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Allen P Ross
Allen P. Ross is professor of Divinity at Beeson Divinity School, Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama. His articles have appeared in Biblical Viewpoint, BibliothecaSacra, and Kindred Spirit, and he has contributed to the BIBLE KNOWLEDGE COMMENTARY, the CHRISTIAN LIFE BIBLE, and the BIBLICAL HEBREW HANDBOOK. His translating and editing skills were also put to use in the TOPICAL REFERENCE BIBLE project and THE NEW KING JAMES VERSION of the Bible. Ross taught at The Graduate School of Bob Jones University between 1969 and 1971 after which he began teaching at Dallas Theological Seminary. He e
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The commentary gives the perspective of each unit within the whole of Genesis. This makes it easier for the expositor to get a snapshot without complete re-study of the book. The book is well laid out, does not contain excessive footnotes, and is easy to read. As a non-Hebrew reader, it is a good balance of Hebrew words without excessive technicalities. His structural outlines are clear. Ross makes a number of helpful observations about the use of Genesis as an argument against pagan religious views of creation and origins. Writing as a conservative evangelical, his discussion of the liberal scholarship around authorship is very helpful for a grasp of the issues involved. His choice to limit the discussion of the age of the earth was refreshing. Although important, he focused on the message to Israel and Genesis as a polemic against other pagan religions. Finally, his inclusion of additional resources at the end of each chapter would make further study convenient and efficient. He takes a conservative (Mosaic) approach to authorship of the Pentateuch. He includes application points for the nation of Israel and the church, however sometimes these are so vague as to be unhelpful. The commentary is useful for exegetical details of the text, big picture perspective of themes and message of Genesis, and helpful outlines and expositional ideas to help the expositor. Overall, exceptional.