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Genesis: Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching Hardcover – January 1, 1986
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Although some of Walter Brueggemann's positions on textual integrity are a bit more liberal than I would be comfortable with (example: doubting Mosaic authorship for the book of Genesis), he nevertheless has an incredibly sound exposition of the text as it stands in its canonical form.
The exegetical insights are keen, the theological and practical implications are sharp and invigorating, and his writing style is lively and creative.
The one thing I appreciate most about Brueggemann's treatment of Genesis is that he allows the text to speak without softening its edges. When he comes across a passage that is problematic or difficult to interpret in our "civilized" Western culture, he does not excuse the Scriptures with a milder interpretation. He instead assumes the Scriptures have a reason for why they are written the way they are, and that we must grapple with these difficulties, not as problems to fix, but most likely as the entry point into our way of thinking which God wants to change and redeem.
As said in the title, this is a MUST for any expositor of the book of Genesis.
Would that all biblical commentaries were as well-done, as relevant, as powerful as this! High recommended.