What does it mean to be human? Why are we here? Whats wrong with us and our world? How can things be made right? And whats God got to do with the whole business? Collins demonstrates that the opening chapters of Scripture are crucial in answering these worldview questions, and thus essential to a faithful engagement with life in Gods world. He gives us a commentary that is both exegetically exacting and theologically relevant for the modern church.
From every standpointmethodological and theological, structural and syntactical, linguistic and literary, apologetic and worldviewthis expositorysurvey is a model of good reading of the text. Here you have a landmark treatment of Genesis 1-4 as canonical communication from God, a work of detailed scholarship that no serious student or honest teacher will henceforth be able to ignore.
Jack Collins is a most promising candidate to provide wise guidance in the interpretation of Genesis 1-4. He brings to the discussion a background in science and text-linguistics, advanced degrees in theology and the languages and literatures of the Bible, and a long-standing involvement with the early chapters of Genesis. The result is a clearly written and insightful treatise on this crucially important part of the Bible.