The Genesis Record offers a scientific, devotional commentary on the complete book of Genesis written by a creationist scientist. Written as narrative exposition rather than a critical verse-by-verse analysis, this book is equally useful to both the theologically trained and the layperson.
Morris writes from the conviction that the first eleven chapters of Genesis are as truly historical as the remaining thirty-nine. This conviction is not based simply on faith, but on many years of study of the scientific aspects of the Genesis record as well as the interchange of ideas with many other scientists and theologians (both creationists and evolutionists). His logic is compelling in its affirmation of a young earth and universe and his elucidation on the worldwide Noahic Flood reflects his expertise in hydrology and geology.
The reader is conducted by a capable guide through the important corridors of Earth’s early history, providing the necessary background for understanding all of Scripture. More than thirty years of teaching Bible classes are reflected in the author’s insights into human character and his application of Biblical truths to life in the twenty-first century.
- Indepth treatment of the entire book of Genesis
- Detailed discussion of various interpretations of Genesis 1–3
- Approachable and insightful treatment of the first book of the Bible
Praise for the Print Edition
. . . an informative and thoroughly sound exposition of the Bible’s key book. . . can be read with genuine interest and profit. . . not only details the divine miracle of creation but also throws light on baffling passages. . .
—John D. Jess, Director, Chapel of the Air
. . . one of the very best commentaries. . . a narrative style that is most helpful to the reader. . . deals carefully with the exegetical problems. . . many 'extras' from the author’s fields of expertise. . .
—Charles C. Ryrie, Professor of Systematic Theology, Dallas Theological Seminary
- Title: The Genesis Record: A Scientific and Devotional Commentary on the Book of Beginnings
- Author: Henry M. Morris
- Publisher: Baker
- Publication Date: 1976
- Pages: 716
About Henry Morris
Henry Morris is the founder and former president of the Institute of Creation Research. He served as professor of hydrology at the institute's division of graduate study and research. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota and for twenty-eight years taught at major universities, including serving as chairman of the civil engineering department at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He is the author of Scientific Creationism and Men of Science Men of God: Great Scientists of the Past Who Believed the Bible.