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Creation and Blessing

, 1998
ISBN: 9781441254399
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According to the author, his purpose is to “help the reader appreciate the major literary and theological motifs that form the theological ideas in the narratives, and to demonstrate how these theological ideas can be developed into clear and accurate expository ideas.” To accomplish this goal, Ross introduces four approaches to the study of Genesis—literary-analytical, form-critical, traditio-historical, and rhetorical-critical—which he utilizes to expound on the theological ideas manifest in this first book of the Bible.

Ross divides his exposition of Genesis into four basic narratives—The Primeval Events (chapters 1–11); The Patriarchal Narratives about Abraham (chapters 11–25); The Patriarchal Narratives about the Descendants of Abraham (chapters 25–36); and The Story of Joseph (chapters 37–50). Within these narratives are more than sixty chapters where Ross discusses different theological ideas, explaining their structure and synthesizes their message. Included in the text are exegetical and expository outlines, four appendices and a bibliography listing commentaries and monographs on Genesis.

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  • Indepth treatment of the entire book of Genesis
  • Step-by-step analysis of each narrative unit in Genesis
  • Thorough treatment of various approaches to studying Genesis
. . . 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: Creation and Blessing: A Guide to the Study and Exposition of Genesis
  • Author: Allen P. Ross
  • Publisher: Baker
  • Publication Date: 1996
  • Pages: 744

Allen P. Ross is professor of divinity and Old Testament at Beeason Divinity School, Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama. He has been teaching there since 2002. Ross is the author of Creation and Blessing and Introducing Biblical Hebrew, as well as commentaries on Psalms, Genesis, Exodus, and Proverbs.


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  1. Terry Vance

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    Scott Maze


    One of the best commentaries on Genesis.

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    Don't Study Genesis with out it.

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