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The Message of Genesis 1--11 (The Bible Speaks Today: Old Testament)

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Genesis shows us how and why we are. It uncovers the origins of evil. It illuminates the meaning of freedom. It expresses the harmony of creation. And it offers hope for the renewal of our natural world and for the healing of our broken relationships. "Genesis 1-11 is really an overture to the rest of the Bible." So writes David Atkinson in his introduction to this ...more
Paperback, 190 pages
Published August 25th 1990 by IVP Academic (first published 1990)
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The first commentary I read cover to cover -- random! Generally helpful and insightful, but not particularly a stand out (in hindsight!). The author seems to have a bent towards science and ethics, which were not always what I was hoping for.
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The Rt Rev. David John Atkinson is the former Bishop of Thetford. He was born on 5 September 1943 and educated at Maidstone Grammar School and King's College London. After a short career as a chemistry teacher he was ordained in 1973. His career began with a curacy at St Peter Halliwell Bolton, after which he was Chaplain (and a Fellow) of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, then a Canon Residentiary ...more
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