The fourth volume of the English edition of Luther's works, here covering Genesis, chapters 21-25, is based on the Weimar edition of the great reformer's works. It is edited by Jaroslav Pelikanand George V. Schick is the translator.
Luther's exhaustive exposition of teh Bible's first book is both breathtaking and magisterial. He is trenchant and lucid, and follows teh reformational maxim that Scripture must interpret Scripture. Genesis, in Luther's view is a critical component of God's revelation to humanity and the care and detail with which he handles the text reveals this conviction plainly.
Combining w elcome simplicity and bold directness of expression with a wide-reaching command of teh subject matter, Luther's scholarship is as extensive as it is profound. At times he is repetitious in his comments, but this is a pedagogical tool for Luther rather than aimless writing. Luther's repetition embodies colorful expression and creative reartic ulation, leveraging a massive vocabulary that is often times an awe-inspiring employment of teh Latin language.
In volume four, Lectures on Genesis, Chapters 21-25, Luther examines Abraham's second marriage, Isaac and Rebecca, and the births of Jacob and Esau.
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