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Genesis: Introductions

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& list of books

Pentateuch
Genesis
  Introductions
  Commentaries
  Specific Subjects
    Creation
    Gen 1-11
    Gen 12-50
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Robert Alter, Genesis : Translation and Commentary, W.W. Norton & Company, 1997. pp.324.

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Also read aloud (abridged) by Peter Coyote
Alter's careful, very literal translation tries to capture the flavour and literary quality of the original Hebrew. It is accompanied by insightful though sparse notes.

Bill T. Arnold, Encountering the Book of Genesis (Encountering Biblical Studies). Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1998. pp.234.

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Conservative scholarship presented with useful sidebars and lots of pictures. Clear and well organised introduction.

Duane Garrett, Rethinking Genesis. The Sources and Authorship of the First Book of the Pentateuch. Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1991. pp.320.

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William Henry Green, The Unity of the Book of Genesis. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1895, 1979.
Conservative classic reprinted.

Norman C. Habel (Editor), Shirley Wurst (Editor) Earth Stories in Genesis (The Earth Bible Series) Pilgrim, 2001. pp.236.
Genesis from the perspective of the Earth eco-spirituality meets the Bible..

Bill D. Moyers, Genesis : A Living Conversation (Pbs Series) Doubleday, 1997. pp.400.

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also a Cassette edition
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Naomi H. Rosenblatt, Joshua Horwitz (Contributor) Wrestling With Angels : What Genesis Teaches Us About Our Spiritual Identity, Sexuality and Personal Relationships, Delta, 1996
Psychotherapist/Bible teacher on the first families!

Allen P. Ross, Creation and Blessing: A Guide to the Exposition of Genesis. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1996. pp.744.

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Nahum M. Sarna, Understanding Genesis Schocken, 1970.

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Francis August Schaeffer, Genesis in Space and Time; The Flow of Biblical History IVP, 1972. pp.174.

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Schaeffer fans will love Schaeffer on Genesis.

Claus Westermann Genesis : An Introduction John J. Scullion (Translator) Fortress, 1992. pp.278.

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