Genesis sets the scene for the whole of the Bible, and indeed the entire human drama. It is a book both of beginnings and of a new beginning – the dawn of the gospel.
In The Message of Genesis 12-50, Joyce G. Baldwin shows how the vivid narratives of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Joseph still speak to us today, highlighting God's ways of dealing with ordinary men and women. Unpacking how, in fulfilling his great plan for the whole of humanity, God works individually with imperfect people, Baldwin explores the meaning Genesis 12-50 holds for modern Christians – and how the often painful experiences it relates help us to know the character of the God we worship better.
Part of the loved and trusted The Bible Speaks Today series of commentaries, The Message of Genesis 12-50 offers an insightful, readable exposition of the Biblical text and thought-provoking discussion of how its meaning relates to contemporary life. Used by Bible students and teachers around the world, The Bible Speaks Today commentaries are ideal for anyone studying or preaching Genesis and who want to delve deeper into the text.
This beautifully redesigned edition has also been sensitively updated to include modern references and use the NRSV Bible text.
The stories of Genesis offer glimpses of the gospel, and the message of Genesis speaks with practical meaning to the followers of Jesus in the twenty-first century. The Message of Genesis 12-50 will help for anyone looking for a commentary on the Genesis that makes clear that meaning both in its original context and for Christians today.