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Product Details

  • Series: New International Commentary on the Old Testament
  • Hardcover: 733 pages
  • Publisher: Eerdmans; 1st edition (September 26, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0802823092
  • ISBN-13: 978-0802823090
  • Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 1.9 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #335,086 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Dr. Marc Axelrod VINE VOICE on December 20, 2001
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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.
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This was a very good and interesting read. It is very different than most popular commentaries. This book is heavily focused on linguistics and the etymology of the words used in the original scriptures. It is very objective in that the commentary is a very factual analysis of these things in order to determine what the scriptures say, at face value, from the original authors. From my experience, most popular commentaries take a translated scripture at face value and then pick and choose from the content to build or support certain dogma. This book is virtually void of any dogma. Assertions are factual and extensive references are consistently provided. I would characterize this book as somewhat academic in the level of analysis. I did not attempt to grasp every details presented because it goes much deeper than I care to go. However, this books has a plethora of very factual and insightful statements that one would never find anywhere else except in such an analysis. This book would never make any best sellers list, not even within any Christian subculture. There is no spiritual milk here in this book for young believers. It is solid food, like a thick steak; if it is only fitting the persons who are mature enough to chew on the facts. The factual objectivity in this book makes it suitable for ANY truth seeker, regardless of their faith or religion.
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I loved this work. The writing style and of course the depth of the research had made this a most valuable addition to my library. Thank you Hamiliton! This is a terrific work.
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This volume is good and informative. I usually prefer a much deeper and detailed commentary. It does add nicely to others I use.
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one of the better conservative/evangelical commentaries on Genesis (in 2 volumes).
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