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Summary Chart of
The Book of Genesis
Focus Foundation Events
(Four Events)
(Events Predominant)
Foundation People
(Four People)
(People Predominant)
Divisions Creation
(Ge 1-2)
Fall
(Ge 3-5)
Flood
(Ge 6-9)
Nations
(Ge 10-12)
Abraham's
Faith
(Ge 12-24)
Isaac's
Family
(Ge 25-26)
Jacob's Conflicts
(Ge 27-36)
Joseph's
Calamity
(Ge 37-50)
Topics Beginning of the Human Race
(Race As A Whole)
Beginning of the Hebrew Race
(Family of Abraham)
Faithfulness of Mankind
(Noah)
Faithfulness of One Man's Family
(Abraham)
Historical Biographical
Place Eastward
From Eden to Ur
Westward
From Canaan to Egypt
Time ~2000+ Years
(20% of Genesis)
(~4004-2090BC)
About 300 Years
193 Yr in Canaan, 93 Yr in Egypt
(80% of Genesis)
(2090-1804BC)
Primeval History
of Humanity
Patriarchal History
of Israel
Author Moses

BEGINNINGS

  • Ge 1:1-25 - The Universe (Everything)
  • Ge 1:26-2:25 - The Human Race
  • Ge 3:1-7 - Sin Enters the World
  • Ge 3:8-24- God Promises Redemption from Bondage to Sin
  • Ge 4:1-15 - Family Life
  • Ge 4:16ff - Civilization
  • Ge 10:1-11:32 - The Nations of the World
  • Ge 12:1ff - The Story of Israel and the Jews

GENESIS: PRECEPT MINISTRIES INTERNATIONAL INDUCTIVE STUDY

  • Lesson 1 of each of Parts 1-5 can be downloaded as Pdf
  • Click for discussion of the value of Inductive Study

This course explores creation from Genesis 1–2. You will learn how the world was created and how man came into being as you study both biblical and scientific accounts. 6 weeks, 6 lessons

Genesis 3–11 contains promises that unfold throughout Scripture. See God's plan for marriage, His relationship with His people, His judgment of the wicked, and His salvation of the righteous. (Not dependent on Genesis Part 1.) 10 weeks, 10 lessons

Learn principles and truths from the life of Abraham that will challenge you in your walk, and give you hope in your future. In the life of Abraham, we see God's choosing and the further unfolding of His redemptive plan. We learn more about God's character and His relationship with us in Abraham's example. Learn how man becomes righteous, how God keeps His promises, and how God protects those who are His. 6 weeks, 6 lessons (covers Genesis 12–25)

God renews the covenant promise to Abraham through the patriarchs Isaac and Jacob. Their lives become an integral part of the scarlet thread of redemption that God weaves through all of Scripture and the source of comfort for us. But two nations arise from Isaac, descendants of Jacob and Esau. Their struggle continues the story of God's choice. The lessons we learn for our lives from these men and their relationship to God can guide our steps of faith. 4 weeks, 4 lessons (covers Genesis 24–36)

Have you ever been falsely accused? Or maybe you have suffered unjustly for something you had no control over. The life of Joseph is a study on handling extreme situations. What would you be like if you were the ruler of the world? How would you act if you were literally a slave? Joseph had to deal with a life of ups and downs, and his God taught him how to handle them all. 4 weeks, 4 lessons (covers Genesis 37–50) See page 37 for chapter themes 1-36

LECTURES CORRELATING
WITH PRECEPT GENESIS LESSONS

GENESIS 1-2

GENESIS 3-11

GENESIS 13-25

GENESIS 27-36

GENESIS 37-50

HENRY ALFORD
THE BOOK OF GENESIS

Cyril Barber - Though accepting a modified form of the documentary hypothesis (What is the documentary hypothesis?), Alford succeeds in bringing to his study of the OT the same depth of insight and richness of thought that characterized his treatment of the NT A rare work; buy it while it is available.

JACK ARNOLD
SERMONS
GENESIS

CYRIL BARBER
GENESIS
THE MINISTER'S LIBRARY

These are Barber's recommendations for the pastor's library. These recommendations are from Volume 2 and Volume 3.

