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Genesis 11:27–50:26 (New American Commentary | NAC)

, 2005
ISBN: 9781430074892

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Since a commentary is a fundamental tool for the expositor or teacher who seeks to interpret and apply Scripture in the church or classroom, the NAC focuses on communicating the theological structure and content of each biblical book. The writers seek to illuminate both the historical meaning and contemporary significance of Holy Scripture.

In its attempt to make a unique contribution to the Christian community, the NAC focuses on two concerns. First, the commentary emphasizes how each section of a book fits together so that the reader becomes aware of the theological unity of each book and of Scripture as a whole. The writers, however, remain aware of the Bible’s inherently rich variety. Second, the NAC is produced with the conviction that the Bible primarily belongs to the church. We believe that scholarship and the academy provide an indispensable foundation for biblical understanding and the service of Christ, but the editors and authors of this series have attempted to communicate the findings of their research in a manner that will build up the whole body of Christ. Thus, the commentary concentrates on theological exegesis, while providing practical, applicable exposition.

This volume completes Dr. Kenneth A. Matthews' two-volume commentary on the foundational book of Genesis and matches or exceeds the qualities that brought such acclaim to the first volume. It is a masterpiece of superb theological exposition, being solidly based on a thorough knowledge of the Hebrew text in its original linguistic and cultural context. It distinctively includes early Jewish and Christian interpretations that enrich our understanding of the Patriarchs and addresses contemporary scholarship's interest in the compositional history of Genesis. It is particularly sensitive to the narrative nature of Genesis and how biblical narrative conveys God's message to today's audience.

The New American Commentary is for those who have been seeking a commentary that honors the Scriptures, represents the finest in contemporary evangelical scholarship, and lends itself to the practical work of preaching and teaching. This series serves as a minister's friend and a student's guide.

The New American Commentary assumes the inerrancy of Scripture, focuses on the intrinsic theological and exegetical concerns of each biblical book, and engages the range of issues raises in contemporary biblical scholarship. Drawing on the skills of over forty scholars and encompassing forty volumes, the NAC brings together scholarship and piety to produce a tool that enhances and supports the life of the church.

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  • Title: Genesis 11:27–50:26
  • Author: Kenneth A. Mathews
  • Series: New American Commentary
  • Volume: 1B
  • Publisher: B&H
  • Print Publication Date: 2005
  • Logos Release Date: 2007
  • Era: era:contemporary
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subject: Bible. O.T. Genesis › Commentaries
  • ISBNs: 9781430074892, 9781433672583, 1433672588, 1430074892
  • Resource ID: LLS:NAC01B
  • Resource Type: Bible Commentary
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2023-10-09T17:42:49Z

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    Recently read and studied Genesis 38, a difficult section of Scripture. I always read a lot of commentaries in my quiet times after writing down my own thoughts. I was most impressed by the insights of Kenneth Mathews. One of the best commentaries I have read on this section of Scripture. Looking forward to continuing with Genesis and this commentary in particular. Knowing that there are still theologians around today who can open the scriptures and expound them with such skill is a real blessing. Thanks Kenneth. My prayers are with you as you continue to be faithful to God and His Word.
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