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Commentary on Genesis - Volume 1
In this volume, John Calvin provides an engaging commentary on the first 23 chapters of Genesis. Regarded as one of the Reformation's best interpreters of scripture, Calvin is an apt commentator. In particular, he frequently offers his own translations of a passage, explaining the subtitles and nuances of his translation. He has a penchant for incorporating keen pastoral i ...more
(first published February 26th 2010)
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Calvin, and commentators like him, are the reason that Spurgeon recommends that pastors read commentaries. Calvin carefully expounds and applies the text for his readers. Commentaries today tend to be highly technical works intended for reference, not for a straight-through reading. That ability to read straight through without losing a sense of the flow of the book is what makes Calvin so useful.
John Calvin, né Jehan Cauvin, re-translated from Latin Iohannes 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 around 1530. After reli ...more