Genesis (Two Horizons Old Testament Commentary) (Paperback)
James McKeown
In this commentary James McKeown treats Genesis both as a book of beginnings and as a foundational sourcebook for biblical theology. He begins with exegesis of the Hebrew text, highlighting the recurrence of key words, phrases, and themes throughout the book. He draws attention to passages particularly pertinent to earlier readers either facing or returning from exile, offering a historical context outside a solely Christian hermeneutic.

The second half of the book unpacks the numerous theological horizons of Genesis — main unifying themes (descendants, blessing, land); key theological teachings of Genesis (creation, fall, character and image of God, life of faith); and the contribution of Genesis to theology today, including its impact on science, ecology, and feminist theology. All in all, McKeown’s Genesis provides a solid examination of a scriptural book that reflects the struggles and hopes of its readers — ancient and modern — and offers encouragement for their walk with God.

ISBN: 9780802827050
Catalogue code: N/A
Publisher: WM B EERDMANS PUB CO - published 15/03/2008
Format: Paperback