In the words of the general editors preface, "Especially after the Tower of Babel it became evident that people had forgotten who God was. They needed reminding. The moves God made were essentially concerned with putting himself in front of the worlds peoples." Today, perhaps more than ever, we need God to put himself in front of usto remind us who he is, and that he is.
With characteristic creativity and uncommon depth, John H. Walton demonstrates the timeless relevance of Genesis. Revealing the links between Genesis and our own times, Dr. Walton shows how this mysterious, often baffling book filled with obscure peoples and practices reveals truth to guide our twenty-first-century lives.
Most Bible commentaries take us on a one-way trip from our world to the world of the Bible. But they leave us there, assuming that we can somehow make the return journey on our own. They focus on the original meaning of the passage but dont discuss its contemporary application. The information they offer is valuablebut the job is only half done!
The NIV Application Commentary Series helps bring both halves of the interpretive task together. This unique, award-winning series shows readers how to bring an ancient message into our postmodern context. It explains not only what the Bible meant but also how it speaks powerfully today. This series promises to become an indispensable tool for every pastor and teacher who seeks to make the Bible's timeless message speak to this generation.
Billy Graham The NIV Application Commentary is an outstanding resource for pastors and anyone else who is serious about developing "doers of the Word." Rick Warren, Saddleback Valley Community Church
John H. Walton (PhD, Hebrew Union College) is professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College Graduate School. He is the author or coauthor of several books, including Chronological and Background Charts of the Old Testament; Ancient Israelite Literature in Its Cultural Context; Covenant: God’s Purpose, God’s Plan; The IVP Bible Background Commentary: Old Testament; and A Survey of the Old Testament.
This book is required reading for Liberty Universities Theological Seminary Masters course. Having said that all students should be advised that Walton and this book views Genesis... Read morePublished 3 months ago by John W Hontz
Very, very, very good. Devotional, inspirational, full of wisdom, John H. Walton reveals hidden treasures in Genesis.Published 5 months ago by Mathilde
I saw some reviews of the kindle version of this and other volumes in the series saying there was no active table of contents, and it was therefore extremely difficult to navigate. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Tim 2:24
Fantastic commentary on the first book of the bible. One of the best! Get it!Published 6 months ago by A. Hebert