Genesis
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Genesis

Understanding the Books of the Bible

by Christopher R. Smith

Genesis
paperback
  • Length: 133 pages
  • Published: July 10, 2010
  •  Discontinued
  • ISBN: 978-0-8308-5801-9
  • Item Code: 5801
  • Case Quantity: 32

The book of Genesis is one of the most influential writings in history, looked to for centuries to help answer first-order questions of the origin and meaning of human life. This study guide takes you through Genesis as a whole and then helps you understand each of its individual sections as God begins his work of restoring his once-good creation through the family of one man, Abraham. The 30-lesson format is ideally presented for group or individual studies and will evoke deep conversation about all the wonderful themes of Genesis. It will also bring personal growth and life change through a whole new level of understanding and engaging God's Word.

The Understanding the Books of the Bible study series helps readers understand the biblical story by not only talking about what the authors wrote, but also how they wrote. Quite often, recognizing whether a passage is poetry, proverb, or history and discerning how the author built his book will unlock its meaning for today's reader.

Christopher R. Smith

The Rev. Dr. Christopher R. Smith is an author and biblical scholar who lives in East Lansing, Michigan. He served local churches for nearly twenty years in Massachusetts, Ontario and Michigan and is now a volunteer campus staff member with Graduate InterVarsity at Michigan State University. He was a consulting editor to the International Bible Society (now Biblica) for The Books of the Bible, an edition of the Scriptures that presents the biblical books according to their natural literary outlines, without chapters and verses. He was one of the translators for The Voice Bible. Smith has a B.A. in literature from Harvard, a master's degree in theological studies from Gordon-Conwell, and a Ph.D. in historical theology and Bible from Boston College. He has taught visiting, adjunct and extension courses at Williams College, Regent College and the Ontario Bible College (now Tyndale University College). His articles have appeared in professional journals such as Novum Testamentum, New Testament Studies and the Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, in periodicals such as Bible Study Magazine, and on websites such as The High Calling of Our Daily Work.

BY Christopher R. Smith

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