding of her covenant relationship with God. From Adam to Abraham, God is involved in a dynamic relationship of both grace and mercy. My only regret is that I'm still waiting for the second volume!