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Genesis

Author: W Sibley Towner
Publisher: Louisville, Ky. : Westminster John Knox Press, ©2001.
Series: Westminster Bible companion.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st ed
Summary:
Not only does the book of Genesis begin the Bible, but it also can serve to begin the discussion of a variety of important topics as well: the question of origins, tensions between genders and between siblings, the reality of sin, the saga of human family, and the promise of God's covenant. In this commentary, W. Sibley Towner relates the theological issues in Genesis to faith issues in the church today.
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Genre/Form: Commentaries
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: W Sibley Towner
ISBN: 0664252567 9780664252564
OCLC Number: 45314933
Description: x, 296 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Ancient Near Eastern Myth and Genesis 3 --
Process of Oral Transmission and Its Media 4 --
Early Theologians of Israel and Their Literary Legacies 7 --
How This Commentary Will Help You 9 --
Part 1 Beginnings --
1. Creation by God's Word: Genesis 1:1-2:4a 13 --
Day One: Creation out of Something (1:1-5) 15 --
Creation from Nothing 18 --
Randomness and Order 19 --
Relationships 21 --
Days Two through Five: Moving to Culmination (1:6-23) 21 --
Day Six: Beasts and Earth Creatures (1:24-31) 24 --
Day Seven: Sabbath (2:1-4a) 30 --
2. Creation from the Dust: Genesis 2:4b-25 33 --
Human Vocation according to J (2:4b-9, 15-17) 34 --
True Nature of Sexuality (2:18-25) 36 --
3. Humanity Goes Awry: Genesis 3:1-24 41 --
Temptation and "Fall" (3:1-7) 42 --
Confrontation and Curse (3:8-19) 45 --
Paradise Lost but Grace Regained (3:20-24) 48 --
Some Further Thoughts on "The Fall" 49 --
4. Family Goes Awry: Genesis 4:1-26 55 --
Cain and Abel (4:1-16) 56 --
Cain's Family Tree (4:17-26) 65 --
5. Human Family before the Flood: Genesis 5:1-32 72 --
Reflections on Biblical Chronology 75 --
6. Genetics Goes Awry: Genesis 6:1-9:29 77 --
Two Causes for the Flood (6:1-8) 77 --
Flood (6:9-8:19) 85 --
Never Again! God's First Covenant with Noah (8:20-22) 91 --
Will It Be Fire Next Time? 93 --
Over the Rainbow: God's Second Covenant with Noah (9:1-17) 94 --
Noah and His Sons (9:18-29) 98 --
Israel and Canaan 99 --
7. Human Family after the Flood: Genesis 10:1-32 101 --
8. Human Solidarity Gone Awry: Genesis 11:1-9 107 --
Reflections on Human Alienation 113 --
9. From Human Family to One Family: Genesis 11:10-32 117 --
Part 2 Fathers and Mothers: An Overview of the Saga of the Fathers and the Mothers 125 --
10. Saga of Abraham and Sarah: Genesis 12:1-23:20 133 --
Election of Abram (12:1-4a) 133 --
Covenant and Election 137 --
Lord's First Promise to Abram (12:4b-9) 138 --
Ungainly Story of Abram and Sarai in Egypt (12:10-20) 140 --
Lord's Second Promise to Abram (13:1-18) 143 --
Abram and the Kings (14:1-24) 145 --
Lord's Third Promise to Abram (15:1-21) 148 --
Abraham and His Faith in the New Testament 150 --
Reflections on Biblical Interpretation 156 --
Rejected Mother and Son: Hagar and Ishmael (16:1-16) 157 --
Covenant, New Names, Promise of a Son (17:1-18:15) 162 --
Rejection of Sodom and Gomorrah (18:16-19:29) 170 --
Incest Blots the Family Tree (19:30-38) 174 --
Ungainly Story Twice Told (20:1-18) 175 --
Isaac Comes, Ishmael Goes (21:1-21) 177 --
Theological Reflections on Hagar and Ishmael 179 --
Ishmael in Judaism and Islam 181 --
Abraham Makes Peace with His Neighbors (21:22-34) 183 --
Isaac under the Knife (22:1-19, 20-24) 184 --
Akedah in the Arts 190 --
Sarah's Death and Burial at Hebron (23:1-20) 191 --
11. Saga of Isaac and Rebekah: Genesis 24:1-28:9 193 --
Romancing Rebekah at the Well (24:1-67) 194 --
End of Abraham and the Destiny of Ishmael (25:1-18) 198 --
Sibling Rivalry between the Twins Esau and Jacob (25:19-34) 199 --
Ungainly Story Thrice Told and Other Miscellanies (26:1-35) 201 --
Isaac's Legacy (27:1-40) 203 --
Jacob's Flight and Esau's Marriage (27:41-28:9) 208 --
12. Saga of Jacob and Rachel: Genesis 28:10-36:43 210 --
Jacob Returns to the Source, via Bethel (28:10-22) 213 --
Romancing Rachel at the Well (29:1-30) 216 --
Rachel and Leah, the Mothers of All Israel (29:31-30:24) 223 --
Rivalry between Jacob and Laban (30:25-32:2) 225 --
Preliminaries for Peace with Esau (32:3-21) 228 --
Jacob Wrestles with "A Man" (32:22-32) 229 --
Jacob and Esau Are Reconciled (33:1-20) 231 --
Rape and Revenge at Shechem (34:1-31) 232 --
Rachel Dies, and an Era Ends (35:1-29) 235 --
Descendants of Esau (36:1-43) 237 --
13. Story of Joseph and His Brothers: Genesis 37:1-50:26 241 --
Joseph Dreams of Glory and Pays for It (37:1-36) 245 --
A Digression: Judah and Tamar (38:1-30) 249 --
Joseph Turns Down Potiphar's Wife and Pays for It (39:1-23) 253 --
Strategies for Discerning the Theological Values in Genesis 39 257 --
Joseph and Potiphar's Wife in Art 258 --
Joseph Interprets Dreams and Gains by It (40:1-41:57) 259 --
Joseph Discloses Himself to His Brothers (42:1-45:28) 264 --
Jacob Moves to Egypt (46:1-47:28) 270 --
Jacob Prepares to Die (47:29-48:22) 274 --
Jacob's Last Words and His Death (49:1-33) 278 --
Happy Ending of the Joseph Story (50:1-26) 285 --
Further Reflections on Genesis 50:20 290.
Series Title: Westminster Bible companion.
Responsibility: W. Sibley Towner.

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