The Book of Genesis, Chapters 18-50

(Hardback - Sep 1995)
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In the Old Testament we read God's word as it was spoken to his people Israel. Today, thousands of years later, we hear in these thirty-nine books his inspired and authoritative message for us. These twin convictions, shared by all of the contributors to The New International Commentary on the Old Testament, define the goal of this ambitious series of commentaries. For those many modern readers who find the Old Testament to be strange and foreign soil, the NICOT series serves as an authoritative guide bridging the cultural gap between today's world and the world of ancient Israel. Each NICOT volume aims to help us hear God's word as clearly as possible. Scholars, pastors, and serious Bible students will welcome the fresh light that this commentary series casts on ancient yet familiar biblical texts. The contributors apply their proven scholarly expertise and wide experience as teachers to illumine our understanding of the Old Testament. As gifted writers, they present the results of the best recent research in an interesting manner. Each commentary opens with an introduction to the biblical book, looking especially at questions concerning its background, authorship, date, purpose, structure, and theology. A select bibliography also points readers to resources for their own study. The author's own translation from the original Hebrew forms the basis of the commentary proper. Verse-by-verse comments nicely balance in-depth discussions of technical matters textual criticism, critical problems, and so on with exposition of the biblical writer's theology and its implications for the life of faith today."


  • SKU: 9780802823090
  • SKU10: 0802823092
  • Title: The Book of Genesis, Chapters 18-50
  • Series: New International Commentary on the Old Testament
  • Qty Remaining Online: 2
  • Publisher: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
  • Date Published: Sep 1995
  • Edition: #2
  • Pages: 733
  • Weight lbs: 2.85
  • Dimensions: 9.30" L x 6.50" W x 2.20" H
  • Themes: Theometrics | Academic; Topical | Home Schooling;
  • Category: COMMENTARIES
  • Subject: Biblical Commentary - Old Testament


"A standard resource for scholarly and nonscholarly students of Genesis for many years to come." — Bibliotheca Sacra

"H. provides a fresh translation, copious notes and bibliography, and an "evangelical" reading of the text, including frequent paragraphs that discuss the New Testament appropriation of Genesis…. He has ransacked the immense secondary literature on Genesis and provides fair and remarkably clear discussions of controverted points…. Its clear verse-by-verse layout makes it a delight to consult on specific points…. I plan to keep his two-volume commentary close at hand and refer to it often." — Currents in Theology and Mission

"An attractive exposition of the text, showing how it is possible to argue for the coherence of the completed book…. This is a commentary which brings the stories to life." — Expository Times

"As is evident from the bibliographical notes that occasionally take up the better part of a page, Hamilton has digested much of the international scholarship on Genesis, and all serious students of the Bible's first book will use the present commentary with much profit. It is a mine of information, to be accessed through several indexes. Scholars would be ill advised to ignore this fine work." — Internationale Zeitschriftenschau für Bibelwissenschaft und Grenzgebiete (IZBG)

"One of our leading evangelical Old Testament scholars completes with this volume an amazingly detailed study of the first book of the Bible. It is a gold mine for teachers and serious Bible students who want to go more deeply than what is given in teachers' books and study Bibles…. The best evangelical commentary on Genesis." — Librarian's World

"The book is well structured and contains a useful index of abbreviations at the beginning of the book, and indexes of subjects, authors, scriptural references and of transliterated Hebrew worlds at the end of the book. Of great importance is the author's excellent attempt at giving significant meaning to contemporary preaching in the Church. Hamilton's work will certainly suit the needs of scholars, seminarians and ministers who still require to get involved with a solid exegesis on the Biblical text. This is a highly recommended work for ministers and Old Testament scholars." — Old Testament Essays

"A concise, well-informed, conservative interpretation of Genesis 18-50. While rejecting the Documentary Hypothesis, the work offers fine insights into narratology, its references to secondary literature will allow the interested student to pursue disputed questions further." — Scripture Bulletin (U.K.)

"An excellent, stimulating commentary which is perceptive and highlights many subtle nuances of the text." — Society of O. T. Study Book List

"There are several fine Genesis commentaries; Hamilton's receives the award for best-all-around…. The New International Commentary on the Old Testament (NICOT) is the best all-around Old Testament commentary set for most pastors, students, and lay people who are serious about Bible Study." — Southwestern Journal of Theology

"Scholars of all varieties will benefit from Hamilton's newly completed two-volume commentary on Genesis. Avowedly conservative and evangelical, H. attempts to present a fully scholarly commentary blended with theological reflection…. Close attention to detail is what one expects in a commentary, and H. fulfills this expectation…. A valuable contribution. It deserves to be consulted in tandem with the recent major commentaries on Genesis by C. Westermann and G. J. Wenham." — The Catholic Biblical Quarterly

"A magnificent tool for the exegesis of Genesis 18-50. Henceforth, students of Genesis have at hand an enormous store of information and sound analysis to guide them." — Themelios

"A major enterprise, which should find its place on library shelves alongside Westermann, von Rad and Speiser." — Theological Book Review (U.K.)


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