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Genesis : Two Horizons Old Testament Commentary - James McKeown


Two Horizons Old Testament Commentary


Published: 15th March 2008
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In this commentary James McKeown treats Genesis as a book of beginnings and a foundational sourcebook for biblical theology. He begins with exegesis of the Hebrew text, highlighting the recurrence of key words, phrases, and themes throughout the book. He also draws attention to passages particularly pertinent to earlier readers either facing or returning from exile, offering a historical context outside a solely Christian perspective.

The second half of the book unpacks the numerous theological horizons of Genesis -- main unifying themes (descendants, blessing, land); key theological teachings of Genesis (creation, fall, character and image of God, life of faith); and the contribution of Genesis to theology today, including its impact on science, ecology, and feminist theology.

McKeown's Genesis provides a solid examination of a scriptural book that reflects the struggles and hopes of its readers -- ancient and modern -- and offers encouragement for their walk with God.

Antony F. Campbell -- Jesuit Theological College -The world of Genesis scholarship is currently embroiled in swirling change. This book offers a solidly evangelical rock in the midst of the turbulent flow.-Reviews in Religion & Theology -McKeown's commentary is concise, but covers a significant number of theological and exegetical issues. His treatments of debates and controversial matters are always fair and adroit. . . . This book has so many excellent features.- Journal of Theological Studies -McKeown has written a very good commentary on Genesis which shows a deep knowledge of the issues in the text. He has many helpful insights. Preachers, students, and scholars will find much of value here.- Interpretation -Offers clear, informative, and well-balanced accounts of key themes and motifs that make for the unique texture of Genesis and also of recent interpretive approaches to the texts.- Society for Old Testament Study Booklist -A good example of how critical methods can be used to chart ways through issues that have affected the Church in general, and especially Evangelicals. It is well written, and the publication style is easy on the eye.-

Acknowledgementsp. vii
Abbreviationsp. viii
Introduction to Genesisp. 1
Commentary on Genesisp. 19
Theological Horizons of Genesisp. 195
Theological Message of the Bookp. 195
Main Unifying Themesp. 195
Descendantsp. 197
Blessingp. 219
Landp. 241
Key Theological Teaching of Genesisp. 259
The Theology of Landp. 259
The Doctrine of Creationp. 263
Creatio ex Nihilop. 265
The Fallp. 270
The Character of Godp. 272
The Image of Godp. 277
The Life of Faithp. 283
Genesis and Theology Todayp. 294
Genesis and Sciencep. 294
Missionp. 317
Ecologyp. 325
Feminist Approachesp. 334
Genesis and Biblical Theologyp. 349
Genesis in Canonical Contextp. 349
Genesis in the Historical Booksp. 360
Wisdom Literaturep. 366
Thematic Continuity in the Prophetsp. 368
New Testamentp. 371
Conclusionp. 375
Bibliographyp. 376
Index of Namesp. 385
Index of Scripture and Other Ancient Writingsp. 387
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ISBN: 9780802827050
ISBN-10: 0802827055
Series: Two Horizons Old Testament Commentary
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 376
Published: 15th March 2008
Publisher: William B Eerdmans Publishing Co
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.88  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.57