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Genesis (Two Horizons Old Testament Commentary) Paperback – March 3, 2008
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It would be nice if more biblical scholars made the effort to stress the theological dimensions of the text in their commentaries.
So I started asking my professors and doing some searching on my own. Eventually I stumbled across this commentary, read some very positive reviews (especially one by the Society of Biblical Literature), liked the inexpensive price, and picked it up.
It has been extremely helpful and incredibly beneficial so far. McKeown writes well and tackles all of the major issues in Genesis. While avoiding super technical issues, he does not gloss over the language, which I appreciate very much. When McKeown discusses the Hebrew, the Hebrew word or phrase is written out and also includes a transliteration. He draws the most important theological points out of a passage and gives great insights. The first half of the book is a clear and succinct, paragraph by paragraph commentary. The second half of the book is an immensely interesting series of essays and excursuses on important topics in Genesis and in Genesis studies, such as the relation of modern science to the Genesis narrative.
Until a comprehensive, technical commentary comes out in the Concordia, Apollos, or Hermeneia series, this one in the Two Horizons series will do very nicely when I must preach or teach from Genesis. It is a delight.