Genesis – John Walton – NIV Application Commentary

NIV Application Commentary GenesisJohn H. Walton is the author of the Genesis volume in the NIV Application Commentary series.

The author has written many books on the writings of Moses. He holds non-traditional views on the creation account, believing that Genesis 1 does not teach the creation of the material universe.

Pastors and teachers will likely find Walton’s exegesis and application of the narrative accounts in the book helpful.

The Bible begins and ends with a revelation of God that gives redemption its basis.

From the first verse of Genesis, the book of origins, we encounter a God of personality, character, purpose, and activity.

Only in the light of what he shows us of himself as the Creator of our world and the Interactor with human history does the salvation story assume its proper context. Genesis sets things in order: God first, then us. In the words of the general editor’s preface, “Especially after the Tower of Babel it became evident that people had forgotten who God was. They needed reminding.

The moves God made were essentially concerned with putting himself in front of the world’s peoples.”

Today, perhaps more than ever, we need God to put himself in front of us―to remind us who he is, and that he is.

With characteristic creativity and uncommon depth, John H. Walton demonstrates the timeless relevance of Genesis.

Revealing the links between Genesis and our own times, Dr. Walton shows how this mysterious, often baffling book filled with obscure peoples and practices reveals truth to guide our twenty-first-century lives.

John H. Walton (PhD, Hebrew Union College) is a professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College Graduate School. He is the author or coauthor of several books, including Chronological and Background Charts of the Old Testament, Ancient Israelite Literature in Its Cultural Context, Covenant: God’s Purpose, God’s Plan, The IVP Bible Background Commentary: Old Testament, and A Survey of the Old Testament. [1]

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