The Message of Genesis 1 11

Genesis shows us how and why we are—and offers hope for our future. David Atkinson, trained as both a scientist and a pastor, examines the opening chapters of Genesis in this Bible Speaks Today volume.

Author: David J. Atkinson

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830883134

Category: Religion

Page: 190

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Genesis uncovers the origins of evil, illuminates the meaning of freedom and expresses the harmony of creation. Genesis shows us how and why we are—and offers hope for our future. David Atkinson, trained as both a scientist and a pastor, examines the opening chapters of Genesis in this Bible Speaks Today volume.

Genesis 1 11

This book begins to fill this void by seeking to identify the message of these chapters through utilization of a literary-theological approach.

Author: Thomas A. Keiser

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1625640927

Category: Religion

Page: 186

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Although the object of centuries of study, only relatively recently has Genesis 1-11 been analyzed with attention to its literary unity and theological purpose. With the latter twentieth century's increased attention to synchronic approaches, many scholars began to consider Genesis 1-11 from the perspective of a literary unity in its final form and, therefore, to consider matters of intent and theological content. Yet, in spite of these treatments, there have been virtually no attempts to view the entire section of Genesis 1-11 as a literary and theological unity presenting a coherent message. This book begins to fill this void by seeking to identify the message of these chapters through utilization of a literary-theological approach. The study focuses on literary features, including the broader issues of surface and deep structure, while other topics of special concern include rhetoric as the art of composition for the purpose of communication and persuasion, and the use of speech as an important indicator of key issues in Hebrew narrative.

Rethinking Genesis 1 11

The God who appears in Genesis 1-11 is the God presupposed by all the Old Testament writers, indeed by the New Testament as well. The gripping tales of Genesis thus provide the theological spectacles for a sympathetic reading of the Bible.

Author: Gordon Wenham

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1498217435

Category: Religion

Page: 86

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Genesis 1-11 contains some of the best-known stories in the world. To modern Westerners they may look like no more than entertaining tales that children can enjoy, but modern adults cannot take seriously. However, when read in the context of the ancient Orient, Genesis 1-11 looks very different. It turns out to be a truly revolutionary document. In retelling the history of the ancient world, it puts a new spin on it by introducing an all-powerful, all-knowing, unique God whose greatest concern is human welfare. The God who appears in Genesis 1-11 is the God presupposed by all the Old Testament writers, indeed by the New Testament as well. The gripping tales of Genesis thus provide the theological spectacles for a sympathetic reading of the Bible. They are the gateway to a valid understanding of its message and can even help modern believers construct a worldview that integrates both the discoveries of modern science and the insights of Christian theology.

Genesis 1 11

First, the text is allowed to speak for itself, using a narrative approach. Then, specific Jewish and Christian traditions flowing from the text are identified, and the underlying hermeneutical moves analyzed.

Author: James Chukwuma Cssp Okoye


ISBN: 9781532609930

Category: Religion

Page: 170

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Genesis 1-11: A Narrative Theological Commentary combines critical acumen with concern for the theological message of Scripture. It is a commentary in two stages. First, the text is allowed to speak for itself, using a narrative approach. Then, specific Jewish and Christian traditions flowing from the text are identified, and the underlying hermeneutical moves analyzed. ""With new readings in dialogue with previous commentators, Okoye takes the best insights of narrative theology and of the biblical author to produce a rewarding reading of this problematic book for today, in a way that truly respects a Jewish reading in the context of a Christian one."" --Carolyn Osiek, RSCJ, Archivist, Society of the Sacred Heart, United States-Canada Province ""A mosaic of supportive interpretations--early Jewish and Christian, patristic, extra-biblical, inter-textual, African, and feminist--situate this narrative criticism of Genesis within a trajectory of theological interpretation, religious meaning, and methodology in the Old Testament. Its masterful in-depth analysis of biblical characters gives the reader easier access to a viewpoint from which to understand God's involvement in the ambiguities of human life."" --Mary Sylvia Nwachukwu, author of Creation-Covenant Scheme and Justification by Faith ""This commentary is the product of one who has carefully listened to the voice of the narrator of the first eleven chapters of Genesis and then engages that narrator as a dialogue partner in drawing out meaning for the Christian faith. James Okoye has combined informed scholarship, theological insight, and pastoral sensitivity with a clarity of style to produce a commentary that readers will find informative, engrossing, and delightful."" --Leslie J. Hoppe, OFM, Carroll Stuhlmueller Distinguished Professor of Old Testament Studies at Catholic Theological Union, General Editor, The Catholic Biblical Quarterly ""Okoye offers a fresh, critical, and evocative reading of Genesis 1-11 rooted in a 'Narrative Method/Reading.' He adds illuminating insights from West African traditions that are absent from western theology. He includes perspectives from coloniality with finesse, yet allows these views to deeply challenge earlier exposes of Genesis 1-11. This is a must-read for biblical scholars and theologians."" --George Worgul, Professor of Theology, Duquesne University James Chukwuma Okoye, CSSp, is Director of the Center for Spiritan Studies at Duquesne University, Pittsburgh. He was the Stuhlmueller Professor of Old Testament Studies at Catholic Theological Union, Chicago. He studied in the Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome and Oxford University, England.

