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Genesis, New Cambridge Bible Commentary

Cambridge University Press / 2008 / Paperback

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The director of Hebrew studies and professor of Old Testament interpretation at Asbury Theological Seminary takes a fresh look at this book of origins---of the universe, of humanity, and of the nation of Israel. Is fully conversant with the latest rhetorical methods; all important Hebrew concepts and terms are carefully explained. 475 pages, softcover. Cambridge University.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 475
Vendor: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: 2008
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)
ISBN: 052100067X
ISBN-13: 9780521000673
Availability: In Stock
Series: New Cambridge Bible Commentary

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Publisher's Description

This commentary is an innovative interpretation of one of the most profound texts of world literature: the book of Genesis. The first book of the Bible has been studied, debated, and expounded as much as any text in history, yet because it addresses the weightiest questions of life and faith, it continues to demand our attention. The author of this new commentary combines older critical approaches with the latest rhetorical methodologies to yield fresh interpretations accessible to scholars, clergy, teachers, seminarians, and interested laypeople. It explains important concepts and terms as expressed in the Hebrew original so that both people who know Hebrew and those who do not will be able to follow the discussion. Closer Look sections examine Genesis in the context of cultures of the Ancient Near East. Bridging the Horizons sections enable the reader to see the enduring relevance of the book in the twenty-first century.

Publisher Description

This commentary is an innovative interpretation of one of the most profound texts of world literature: the book of Genesis. The first book of the Bible has been studied, debated, and expounded as much as any text in history, yet because it addresses the weightiest questions of life and faith, it continues to demand our attention. The author of this new commentary combines older critical approaches with the latest rhetorical methodologies to yield fresh interpretations accessible to scholars, clergy, teachers, seminarians, and interested laypeople. It explains important concepts and terms as expressed in the Hebrew original so that both people who know Hebrew and those who do not will be able to follow the discussion. ‘Closer Look’ sections examine Genesis in the context of cultures of the ancient Near East. ‘Bridging the Horizons’ sections enable the reader to see the enduring relevance of the book in the twenty-first century.

Features:

  • Innovative scholarship and academic rigor, yet accessible to the non-professional reader
  • Based upon the popular NRSV text of the Bible, but includes many observations drawn directly from the original Hebrew text of Genesis
  • Sidebars (‘Closer Look’, ‘Bridging the Horizons’) enable the reader to see the contemporary pertinence of this ancient Hebrew text

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