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Baker The Boice Commentary Series: Genesis, Volume 1

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.
This first volume in the three-volume series on the Book of Genesis, this volume shows how the story ofredemption, 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.
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Review 1 for The Boice Commentary Series: Genesis, Volume 1
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Date:May 26, 2009
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Calix Furus
I only read the first few chapters so far, but I find it quite useful. It's easy to read, while still remaining deep. It seems to me so far that he is dedicated to six day creation, however he gave up the fight for the when of it. He feels it happened millions of years ago, because he admits to have difficulty with believing it happened only a few thousands of years ago. I would still recommend it, as the commentator is committed to understand the Truth, and he starts with the Bible, lifting up its authority. As D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones said: "We don't believe in popes." Keep it in mind and use this book.
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Review 2 for The Boice Commentary Series: Genesis, Volume 1
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Date:March 3, 2009
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Jay Mcghee
A great commentary for preaching or developing illustrations. Boice primarily connects the text to the New Testament and develops an interpretation from a christian perspective. There's little deep analysis of language or multiple interpretations from other experts.
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Review 3 for The Boice Commentary Series: Genesis, Volume 1
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Date:June 22, 2008
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Kelley
I thoroughly enjoyed his work. I used this 3 vol set in conjunction with 2 other commentaries. I looked most forward to Boice's. He did not get bogged down in trying to prove the Bible, instead he showed the foundational characters and applied it to life.
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Review 4 for The Boice Commentary Series: Genesis, Volume 1
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Date:April 10, 2008
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Hulsey
Disappointed. I was hoping for an exposition and received an apologetic work. The capitulation to modern science(falsely called) in the creation narrative was also a disappointment.
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Review 5 for The Boice Commentary Series: Genesis, Volume 1
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Date:August 11, 2007
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Bruce Latimer
This 3 vol set of Boice's sermons and teachings on Genesis fills a gap in my interest in Genesis. I have always considered it the most central book in the Bible because it deals with "first things" and these works are first rate. My only reget is that he did not live to write more such material.
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Review 6 for The Boice Commentary Series: Genesis, Volume 1
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Date:November 30, 2006
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Tamara
This maintained my understanding skills towards the Bible.
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