Genesis 1 25

God himself enters the world of brokenness and pain. Genesis six reveals the
Suffering God. 'The tears of God are the meaning of history'” (The Message of
Genesis 111 [Downers Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity Press, 1990], p. 137). Question 7.

Author: Charles E. Hummel

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830862250

Category: Religion

Page: 112

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Do you struggle to know and follow God's call for you in the world? In this fourteen session LifeGuide® Bible Study on Genesis, tells us that even the giants of faith—Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Joseph—struggled to obey their Creator. But Genesis also reveals the amazing truth that the God who called a world and a nation into being also calls each of us to serve him.

The Sons of God in Genesis 6 1 4

It is perhaps best to leave the definitive meaning of the expression 'sons of God'
in Gen 6:2, 4 open until further ... “The Sons of God in Genesis 6:1–4,” 343–348;
David Atkinson, The Message of Genesis 111: The Dawn of Creation (Leicester:

Author: J.J.T. Doedens

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004395903

Category: Religion

Page: 396

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In The Sons of God in Genesis 6:1–4, Jaap Doedens offers an overview of the history of exegesis of the enigmatic biblical text about the ‘sons of God’, the ‘daughters of men’, and the ‘giants’.

Genesis 1 11

Preface. God's Word does not change. God's world, however, changes in every
generation. These changes, in addition to new findings by scholars and a new
variety of challenges to the gospel message, call for the church in each
generation ...

Author: Kenneth Mathews

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 143367551X

Category: Religion

Page: 528

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THE NEW AMERICAN COMMENTARY is for the minister or Bible student who wants to understand and expound the Scriptures. Notable features include:* commentary based on THE NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION;* the NIV text printed in the body of the commentary;* sound scholarly methodology that reflects capable research in the original languages;* interpretation that emphasizes the theological unity of each book and of Scripture as a whole;* readable and applicable exposition.

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Preface. God's Word does not change. God's world, however, changes in every
generation. These changes, in addition to new findings by scholars and a new
variety of challenges to the gospel message, call for the church in each
generation ...

Author: K. A. Mathews

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 0805401016

Category: Religion

Page: 528

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One in an ongoing series of esteemed and popular Bible commentary volumes based on the New International Version text.

Genesis 1 11

It is apparent, for example, that the narrator of Genesis was not concerned with
how God brought humans into existence, since he offered different descriptions
of the process. Chapter 1 states that God “created” us (1:27), using a Hebrew
word ...

Author: Kevin Perrotta

Publisher: Loyola Press

ISBN: 0829429719

Category: Religion

Page: 96

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Genesis 1 11: God Makes a Start is an excellent Bible study resource for teens wanting a better understanding of how and why God created the world, and why the earliest events of the Bible should matter to us today. The stories of Adam and Eve, of their sons Cain and Abel, of the people who provoked the flood and those who built the tower of Babel: all of these stories display our human tendency to overstep our limits as creatures, to take control of our lives apart from God, to treat one another unjustly. The Genesis accounts tell us that our unhappiness stems from our failure to trust and obey our creator. Against this background, Jesus life and death emerge as a deliberate reversal of the deep-rooted human tendency to distrust and disobey God. Designed as a guided discovery, Six Weeks with the Bible for Catholic Teens introduces high school students to books of the Bible by integrating the biblical text with insightful questions to help youth discern what Scripture means for their lives today. The series provides students with a clear explanation of Biblical text, opportunities for prayer, and a means to enter into conversation with God. "

Essays on Women in Earliest Christianity Volume 2

Consequently , the place and function of Gen 1-11 as a prelude to this pivotal
theme of God's election and blessing of Abraham is of no small significance.1
Gen 1 serves as a fitting preamble to Gen 1250. Gen 1 : 26-28 commissions
humanity ...