  • Aalders, Gerhard Charles. Genesis. 2 vols. Bible Student's Commentary. Translated by W Heymen. Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House, 1981. The publication in English of this outstanding Dutch commentary makes available to presentday preachers the exegetical insights of a renowned Bible scholar. Should aid in the exposition of the Word.
  • *Alford, Henry. The Book of Genesis, and Part of the Book of Exodus (see below). Minneapolis: Klock & Klock Christian Publishers, 1979. Though accepting a modified form of the documentary hypothesis (What is the documentary hypothesis?), Alford succeeds in bringing to his study of the OT the same depth of insight and richness of thought that characterized his treatment of the NT A rare work; buy it while it is available.
  • Augustinus, Aurelius. The Literal Meaning of Genesis. 2 vols. Translated and annotated by J. H. Taylor. New York: Newman Press, 1982. Part of the Ancient Christian Writers series. Records Augustine's impressions of Genesis during the years following his conversion. In these volumes we see how he corrected the Manichean heresy that characterized his early beliefs.
  • Boice, James Montgomery. Genesis: An Expositional Commentary. In process. Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House, 1982-. Adequately explains the basic theme, purpose, and theology inherent in Genesis. Deals bravely with critical issues. Champions the cause of biblical creationism. Challenges the thinking of his readers as he deals realistically with the "sons of God" issue, the extent of the Deluge, and similar questions. Succeeds in providing the kind of exposition that may well become the best ever produced on this portion of God's Word. Scheduled for three volumes. Recommended.
  • Boice, James Montgomery. Genesis: An Expositional Commentary. 3 vols. Grand Rapids: Ministry Resources Library, 1982-87. Now complete, this study deals fairly with the numerous difficulties expositors face as they seek to interpret this portion of God's Word. Boice is fair when it comes to treating points of view that differ from his own. He makes a good case for ex nihilo creation, believes the sons of God are angelic beings, that the flood was universal, et cetera. He treats the contents section by section, rather than verse by verse. His discussion of the life of the patriarchs is excellent. Whereas in the past pastors have relied heavily upon the works of Candlish, Delitzsch, and a few others for background material, in Boice's exposition they now have a new and up-to-date work to consult.
  • Bonar, Horatius. Thoughts on Genesis (see below). Grand Rapids: Kregei Publications, 1979. First published in 1875 under the title Earth's Morning, these devotional studies of Genesis chaps. 1-6, covering the period from Adam to the Flood, are permeated with practical application of biblical truth to life.
  • Bruggemann, Walter. Genesis. Interpretation, a Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching. Atlanta: John Knox Press, 1982. †Presenting in a popular format the results of higher critical theories, this work succeeds in combining historical, textual, and theological issues in a way that is designed to enrich a preacher's pulpit ministry.
  • Bush, George. Notes on Genesis. Volume 1, Volume 2 in 1 (see below). Minneapolis: Klock & Klock Christian Publishers, 1976. Although dated archaeologically and historically, Bush more than makes up for these deficiencies with his enriching comments on the text, sidelights drawn from his thorough knowledge of the Arab culture, and devotional application.
  • Candlish, Robert Smith. Studies in Genesis (see below). Grand Rapids: Kregel Publications, 1979. First published in 1868. Candlish highlights the doctrinal issues as well as the biographical features contained in this portion of God's Word. In spite of its age, this remains one of the best works for pastors. Recommended.
  • Davidson, Robert. Genesis 1-11. Cambridge Bible Commentary on the New English Bible. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1973. †This "Prologue" to Genesis presents the material in the form of myths within a religious framework and seeks to see extrabiblical tales behind the events of creation, the Fall, the Flood, and the tower of Babel.
  • _______, Genesis 12-50. Cambridge Bible Commentary on the New English Bible. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1979. If one makes allowance for the writer's use of Redaktionsgeschichte, this work has some value for it is rich in historical references and has some occasional exegetical insights.
  • Davis, John D. Genesis and Semitic Tradition. Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1980. First published in 1894, this conservative work by a Reformed Bible scholar demonstrates the uniqueness as well as the integrity of the OT when compared with literary material from the ancient Near East. Most valuable.
  • *Davis, John James. Paradise to Prison: Studies in Genesis. Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1975. An indispensable aid to the study of Genesis by one whose archaeological, historical, and philological expertise places him in the forefront of evangelical scholars today. Recommended.
  • DeHaan, Martin Ralph. Portraits of Christ in Genesis. Grand Rapids: Kregel Publications, 1995. First published in 1966. These messages comprise the last of DeHaan’s highly readable books. They explores the lives of the men mentioned in Genesis and draw from their experiences the prophetic types that prefigure the life and ministry of Jesus Christ.
  • Delitzsch, Franz Julius. A New Commentary on Genesis (see below). Translated by S. Taylor. 2 vols. Minneapolis: Klock & Klock Christian Publishers, 1979. Adopts a moderate approach to the critical theories of authorship. Provides an excellent treatment of the period from Abraham to Joseph. Deserving of careful reading.
