Read ✓ The Book of Genesis: Chapters 1-17 (The New International Commentary on the Old Testament) By Victor P. Hamilton –

The Book of Genesis: Chapters 1-17 (The New International Commentary on the Old Testament) 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. Hamilton S Study On The First Chapters Of The Book Of Genesis Is Part Of The New International Commentary On The Old Testament Like Its Companion Series On The New Testament, This Commentary Devotes Consideable Care To Achieving A Balance Between Technical Information And Homiletic Devotional Interpretation This is the finest commentary on Genesis in my library It is a 2 volume set.Hamilton deals with a wide array of issues His work reflects later scholarship than Wenham s Word Biblical Commentary, and his conclusions are convincing than Wenham s when they differ in my opinion For example, Genesis contains the Hebrew TOLeDOT in 10 locations Hamilton reviews Wenham s and others idea that TOLeDOT in Genesis 2 is a conclusion for the first chapter He then goes on to reject that idea because the 9 others are clearly introductions to the following material He then goes on to explain how it should be seen as the introduction to Genesis 2 4 ff He goes further than commentators like Waltke on this, by offering a significant grammatical point on this as well Wenham does not talk about it at all Wenham bases his argument on context only with a leaning towards the meaning of the words themselves This affects how one sees the entire book of Genesis Wenham does not see the ten divisions of Genesis Hamilton includes the ten divisions as part but not all of his reasoning Waltke concurs with Hamilton, and I have to say that Hamilton s argument is far superior in my view.It s not just another point in the exegesis of the book This particular point is crucial to how you see Genesis as a whole, and its parts It even can affect how you view the authorship of Genesis hodgepodge or a whole composition.Unfortunately, Hamilton does not contain information that deals with chiastic and alternating structures He should.I ve found his commentary is usually full and helpful as well as readable Every part of every verse provides reflection on the hard issues and the easy ones.I have had the feeling that I am not just reading about the bible, but am feeding on the spiritual treasures of Genesis presented by someone who loves the Word I really appreciate the tone of this commentary.Often Hamilton gives a section called New Testament Appropriation where he cites a passage in Genesis and related passages in the NT These are packed with comments on each relevant passage and loaded with footnotes for further study This is extremely convenient for the preacher or Bible teacher who is dealing with these issues in the text.He does not give what is now expected in the finer full commentariesone excursus after another This is a disappointment He also does not give the wealth of Chiastic and Alternating structures that Waltke gives He does not provide any special systematic treatment of Christological passages, even though than one book has been written on preaching about Christ from Genesis.He does give a lot of integrated and expertly cited information from Jewish literature and Ancient Near Eastern Studies These citations seem to flow from the pen of someone who is very familiar with Ancient Near Eastern cultures and religions I love the way he ties this research in, and even though I have personally read some of the very things he cites, I still didn t see the link the way he brings it in until I read his perspective on it and went back to review He s very good for this sort of thing. Very balanced and thorough I didn t feel like the author filled too many lines as we often see with intellectual review of Biblical materials I felt they stayed the course properly helping we pastors in fully understanding the text I find his lengthy inclusion of text criticism to be helpful rather than confusing I m also glad that he sticks with the intend and value of the order in which it is written in. Good Resource Good Seller

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