The Theme of the Book of Genesis

The Theme of the Book of Genesis Whenever possible, I like to summarize a biblical book in one statement. This is much harder than it might seem, and sometimes I am unsuccessful in coming up with a single statement. While it might seem like an oversimplification to summarize a book of the Bible in one sentence, … Continue reading The Theme of the Book of Genesis

Descendants of the Nephilim in Genesis 14

Descendants of the Nephilim in Genesis 14 Genesis is best known for Abram’s encounter with the mysterious priest-king Melchizedek. It is also an unusual chapter because, “The style and subject matter of this story set it apart from the rest of the patriarchal material. Only here in Genesis do we have the account of a military … Continue reading Descendants of the Nephilim in Genesis 14

Favorite Genesis Commentaries

Favorite Genesis Commentaries Last year I intended to begin a series of posts on my favorite biblical commentaries. I began with a post on my favorite commentaries from 1&2 Samuel (click here), but unfortunately I have not taken the time to continue this series until now. Below I list some of my favorite Genesis commentaries. … Continue reading Favorite Genesis Commentaries

Encountering the Book of Genesis: Book Review

Encountering the Book of Genesis: Book Review Bill T. Arnold, Encountering the Book of Genesis (Baker Academic, 2003), 234 pp. Encountering the Book of Genesis: Goals Encountering the Book of Genesis is part of the Encountering Biblical Studies (EBS) series. According to the editors, the goals of the EBS series include 5 intellectual goals and … Continue reading Encountering the Book of Genesis: Book Review

What Do Clothes Have to Do With Sin and Redemption?

What Do Clothes Have to Do With Sin and Redemption? Picture with me a doctor, a business woman, or a football player. What all of these people have in common, including the cowboys in the picture above, is a certain type of clothing that identifies their profession. A few months ago I wrote an article … Continue reading What Do Clothes Have to Do With Sin and Redemption?