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Genesis (The Crossway Classic Commentaries)

4.32  ·  Rating Details ·  22 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
The wisdom of the ages can still be read in the Crossway Classic Commentaries, which present the very best all-time commentaries on individual books of the Bible. In this newest release, John Calvin explores key passages of Genesis--a book of important beginnings and memorable accounts that lays the foundation of Christianity. Carefully abridged and stylistically adapted f ...more
Paperback, Abridged, 384 pages
Published October 18th 2001 by Crossway Books (first published 1965)
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CJ Bowen
Sep 14, 2011 CJ Bowen rated it really liked it
Outstanding stuff from Calvin.

He is over-scrupulous in avoiding the Trinity in Gen. 1, but it's because he is adhering to a hermeneutic that is a vast improvement over most of his immediate predecessors.

He is too biblical to be stoic or ascetic, but many of his comments lean that way. Some tilt too far, such as his chastening description of Judah's blessing in Gen. 49. "Judah might be so extravagant as to wash his garments in wine, but this isn't to say God approves it." Possibly misses the hype
Calvin is hard to rate. This was a "go to" commentary for me each week as I preached through Genesis despite Calvin's scholarship being 500 years old. Calvin offers some spectacular insights and commentary and some excellent application, but it all has to be filtered. A lot of what he's got to say is based on horribly outdated linguistic studies and much has been corrected by modern historical studies and archaeology, neither of which really existed in Calvin's day. All that said, it's helpful t ...more
Chris Comis
Of course it was good. It's Calvin! But I did disagree with his refusal to admit that elohim in Genesis 1 has reference to the Trinity. I thought his exegesis of Gen 6 and the sons of God was great. Very needed for most of us Fundies raised to believe the sons of God were fallen (or unfallen) angelic beings. Can't wait to dive into his commentary on Exodus.
Job Dalomba
Feb 26, 2013 Job Dalomba rated it it was amazing
Shelves: commentaries
Wonderful like most everything he wrote.
Mar 03, 2011 Erik rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An in depth commentary from the Banner of Truth Trust which contains the full text of the book of Genesis and a translation in Latin (Vulgate?) Very inspirational but serious Puritan reading matter full of replacement theology and emphasises the doctrines of Grace so beloved by these early Reformers.
Aug 03, 2016 Logan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The prince of commentators, and there hasn't been much new since Calvin. Superb.
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John Calvin (10 July 1509 – 27 May 1564), né Jehan Cauvin, re-translated from Latin Calvinus into Jean Calvin in modern French, was an influential French theologian and pastor during the Protestant Reformation. He was a principal figure in the development of the system of Christian theology later called Calvinism. Originally trained as a humanist lawyer, he broke from the Roman Catholic Church aro ...more
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