What kinds of literature are found in Genesis? How do they compare with their Mesopotamian counterparts? How much of each story is myth and how much is history? Longman has studied these passages intensely and provides valuable guidelines to interpret both the poetry and the prose. To read Genesis intelligently, we must consider the questions, the literature and the times in which Genesis was written. In How to Read Genesis Tremper Longman III provides a welcome guide to reading and studying, understanding and savoring this panorama of beginnings, of both the world and of Israel. And importantly for Christian readers, we gain insight into how Genesis points to Christ and can be read in light of the gospel.