Item description for The Book of Genesis (New International Commentary on the Old Testament Series) 18-50 by Victor P. Hamilton...
Overview Solid textual exposition from an Old Testament scholar! In this volume, Hamilton expounds Genesis 18-50 verse by verse and provides linguistic, literary, and theological commentary of its overarching theme---Yahweh's faithfulness to his promised word and his covenant with those who were chosen to receive it. This evangelical, up-to-date, and thorough work features a comprehensive introduction, copious footnotes, and references to the New Testament writers' interpretations of Genesis.
Publishers Description In the Old Testament we read God's word as it was spoken to his people Israel. Today, thousands of years later, we hear in these thirty-nine books his inspired and authoritative message for us. These twin convictions, shared by all of the contributors to The New International Commentary on the Old Testament, define the goal of this ambitious series of commentaries. For those many modern readers who find the Old Testament to be strange and foreign soil, the NICOT series serves as an authoritative guide bridging the cultural gap between today's world and the world of ancient Israel. Each NICOT volume aims to help us hear God's word as clearly as possible.Scholars, pastors, and serious Bible students will welcome the fresh light that this commentary series casts on ancient yet familiar biblical texts. The contributors apply their proven scholarly expertise and wide experience as teachers to illumine our understanding of the Old Testament. As gifted writers, they present the results of the best recent research in an interesting manner.Each commentary opens with an introduction to the biblical book, looking especially at questions concerning its background, authorship, date, purpose, structure, and theology. A select bibliography also points readers to resources for their own study. The author's own translation from the original Hebrew forms the basis of the commentary proper. Verse-by-verse comments nicely balance in-depth discussions of technical matters -- textual criticism, critical problems, and so on -- with exposition of the biblical writer's theology and its implications for the life of faith today.
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Studio: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.3" Width: 6.5" Height: 2.2" Weight: 2.9 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 1995
Publisher Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Series New International Commentary On
ISBN 0802823092 ISBN13 9780802823090
Availability 0 units.
More About Victor P. Hamilton
Victor P. Hamilton (PhD, Brandeis University), now retired, was professor of Bible and theology at Asbury University for more than thirty-five years. He is the author of major commentaries on Genesis and Exodus as well as "Handbook on the Historical Books."
Reviews - What do customers think about The Book of Genesis (New International Commentary on the Old Testament Series) 18-50?
The best commentary to get on the book of Genesis Dec 20, 2001
This is a really good two volume commentary on Genesis. I like it better than Gordon Wenham's two volume work for several reasons: 1) It is easier to read. 2) There are many points where Hamilton focus on applying the text to the New Testament and to the practical Christian life, 3) you don't have to have a knowledge of hebrew to access this mammoth work. So if you're doing a Bible study on Genesis or if you're preaching through it, then this is the top of the line.