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Encountering the Book of Genesis: A Study of Its Content and Issues

Format: Digital
ISBN: 9781441249579


This accessible introduction to Genesis examines introductory issues, overarching themes, and the argument of the book. This work is designed for the serious student of the Bible—author Bill T. Arnold provides detailed discussions of topics such as authorship, Creation, Abraham’s faith, Jacob’s struggles, Joseph’s time in Egypt, and God’s enduring promises. Chapter outlines, key terms, study questions and sidebar information make this a valuable resource for those engaged in biblical studies.

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Key Features

  • Provides detailed exposition on the major themes and arguments of Genesis
  • Includes thorough chapter outlines to provide context for study
  • Explores the book of Genesis with the serious student in mind


  • Part I: Encountering God’s Creation
    • The Grandeur of God’s Perfect Creation
    • The History of the First Human Family
    • What’s Wrong with This Picture?
    • Sin’s Contamination of Creation
  • Part II: Encountering Abraham: God’s Faithful Servant
    • The Beginning of Our Faith Heritage
    • Tracking Abram and His Family
    • “Then God Gave Him the Covenant”
    • Standing on the Promises of God
  • Part III: Encountering Jacob: God’s Troubled Servant
    • Jacob Struggles with His Family
    • Jacob Struggles with God
  • Part IV: Encountering Joseph: God’s Model Servant
    • Joseph in Egypt
    • Joseph over Egypt
  • Part V: Encountering the Authorship of Genesis
    • Evidence for Authorship
    • Interpretations of the Evidence

Praise for the Print Edition

Arnold’s style is lucid and well-balanced, and the format adopted by the publisher is crisp and user-friendly. This is an important addition to the resources available to a serious student of Genesis.

Daniel I. Block, Gunther H. Knoedler Professor of Old Testament, Wheaton College

The strength of [this book] is its balanced coverage, including interpretive, theological, and critical issues. The author is even-handed in dealing with the wide variety of questions raised by the book of Genesis and writes in a style that is both theologically sophisticated and accessible.

Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society

May its well-written and readable prose trigger a renewed interest in a balanced and eager study of this most important of Old Testament books.


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About Bill T. Arnold

Bill T. Arnold is director of Hebrew studies and professor of Old Testament and Semitic languages at Asbury Theological Seminary. He is the author of several books, including 1 & 2 Samuel, Encountering the Old Testament, and (with John H. Choi) A Guide to Biblical Hebrew Syntax. He coedited The Face of Old Testament Studies.