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Exploring Genesis : an expository commentary

Author: John Phillips
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Minn. : Kregel Publications, 2001.
Series: John Phillips commentary series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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It is a book of facts, a book of firsts, a book of faith, a book of forecasts, a book of funerals. It has been called "the seedplot of the Bible" because all the vast forests of Scripture start there as seedlings. It is said to give us the beginning of everything except God. It is the book of Genesis. Genesis is the opening crescendo of Scripture, for God does not begin the book with a timid, tentative note or two.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Commentaries
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Phillips
ISBN: 0825434882 9780825434884
OCLC Number: 46975104
Notes: Originally published: Chicago : Moody Press, 1980.
Description: 379 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part one : The beginnings of the human race : primeval history. Foreword / Jerry Vines --
Preface --
General outline --
The creation (1:1-2:25) --
The curse (3:1-4:15) --
The catastrophe (4:16-9:29) --
The coalition (10:1-11:32) --
Part two : The beginnings of the Hebrew race : patriarchal history. The progenitor : Abraham (12:1-25:18) --
The pilgrim : Isaac (25:19-27:46) --
The propagator : Jacob (28:1-35:29) --
The provider : Joseph (36:1-47:26) --
Conclusion (47:27-50:26).
Series Title: John Phillips commentary series.
Responsibility: John Phillips.

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It is a book of facts, a book of firsts, a book of faith, a book of forecasts, a book of funerals. It has been called "the seedplot of the Bible" because all the vast forests of Scripture start there as seedlings. It is said to give us the beginning of everything except God. It is the book of Genesis. Genesis is the opening crescendo of Scripture, for God does not begin the book with a timid, tentative note or two. He begins it with the thunder of drums as worlds leap out of nowhere to populate the skies. He begins it with the crash of cymbals as the human race falls into sin. He begins it with the blare of trumpets heralding the inundation of a world. How shall we approach this vast book? With simple faith to begin with, for the facts it sets forth are to be believed, not to be bandied about at the whims of the world. With increasing interest, as its heroes march across the page before us, as nations rise and fall, as the Hebrew people emerge thereafter to dominate the Bible to the end. If we are going to begin a study of the Scriptures, where could we better begin then in the beginning with Genesis and with God? In Exploring Genesis we have mapped our course with crisp, clear outlines. We have sought to be true to the text. We have tried to bring to life again the people who crowd its pages. We have sought to exalt the Lord Jesus Christ. May Genesis become one of your favorite books, one you will want to continually explore. - Preface.

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