Author Peter Williams holds that in a very real state, the book of Genesis is the most important book in the whole Bible. Not only does it come first in the biblical canon, but it is foundational for the understanding of the other books in the Bible. With its great narratives of the patriarchs, together with the vivid and exciting stories, Genesis can capture the imaginatin of the youngest reader. But when readers consider the great themes of Creation, the Fall, the Flood and the Tower of Babel they will find the answers to many questions. Important issues including the origins of life and the universe, the meaning of our human existence, God's purpose for mankind, and where human history is leading are all dealt with. This is not a dry, technical commentary; the author's main concern has been with the spiritual purpose of the book, and drawing out those profound truths which still apply to God's people today.
Genesis comes first in the biblical canon and arguably forms the foundation for understanding the rest of the Bible. Its great narratives of the patriarchs and exciting stories capture the imagination of the youngest reader, and its great themes, like Creation, the Fall and the Flood, help answer many questions. Important issues are all dealt with ably but this is not a technical commentary; the authors main concern is with the spiritual purpose of the book, and he draws out those profound truths which still apply to God's people today.
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