Author: Carroll D. Osburn

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1725220180

Category: Religion

Page: 644

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Contributors Fred A. Bailey Robert F. Hull, Jr. David B. Jackson Earl Lavender Jack P. Lewis Bill Love Rick Marrs Allan McNicol John McRay Michael S. Moore Frederick W. Norris Tom Olbright Carroll D. Osburn Dale Pauls Kathy J. Pulley Charme E. Robarts Gary Selby James Thompson Gerald C. Tiffin Jack W. Vancil James Walters Frank Wheeler John T. Willis Timothy M. Willis Wendell Willis

The Wiersbe Bible Study Series Genesis 1 11

11:13–15), it felt right at home among the floating carcasses. Noah waited a week
and then sent out a dove, which, being a clean bird, found no place to land; so it
returned to the ark (Gen. 8:8–9). A week later Noah sent the dove out again, ...

Author: Warren W. Wiersbe

Publisher: David C Cook

ISBN: 0781408571

Category: Religion

Page: 144

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In a cluttered and confusing world, there’s value in getting back to basics. The first eleven chapters of Genesis offer foundational truths on faith, sin, and relationships—both with God and others. This study guide provides a panoramic view of the beginning of life, while exploring God’s basic values for His people. Wiersbe Bible Studies deliver practical, in-depth guides to selected books of the Bible. Featuring insights from Wiersbe’s Be Basic commentary, this eight-week study features engaging questions and practical applications that will help you connect God’s word with your life.

Studies in the Book of Genesis

number of the events recorded in the earlier chapters of Genesis , reappears in
subsequent chapters of the book . These theme - like repetitions present
themselves ...

Author: André Wénin

Publisher: Peeters Publishers

ISBN: 9789042909342

Category: Religion

Page: 651

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"Articles ... présentés lors du 48e Colloquium Biblicum Lovaniense organisé à Louvain les 28, 29 et 30 juillet 1999..."--Pref.

The Message of Israel in the Light of Modern Criticism

They are taken from the above - mentioned excellent little work by E . 7 . Fripp on
the “ Constitution of Genesis " ( David Nutt ) . His analysis differs slightly from
Driver ' s , and is a year later . GENESIS 1 . 1 - 11 , 4a V . 1 - 28 , 30 - 32 VI .

Author: Julia Wedgwood



Category: Bible

Page: 316

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Misunderstood Stories

Theological Commentary on Genesis 111 Robert Karl Gnuse. and that message
must be proclaimed loudly. To be sure, seminaries teach what the text really says
, and scholarly commentaries explicate in detail what the text really says, but ...

Author: Robert Karl Gnuse

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630871575

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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Narratives in Genesis 1-11 have been misunderstood in many ways, but they especially have been used to oppress women and African Americans and to present a God of wrath and judgment. This commentary seeks to explain the real message behind those narratives, which is one that speaks of human dignity and equality, that affirms monotheism, that criticizes kings and tyrants, that declares our oneness with the animal realm and nature, and that proclaims a powerful message of divine grace with a deity personally involved in the human world. Humor may also be found in some of these stories. These biblical passages can be best explicated by close reading as well as by knowledge of comparable stories from the ancient Near East and from the classical world, and finally by knowledge of the concomitant social and political values connected with those other myths and narratives.

The Message of the Prophets

2:11; 8:20–23; 14:16–19).4 The book of Daniel has been included in this section
because both the context and the ... to t he preexilic prophets, Daniel merges the
story ofIsrael with the cosmic story of the nations begun in Genesis 111.

Author: J. Daniel Hays

Publisher: Zondervan Academic

ISBN: 0310586968

Category: Religion

Page: 384

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Christians sometimes approach the Old Testament with a mixture of awe and bewilderment, knowing that it contains pearls of wisdom, but unsure how to dive for them ... especially when it comes to the Prophets. In The Message of the Prophets, author J. Daniel Hays offers a scholarly, yet readable and student-friendly survey of the Old Testament prophetic literature that presents the message of each prophet in its historical and its biblical context and then tracks that message through the New Testament to challenge readers with what it means for them today. Hays focuses on synthesizing the message of the prophets, which enables students to grasp the major contours of the prophetic books clearly and concisely. Hundreds of colorful pictures help to illustrate the historical and cultural background of the prophets. After identifying what the message meant for ancient Israel, Hays helps the readers to move toward theological application today, helping readers to gain a better understanding of God and the relationship between God and his people. The Message of the Prophets is essential for professors, students, and others seeking to understand the role that the OT prophets play in the Christian faith.

