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The Bible begins and ends with a revelation of God that gives redemption its basis. From the first verse of Genesis, the book of origins, we encounter a God of personality, character, purpose, and activity. Only in the light of what he shows us of himself as the Creator of our world and the Interactor with human history does the salvation story assume its proper context. G ...more
Hardcover, 768 pages
Published October 15th 2001 by Zondervan
(first published October 1st 2001)
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Waltons NIVAC commentary was a pleasant surprise. This is a series I had judged by it's rather light-weight looking cover. It difficult to compare Walton's style (which might be NIVAC's style--I don't know as this is the only volume I've seen) to that of Wenham or Waltke. The commentary is simply based on the NIV text and doesn't include verse by verse textual or commentary notes. Rather, each section begins with a sub-section on "Original Meaning", then another on "Bridging Contexts", and then ...more
I am re-writing my review. At the time I first read this (for a course in Genesis along with Schaeffer's Genesis: In Space and Time, which is wonderful), it just wasn't sinking in. For an application commentary there does seems to be a lack of application, but Walton is extremely thorough in many areas and the more I go back to this as I am in Genesis I find it more and more fruitful and encouraging. That said, there are a few areas where Wlaton seems to shy away from firm convictions on some ar ...more
Strong commentary on Gen 1-12 but begins to falter towards the midpoint to the end. Walton handles philosophical and apologetic questions pertaining to Genesis 1 and creation masterfully, but does not evidence this same skill elsewhere.
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 ...moreMore about John H. Walton...
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