The Message of Genesis 12-50

Joyce Baldwin

The Message of Genesis 12-50
The Message of Genesis 12-50

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Series: Bible Speaks Today
Categories: Genesis
Tags: Devotional

Book Information

Pages: 224
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Published: 1986
ISBN-10: 0877842981
ISBN-13: 9780877842989

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Joyce Baldwin did the second volume on chapters 12-50 (subtitled "From Abraham to Joseph"). I really like most of Baldwin's work, especially at the expositional level. She wrote this before Atkinson wrote the first volume, so it's not exactly designed as a followup to Atkinson's commentary. One of Baldwin's interests is in connecting the stories of the patriarchs with archeological finds and defending the text against skeptical claims against its accuracy. Unlike Atkinson's much smaller portion of the book, Baldwin has to cover a huge amount of material and thus is much thinner. Much of that space is summary of what happens, with some use of background information to aid understanding and some reflection on principles of application, but this is somewhat brief for a series that almost specializes in that in most of its volumes. [Full Review]

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