The Christian Case against Contraception

Overview of Genesis 111 a brief summary of the subject matter in genesis will
aid in the illumination of this polemic within the book. Chapters 111 are
particularly of interest due to the fact that the major motifs within this section
parallel those ...

Author: Bryan C. Hodge

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1621892190

Category: Religion

Page: 310

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Evangelicals often give little thought to the morality of contraception, but when they do, serious studies of the subject are scarce if not non-existent. The Christian Case against Contraception seeks to fill this gap by evaluating the practice, not from personal preference or mere experience, but from the four major theological disciplines of Christianity: Historical, Biblical, Systematic, and Practical Theology and Ethics. The book begins with a contrastive analysis between secular and ecclesiastical culture and thought concerning the subject of contraception and the purpose of the sexual act. The claims of the Church, that contraception is morally unacceptable, is examined further as the book takes the reader on a journey through biblical, systematic, and practical arguments which establish the foundations of the Historic Church's claim. Opposing arguments are evaluated as to their strength and validity. In fact, Hodge stirs the debate with a challenge that he has yet to see Christians set forth a valid biblical argument in support of contraceptive practices. For the reader seeking to place procreative ethics under the lordship of Christ, The Christian Case against Contraception offers a bold and clear way forward.

Genesis 1 11

Author: Claus Westermann

Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Pub


Category: Religion

Page: 636

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Nelson s New Illustrated Bible Commentary

Commentaries on Genesis Atkison, David. The Message of Genesis 111. The
Bible Speaks Today Series. J.A. Motyer and John R.W. Stott, eds. (Downers
Grove: InterVarsity, 1994). Baldwin, Joyce G. The Message of Genesis 12–50.

Author: Thomas Nelson

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1418587346

Category: Religion

Page: 1872

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A comprehensive verse-by-verse commentary for lay Bible students, fully highlighted by articles, maps, charts, and illustrations-all in one volume. Clear and Comprehensive: Annotations by leading evangelical scholars don't dodge tough issues; alternative views are presented fairly, but commentators make their positions clear. Attractively Designed: Graphics appeal to the sound-bite generation and others who aren't traditional commentary readers. Interesting and Revealing: Hundreds of feature articles that provide additional information or new perspectives on a topic related to Bible background. Visually Appealing: Maps, drawings, and photos illuminate the commentary and visualize important information.

Preaching Christ from Genesis

The challenge for preachers, therefore, is to hear the message of each Genesis
narrative first as Israel would have heard ... short series: five or six sermons on
Israel's prehistory (Gen 1:111:26), five or six on the Abraham cycle (11:27–25:
11), ...

Author: Sidney Greidanus

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802825869

Category: Religion

Page: 518

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Sidney Greidanus's previous two preaching books -- The Modern Preacher and the Ancient Text andPreaching Christ from the Old Testament -- have received wide acclaim. Preaching Christ from Genesis offers more of Greidanus's solid, practical homiletical fare. Packed with unique features, Preaching Christ from Genesis uses the latest scholarly research to analyze twenty-three Genesis narratives presents the rhetorical structures and other literary features of each narrative discloses the message for Israel (theme) as well as the author's likely purpose (goal) explores various ways of preaching Christ from each narrative offers sermon exposition and commentary in oral style suggests relevant sermon forms, introductions, and applications Including helpful appendixes -- "Ten Steps from Text to Sermon," "An Expository Sermon Model," and three of the author's own Genesis sermons -- this volume will be an invaluable resource for preachers and Bible teachers.

Taking Rational Trouble Over the Mysteries

... and deep truth-speaking. Read in the company of an understanding of ancient
Near Eastern context we see a stunning message elegantly and persuasively
communicated. ... Genesis 111: A Continental Commentary. Translated by John

Author: Nicola Hoggard Creegan

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1621898059

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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How can one believe in an age of doubt? How can we name the mystery of God in human words? Does nature speak of the glory of God? Does science undermine faith? Is the problem of evil unanswerable? In this volume scientists, theologians, philosophers, as well as a historian and social scientist, take seriously the challenge of knowing and speaking about God in an age of doubt and challenge. All New Zealand writers, the authors reflect a variety of styles, inputs, and assumptions from "down under." Some look to answer new atheists directly, others point out links between belief and unbelief in any age. There are essays that show us new ways of reading old texts. Scientists reflect on nature, its signs, and its obscurity. We are confronted also with the mixed picture of belief and unbelief that the last few hundred years reveals to us. Most of these essays have come out of seminars and conferences put on by TANSA (Theology and the Natural Sciences in Aotearoa), a forum for discussion and interpretation amongst scientists and theologians in New Zealand.