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The Patriarchal Period:
Genesis 12-50

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

The Old Testament as History

OT Historiography Compared with Contemporary Near Eastern Cultures

Genre and Interpretation: Old Testament Narrative

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

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

Commentary:

Introduction to Genesis 11:24-12:20

Genesis 12 Genesis 25 Genesis 38
Genesis 13 Genesis 26 Genesis 39
Genesis 14 Genesis 27 Genesis 40
Genesis 15 Genesis 28 Genesis 41
Genesis 16 Genesis 29 Genesis 42
Genesis 17 Genesis 30 Genesis 43
Genesis 18 Genesis 31 Genesis 44
Genesis 19 Genesis 32 Genesis 45
Genesis 20 Genesis 33 Genesis 46
Genesis 21 Genesis 34 Genesis 47
Genesis 22 Genesis 35 Genesis 48
Genesis 23 Genesis 36 Genesis 49
Genesis 24 Genesis 37 Genesis 50

Appendices:

Old Testament Timeline

Doctrinal Statement

 

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