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How It All Began:
Genesis 1-11

By Dr. Bob Utley, retired professor of hermeneutics (Biblical interpretation)

 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

Brief Explanations of the Technical Resources used in This Commentary

Brief Definitions of Hebrew Verbal Forms that Impact Exegesis

Abbreviations Used in This Commentary

A Word From the Author: How Can This Commentary Help You?

A Guide to Good Bible Reading: A Personal Search for Verifiable Truth

Commentary:

Opening Statements on the Study of Genesis

Introduction to Genesis

Genesis 1:1-2:3

Genesis 2:4-25

Genesis 3:1-24

Genesis 4:1-26

Genesis 5

Genesis 6:1-22

Genesis 7

Genesis 8:1-22

Genesis 9:1-29

Genesis 10:1-32

Genesis 11:1-32

Appendices:

Old Testament as History

Old Testament Historical Narratives

Old Testament Historiography Compared with Contemporary Near Eastern Culture

Old Testament Timeline

Doctrinal Statement

 

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