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A Study Commentary on Genesis, vol. 1: Chapters 1:1–25:18

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Genesis is a book about beginnings—the creation of the universe, the formation of mankind, the establishment of the covenant, and the founding of the people of Israel. Many Christians regard the Old Testament as merely a collection of interesting stories to be taught in Sunday school, but which have little application for the church today except as providing examples or illustrations from a bygone, almost barbarous, age.

The truth is that almost every important church doctrine is found in “seed” form in the book of Genesis—creation, fall, redemption, the doctrine of the Trinity, the promise of the Messiah, the establishment of the covenant, and the hope of the resurrection are all to be found here. A “seed” is planted in Genesis and then it sprouts and grows throughout the rest of the Bible until it finds its fruition in the person and work of Jesus Christ. God created the universe; it fell through the sin of humanity; and now God is in the process of redeeming it through the work of Christ. This latter work continues even now until the time of the end when all things will be put in their final place.

Dr. Currid provides solid exegesis in an accessible way, matched with practical application that displays the relevance of this Old Testament book for the twenty-first century. This volume covers the period from the creation up to the death of Abraham and the marriage of Isaac and Rebekah.

In the Logos edition, this valuable volume is enhanced by amazing functionality. Scripture citations link directly to English translations, and important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. Perform powerful searches to find exactly what you’re looking for. Take the discussion with you using tablet and mobile apps. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.

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Key Features

  • Discusses Genesis as the “seed” of church doctrine
  • Provides verse-by-verse commentary
  • Examines the background and context of the book of Genesis


  • Introductory Matters
  • Creation (Genesis 1:1–2:3)
  • The Garden (Genesis 2:4–25)
  • The Fall (Genesis 3:1–24)
  • The Lineage of Adam and Eve (Genesis 4:1–5:32)
  • The Flood Account (Genesis 6:1–9:29)
  • The Time between Noah and Abraham (Genesis 10:1–11:32)
  • The Life and Times of Abraham (Genesis 12:1–25:18)

Top Highlights

“He had used the latter, meaning ‘to know’, of marital relations in 4:1, 17, 25” (Page 177)

“If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s descendants [literally, ‘seed’], heirs according to promise’ (Gal. 3:29).” (Page 312)

“They report to Moses that the people of the area are Nephilim—that is, they appear to be a race of giants.” (Page 176)

“Second, believers in the Old Testament are of the people of God and belong to the church of Jesus Christ.” (Page 21)

“First, it underscores the doctrines of the sovereignty and providence of God.” (Page 21)

Praise for the Print Edition

Sufficiently scholarly to give [them] credence in the academic world, but at the same time . . . sufficiently straightforward to make [them] accessible to any serious student of the Bible.

Banner of Truth

Greatly to be welcomed is the writer who can combine scholarly, accurate fidelity to the text, while maintaining a readable and easily accessible style. But such we have here. Dr. Currid’s commentary is a very welcome addition to this series.

English Churchman

Product Details

  • Title: A Study Commentary on Genesis, vol. 1: Chapters 1:1–25:18
  • Author: John D. Currid
  • Publisher: Evangelical Press
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Pages: 500

John D. Currid is Carl McMurray Professor of Old Testament at the Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi. He received his PhD in archaeology from the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago. He has several books in print, including the Welwyn Commentary on Habakkuk.


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