Luther's Lectures on Genesis is a great classic in the field of theological literature. These discourses are clear, vigorous, pertinment, and comprehensive. They reveal vast learning as well as extraordinary ability to expound Scripture in a manner that is intelligible to everyone. Luther appeals to the learned and to the unlearned. Here, as everywhere else in the many works he bequeathed to us, the Reformer shows that he is a past master of the art that conceals art. Although Luther never strives to put his extensive knowledge on parade, his far flung erudition permeates every sentence of the exhaustive Lectures on Genesis. Above all, however, his discussions of the First Book of Moses show that he brings reason into captivity to the obedience of Christ. The Word of God guides his studies and determines his teachings.