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Vendor: Baker Books
Publication Date: 2012
Series: Understanding the Bible Commentary
The Understanding the Bible Commentary Series helps any reader navigate the strange and sometimes intimidating literary terrain of the Bible. These accessible volumes break down the barriers between the ancient and modern worlds so that the power and meaning of the biblical texts become transparent to contemporary readers. The contributors tackle the task of interpretation using the full range of critical methodologies and practices, yet they do so as people of faith who hold the text in the highest regard. Pastors, teachers, and lay people alike will cherish the easily understandable truth found in this commentary series.
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RICHARD HOLTClovis, NMAge: 45-54Gender: male4 Stars Out Of 5A helpful guide to Genesis.April 3, 2011RICHARD HOLTClovis, NMAge: 45-54Gender: maleQuality: 4Value: 5Meets Expectations: 4Hartley is a respected and talented conservative scholar. His commentary on Genesis is extremely accessible. It is an easy read that is based upon solid scholarship. It seeks to explain the meanings of an ancient text to modern readers. He presents Genesis as both a spiritual and literary work. The theological comments are also quite helpful. He respects the ancient contents of the book and treats its historical claims with respect. Other commentaries are more helpful in digging into the many disputed issues within the Book of Genesis. Also, others more fully discuss linguistic concerns. But Hartley succeeds in doing what he set out to with this work. For that, he is to be highly commended.
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