This commentary on the book of Genesis provides pastors, Sunday school teachers, and students of Scripture with doctrinally sound interpretation that emphasizes the practical application of Bible truth. Working from the King James Version, John Phillips not only provides helpful commentary on the text, but also includes detailed outlines and numerous illustrations and quotations. Anyone wanting to explore the meaning of God’s Word in greater depth—for personal spiritual growth or as a resource for preaching and teaching—will welcome the guidance and insights of this respected series.
“So often adverse circumstances find us bemoaning our fate instead of looking for ways to glorify the Lord Jesus in them and through them. We have to learn life’s adversities before we can be trusted with life’s advancements.” (Genesis 39:1–6)
“Sin did not begin on earth; it began in heaven. The mystery of iniquity did not originate in the heart of a human being. It had its sad source in the breast of an angelic being of the highest order. It entered the Garden of Eden full grown, introduced there by Satan disguised as a serpent. Three chapters in from the beginning of the Bible the serpent appears for the first time; three chapters in from the end of the Bible he is seen for the last time. The results of his work are seen on every page between.” (Genesis 3:1–8)
“were in their ears; and Jacob hid them under the oak which was in Shechem.’ That is the first burial in the chapter.” (Genesis 35:1–4)
“Alford says that it was a steadfast, earnest look, a wistful look, a lingering, hankering look” (Genesis 19:12–26)
John Phillips (1927-2010) served as assistant director of the Moody Correspondence School as well as director of the Emmaus Correspondence School, one of the world's largest Bible correspondence ministries. He also taught in the Moody Evening School and on the Moody Broadcasting radio network. For more information about his life and ministry, go to drjohnphillips.com.