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Genesis (Understanding the Bible Commentary Series) Paperback – August 1, 1995


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  • Series: Understanding the Bible Commentary Series (Book 1)
  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Baker Books; Reprint edition (August 1, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0801046513
  • ISBN-13: 978-0801046513
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.5 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,611,825 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Expert help for understanding the Bible

Each volume in the Understanding the Bible Commentary Series breaks down the barriers between the ancient and modern worlds so that the power and meaning of the biblical texts become transparent to contemporary readers. They present a careful section-by-section exposition of the biblical books with key terms and phrases highlighted and all Hebrew transliterated. Notes at the close of each chapter provide additional textual and technical comments for those who want to dig deeper. A bibliography as well as Scripture and subject indexes are also included. Pastors, students, and Bible teachers will find in this series a commitment to accessibility without sacrificing serious scholarship.

Genesis is the chronological and theological gateway to the Bible, laying the foundations for understanding God, humanity, and his dealings with us. It introduces his promise, the seed of the gospel. Its stories still resonate with our own experience and pilgrimage with God. This skillfully written commentary guides the reader through the fascinating narrative of the world's early generations and the beginning of God's people.

John E. Hartley is a distinguished professor of Old Testament at the C. P. Haggard Graduate School of Theology, Azusa Pacific University. He is ordained in the Free Methodist Church and has authored commentaries on Job and Leviticus.

About the Author

John E. Hartley is professor of Old Testament and chairperson of biblical studies at the C. P. Haggard Graduate School of Theology, Azusa Pacific University. He is ordained in the Free Methodist Church and has authored commentaries on Job and Leviticus.

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6 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Cheng Wai Ming on December 13, 2001
Format: Paperback
If you want to find a soild but not too depth. This is a good choice. This serious many like a notebook more than a commentray.
But this one is really readable than other.
John E. Hartley do the great job to shorter the detail and depth commentaries in a short commentary but not loss the critical point of view in this new commentary,
If you consider the content and price. this up to date content worth than the price.
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By J. Green on December 16, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
Hartley is an outstanding OT theologian/commentator. This commentary should not be compared to the heavy hitters (e.g. NICOT: Hamilton; Word: Wenham) but considering its size it is well worth the money. Pastors and teachers should find it very useful.
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By L. Swartz on November 26, 2013
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Gave this as a gift. The gift receiver enjoyed and appreciated this unique gift. It was delivered on time and in excellent condition.
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