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Opening the Scriptures: Genesis


Christian’s Library Press 2013

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Opening the Scriptures is neither a new series of technical commentaries, nor is it a collection of sermons. Instead it offers devout church members a series of popularly accessible primers so that the average churchgoer can easily grasp them.

In this volume, readers are provided with an introduction to the book of Genesis. The portion of the Bible known as the Law of Moses, or Torah, is chiefly intended to give instruction about the series of covenants God made with Abraham and his seed, and Cornelis Vonk emphasizes this covenant relationship in this analysis of Genesis. He describes how Christ and the Apostles viewed Scripture, the dating of Genesis, the structure of the book, and follows with a detailed commentary on the text.

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Key Features

  • Presents a scholarly commentaries on Genesis written for the average churchgoer
  • Offers a clear emphasis on God’s covenant with his people
  • Includes examinations of Scripture through a redemptive-historical lens


  • How Jesus Christ and His Apostles Viewed Holy Scripture
  • The Torah
  • The Dating and Structure of the Book of Genesis
  • In the Beginning
  • A Look Back and a Look Ahead
  • Rebellion
  • Cain and Abel
  • Continuing Corruption and Repeated Restoration
  • A Promise with Worldwide Scope
  • God’s Covenant with Abraham
  • The Life of the Patriarchs

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About Cornelis Vonk

Cornelis Vonk (1904–1993) was a Reformed preacher and pastor in the Netherlands during the twentieth century. His sermons and studies are widely known and appreciated today as a warmly devotional and pastoral treatment of the Bible.

About the Translators

Theodore Plantinga (1947–2008) was a Christian philosopher, born in the Netherlands, who worked as a translator, editor, secretary, professor, and writer in Canada for over 50 years. He taught philosophy at Redeemer University College from its founding in 1982 until his death.

Nelson D. Kloosterman serves as executive director of Worldview Resources International. He has edited and translated several scholarly works.

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