Genesis (Two Horizons Old Testament Commentary Series)
In this commentary James McKeown treats Genesis both as a book of beginnings and as a foundational sourcebook for biblical theology. He begins with exegesis of the Hebrew text, highlighting the recurrence of key words, phrases, and themes throughout the...
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In this commentary James McKeown treats Genesis both as a book of beginnings and as a foundational sourcebook for biblical theology. He begins with exegesis of the Hebrew text, highlighting the recurrence of key words, phrases, and themes throughout the book. He draws attention to passages particularly pertinent to earlier readers either facing or returning from exile, offering a historical context outside a solely Christian hermeneutic.
The second half of the book unpacks the numerous theological horizons of Genesis — main unifying themes (descendants, blessing, land); key theological teachings of Genesis (creation, fall, character and image of God, life of faith); and the contribution of Genesis to theology today, including its impact on science, ecology, and feminist theology. All in all, McKeown’s Genesis provides a solid examination of a scriptural book that reflects the struggles and hopes of its readers — ancient and modern — and offers encouragement for their walk with God
Seeking to bridge the existing gap between biblical studies and systematic theology, this distinctive series offers section-by-section exegesis of the Old Testament texts in close conversation with theological concerns. Written by respected scholars, the THOTC volumes aim to help pastors, teachers, and students engage in deliberately theological interpretation of Scripture.
This book is the inaugural volume of an exciting new commentary series published by Eerdmans.
This book is part of an exciting new commentary series published by Eerdmans. In essence, Genesis is two books in one. The first part is an exegetical commentary based on the Hebrew text. The second section is a reflection on the theology of the book and an account of its contribution to theology today.
James McKeown (PhD Queen's University Belfast) is Vice-Principal, Lecturer in Old Testament at Belfast Baptist Bible College. Having worked as Irish Secretary of SGM International, James read theology at The Queen's University Belfast before earning his doctoral degree there in Old Testament. He maintains an active interest in the Hebrew language and the geography of the Near East and has just completed work on Genesis in the Two Horizons commentary series (Eerdmans).