The Book of Genesis

Victor P. Hamilton

The Book of Genesis
The Book of Genesis

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Series: New International Commentary on the Old Testament
Categories: Genesis
Tags: TechnicalPastoral

The Book of Genesis, Chapters 1-17

The Book of Genesis, Chapters 18-50

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4.625 out of 5 based on 8 user ratings
Jeffrey September 12, 2015 5 5
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John Glynn September 20, 2008 5 5
Jim Rosscup September 20, 2008 5 5
Like Wenham and Mathews, Hamilton writes from a generally conservative evangelical perspective. I rank Mathews slightly higher simply because Hamilton is a rather dry read. He is, however, always worth consulting. [Full Review]
Jeremy Pierce (parableman) July 5, 2008 4.5 5
Hamilton is a conservative evangelical, and the series is generally seen as being more conservative than WBC, which is probably the reason he gets a little less attention from the less-conservative end of scholarship. I think the commentaries are about equivalent in quality, with Wenham perhaps winning out a little more often in terms of incisive exegesis but Hamilton giving a little more depth on more issues, especially in his introduction. Hamilton is particularly better on linguistic issues such as grammar and close analysis of particular words, but I think he may sometimes overdo it chasing lexical rabbit trails. He takes the time throughout his commentary to look at the New Testament use of Genesis. I would say that Hamilton and Wenham balance each other pretty well as a pair. Hamilton is also known for his Handbook on the Pentateuch. [Full Review]
Emphasis on comparative Semitics. Evangelical. [Full Review]
Denver Seminary Journal June 16, 2008 4 5
Emphasis on comparative Semitics. Evangelical. [Full Review]

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