Genesis: A Commentary

Author: Waltke, Bruce K., with Cathi J. Fredricks

Publisher: Zondervan, 2001

Explores the first book of the Bible as “theological literature.”

Genesis: Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching

Author:  Brueggemann, Walter

Publisher: Westminster John Knox, 2010

Excellent for preaching. Brueggemann nicely highlights key textual features that fit nicely into sermons

The Book of Genesis 1-17, 18-50

Author:  Hamilton, Victor P.

Publisher: Eerdmans, 1990, 1995

American evangelical. Interaction with historical methodologies

Understanding Genesis (The Heritage of Biblical Israel)

Author:  Sarna, Nahum M.

Publisher: Schocken, 1970

A good commentary from a Jewish perspective

Genesis: A Commentary

Author:  von Rad, Gerard

Publisher: Westminster John Knox, 1973

Source critical orientation but richly theological


Genesis 1-15, 16-50

Author:  Wenham, Gordon J.

Publisher: Zondervan, 2014, 1994

British evangelical. Interaction with historical methodologies. Excellent exegesis and interpretation. Each section contains both technical textual information and sermon-friendly “Explanation” sections

Genesis 1-11, 12-36, 37-50

Author:  Westermann, Claus

Publisher: Augsburg, 1984, 1985, 1986

Very historical. Classic. Very detailed exegesis.

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