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The Great Texts of the Bible: Genesis to Numbers
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The Great Texts of the Bible: Genesis to Numbers


Charles Scribner’s Sons, T&T Clark 1911

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The Great Texts of the Bible: Genesis to Numbers is an extensive commentary made up of essays, sermons, anecdotes, and scriptural interpretations. Scottish Presbyterian minister James Hastings, who compiled The Great Texts of the Bible in the early twentieth century, provides helpful and personal observations on the Scripture texts. He presents word meanings, expositions, poetry, and quotations from many authors and thinkers, as well as a list of references. Each section is outlined into major topics and points, offering readable commentary.

The Great Texts of the Bible: Genesis to Numbers is perfect for pastors and anyone else wanting expository notes on key Scripture passages. Hastings’s work is encouraging, clear, and well researched. The volume contains both a topical and a scriptural table of contents for reference.

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Key Features

  • Expository commentary on Genesis to Numbers
  • Readable, clear style
  • List of references and literature used throughout


  • The Creation and the Creator
  • Let There Be Light
  • In the Image of God
  • Fellowship
  • The Conflict of the Ages
  • The Tree of Life
  • Am I My Brother’s Keeper?
  • Walking with God
  • The Rainbow
  • The Proving of Abraham
  • The Bartered Birthright
  • Jacob’s Vision
  • Spiritual Wrestling
  • Shiloh
  • The Burning Bush
  • The Eternal Name
  • Forward!
  • Life in God’s Presence
  • Unconscious Glory
  • The Continual Fire
  • The Scapegoat
  • Come with Us
  • Look and Live
  • The Death to Die
  • Sin the Detective

Product Details

  • Title: The Great Texts of the Bible: Genesis to Numbers
  • Editor: James Hastings
  • Publisher: Charles Scribner’s Sons
  • Publication Date: 1911
  • Pages: 451

About James Hastings

James Hastings (1852–1922) was born in Scotland. A Presbyterian minister and theologian, Hastings was the editor of many biblical works, including Dictionary of the Bible, Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels, and Encyclopaedia of Religion and Ethics.

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