Genesis (Geneva Commentaries)
- Author: John Calvin
- Edition: Library Binding
- Publisher: Banner of Truth
Information on Genesis from the publisher:
For hundreds of years Christendom has been blessed with Bible commentaries written by great men of God highly respected for their godly walk and their insight into spiritual truth. The Crossway Classic Commentary Series, carefully adapted for maximum understanding and usefulness, presents the very best work on individual Bible books for today's believers.With its memorable stories and important beginnings, Genesis is one of the most enjoyable Old Testament books. It is more than just a history, however; the Bible's first book acquaints us with several aspects of the knowledge of God and ourselves, and thus lays the foundation of Christianity.John Calvin notes four theological themes that run through this ancient book and into our hearts and lives today -- including our ruinous guilt with its resulting radical alienation from God, and His pervasive love that redeems us. Calvin's ability to discern character and motivation from clues in the text, blended with his understanding of man's condition, create a work that is constantly probing and practical, a thought-provoking and faithful exploration of this great Bible book.
Description of John Calvin, author of Genesis:
John Calvin, one of the great Reformation leaders, is known for his excellent methods of interpretation and exposition. There is no introduction to this work, though a very interesting dedication is made by Calvin to the Prince Henry of Vendome, future king of France. The comments themselves draw out the important aspects of divine covenant, God's plans for humanity and the awesome nature of God's being. This commentary is a fine example of Calvin's thought and theology. A good commentary for teachers, scholars or the dedicated lay person.