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Genesis: An Expositional Commentary, Vol. 1: Genesis 1-11 [Paperback]

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Pages   464
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.98" Width: 6.08" Height: 1.15"
Weight:   1.62 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   May 1, 2006
Publisher   Baker Publishing Group
ISBN  0801066379  
EAN  9780801066375  

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A newly repackaged edition of a classic commentary from James Montgomery Boice. The first of three volumes, Creation and Fall discusses the first eleven chapters on the book of Genesis.

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What can we gain from studying the Book of Genesis? According to James Montgomery Boice, starting at the beginning of everything causes us to think about God and to understand ourselves as fallen, yet redeemable. This knowledge not only deepen our understanding of the Christian faith but also enhances our ability to impart the gospel's truth to a world desperately in need of it.
The first in a three-volume series on the Book of Genesis, Creation and Fall shows how the story of redemption--essentially all of Scripture--has no significance apart from the story of creation and fall. These first eleven chapters of Genesis establish the relationship of God to the cosmos and to all peoples of the earth. Topics covered in volume 1 include:
-"In the Beginning" (1:1)
-"Is the Fall a Fact?" (3:1-6)
-"Only Evil All the Time" (6:5-8)
-"The God Who Remembers" (8:1-19)
-"The Test of Human Government" (9:1-7)
-"The Tower of Babel" (11:1-9)

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James Montgomery Boice James Montgomery Boice, Th.D. (July 7, 1938 – June 15, 2000) was a Reformed theologian, Bible teacher, and pastor of Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia from 1968 until his death. He is heard on The Bible Study Hour radio broadcast and was a well-known author and speaker in evangelical and Reformed circles. He also served as Chairman of the International Council on Biblical Inerrancy for over ten years and was a founding member of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals.

Boice received a diploma from The Stony Brook School (1956), an A.B. from Harvard University (1960), a B.D. from Princeton Theological Seminary (1963), a Th.D from the University of Basel in Switzerland (1966), and a D.D., (honorary) from the Theological Seminary of the Reformed Episcopal Church (1982). He died on June 15, 2000.

James Montgomery Boice lived in Philadelphia, in the state of Pennsylvania. James Montgomery Boice was born in 1938 and died in 2000.

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4 stars  Sep 4, 2006
**** The first and last books of the Bible are the two most likely to cause an argument. One deals with how the world ends, the other with how it begins. However, Genesis is about much more than simply how did we get here, and Dr. Boice explores this in minute detail. The stories of Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel, Noah, and the Tower of Babel are thoroughly discussed. Even the long lists of begats are given full viewing. Amazingly, even what might be considered the dryest text in this section of scripture becomes fascinating. How Genesis touches every portion of the Bible is shown clearly. This is a very readable, enjoyable commentary that is also quite educational and illuminating. ****

Amanda Killgore
fine commentaries but in need of supplemental resources  Aug 19, 2005
Boice was the model of scholarly pastor -- BA Harvard; MDiv. Princeton Seminary; PhD Basel Switzerland. He spent his entire ministry at one church (30 years at 10th Presbyterian), in the city he loved and grew it to thousands.

I have used his commentaries now in Ephesians, Acts, Genesis, and John, and in my opinion his NT work tends to be less moralistic and more Christ-Centered than his OT work.

Nevertheless, his exegesis is always thorough, readable, theologically solid. And the hardcover edition by Baker is packaged nicely. This set is definitely worth having, but you will want to supplement it with something like Allen Ross (more technical), Iain Duguid (more focused on covenant theology), and Waltke (more theologically rich).
A Complete, Accurate and Concise Commentary  Jul 11, 2003
I have enjoyed this three volume set. You cannot take this book and read it like a novel. The subject requires much study and research even though the book provides the scripture.
He does a great job handling Genesis chapter 6. This very difficult chapter is put forth quite well by Moses! Most authors and especially expositors read right over the words in an effort to avoid the contoversy. Feature this: we read how God created the Heavens and the Earth with one word yet have a hard time with chapter six. The controversy is put forth by those that WILL NOT believe what the Bible says. Brother Boice handles the topic just as God breathed it to a cloud of Biblical writers!
The genealogy sections of Genesis are given meaning and are not boring. He does and excellent job of integrating the people and the stories into the New Testement. I cannot imagine having a serious study of Genesis and NOT reading this book! But be ready, it has took me three months to finish the first 11 chapters! This set shall remain one of my most valued references in my library.
I basically agree, but ...  Jan 15, 2002
Generally Boice is a very helpful writer, and I thought his book "Standing on the Rock" is an excellent defence of Biblical inerrancy.

[...] he's disappointing on a literal Genesis, [...] I think it's serious enough to deduct two stars. NOT because it's wrong (although it is), but because of his REASONS for rejecting a straightforward exegesis.

On Vol. 1 p. 57-62, he writes:

`We have to admit here [concerning those who take the six days of Creation as literal days] that the exegetical basis [the arguments from the words of Scripture] of the creationists is strong. ... In spite of the careful biblical and scientific research that has accumulated in support of the creationists' view, there are problems that make the theory wrong to most (including many evangelical) scientists. ... Data from various disciplines point to a very old earth and even older universe.'

I.e. unlike everywhere else in the Bible, where he insists on the primacy of Scripture, here he is admitting that he is, in effect, adopting the primacy of 'science' (really the uniformitarian *interpretation* of data) and reinterpreting Scripture to fit.

From a Sunday School Teacher  Jul 14, 2000
This exogesis of the first 11 chapters of Genisis is compiled, evidently from sermons preached by the late Dr. Boyce. It is easy reading and was of great assistance in developement of applications for an adult Bible Study. His view of the litteral 6 day creation was disapointing, however, (he disagrees with that viewpoint). But it did not distract from the essence of his writing and I found the book very usefull as a teaching aid.

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