  • *Dillow, Joseph C. The Waters Above: Earth's Pre-Flood Vapor Canopy. Chicago: Moody Press, 1981. By drawing information from a variety of sources, Dillow provides ample evidence in support of an antediluvian vapor canopy around the earth. His exegesis is thorough and the model he proposes is plausible, explaining thermal and physical phenomena in an understandable manner. Recommended.
  • Erdman, Charles Rosenbury. The Book of Genesis: An Exposition. Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1982. First published in 1950, this handy overview of Moses' first book traces the main theme and reveals the relevance of this portion of God's Word through the leading characters.
  • Fohr, S. D. Adam and Eve: The Spiritual Symbolism of Genesis and Exodus. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1986. Seeks to retrieve the narrative portions of Genesis and Exodus from the limbo to which modern scholarship has relegated them. Develops a symbolic interpretation based upon four ages and a cyclical view of history. Incorporates pag
  • Gibson, John C. L. Genesis. 2 vols. Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1981-. †Inspired by William Barclay's NT studies, these OT works seek to follow a similar format. Gibson's scholarship is impeccable, but his reliance on extrabiblical source material and adherence to beliefs long identified with the theological left undermine the value of this commentary. "This is liberal scholarship at its worst. Conservative views of this section of scripture are set aside and often ridiculed. Evangelicals should look elsewhere for insights into this vital portion of the Old Testament" (Donald K. Campbell).
  • Green, William Henry. The Unity of the Book of Genesis. Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1979. First published in 1895, this volume answers the adherents of the documentary hypothesis point-by-point. Green maintains the consistency, harmony, unity, and Mosaic authorship of Genesis and succeeds in demolishing higher critical theories with a fairness that is impressive.
  • Ham, Ken, and Paul Taylor. The Genesis Solution. Santee, CA: Master Books, 1988. Shows the importance of a proper understanding of the Book of Genesis. Explains how such an approach to the world's and mankind's beginnings is essential to all other forms of knowledge. A good book. Well-reasoned.
  • Hamilton, Victor P. The Book of Genesis, Chapters 1--17. New International Commentary on the Old Testament. Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1990. Includes sections on the book's title, structure, composition, theology, problems in interpretation, canonicity, the MT, an outline, and a select bibliography. The commentary is based upon the author's own translation, and gives evidence of his extensive knowledge of the ancient Near East, of the writings of others, and of literary and form criticism
  • Hamilton, Victor P. The Book of Genesis, Chapters 18--50. New International Commentary on the Old Testament. Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans publishing Co., 1995. This prodigious and scholarly work provides readers with linguistic, historical, literary, social and theological information on the text of Genesis and the lives of the Patriarchs. It emphasizes God’s loyalty to His word and illustrates His faithfulness to His covenant. This volume begins with Abraham’s reception of the three “Visitors” and ends with the story of Joseph. Devotional thoughts are interspersed with more technical data., and the result is a work of real merit.
  • Hughes, R. Kent. Genesis: Beginning and Blessing. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2004. This well-outlined exposition of 702 pp. (replete with an index of Hughes’ sermon illustrations) gives evidence of careful preparation. The stories in the book of Genesis are well-known to us, and here they receive fresh analysis and application. Hughes’ critique of human nature is prominent throughout, and he boldly points out the origin of our rebellion against God and continued sinfulness. Also prominent is God’s grace freely bestowed upon His undeserving creatures. Preachers will find that this work contains an abundance
  • Jacob, Benno. The First Book of the Bible: Genesis. Translated and edited by Ernest I. Jacob and Walter Jacob. New York: Ktav Publishing House, 1974. After rejecting the documentary hypothesis, the author breaks new ground as he correlates the rich heritage of Judaism with the text of Genesis.
  • Janzen, J. Gerald. Abraham and All the Families of the Earth: A Commentary on the Book of Genesis 12--50. Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1993. “The ever-increasing interdependency of our postmodern era between all people of the earth-- and, between humans and the earth itself--demands that a hermeneutic of salvation history take into account the complexities of world history and embrace the environment. Janzen provides an important contribution toward such a goal by interpreting Israel’s ancestral history in Genesis 12--50 within the larger framework of creation in Genesis 1--11.”--Thomas B. Dozeman.
  • Jukes, Andrew. Types in Genesis (see below). Grand Rapids: Kregel Publications, 1976. Reprinted from the eighth (1898) edition, this work concentrates on the spiritual significance of the lives of those mentioned by Moses in his first book (Click for warnings about Typological Interpretation)
  • Kikawada, Isaac M., and Arthur Quinn. Before Abraham Was: The Unity of Genesis 1-11. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1985. After carefully analyzing a century of OT scholarship supporting the documentary hypothesis, these authors affirm the unity of Genesis 1-11. It is hoped that this work will contribute much toward a fresh appreciation of this all important portion of God's Word
  • Law, Henry. The Gospel in Genesis (see below). Carlisle, PA: Banner of Truth Trust, 1993. Sermons on select verses. Devotional and spiritually edifying, but at times heavily topological (Click for warnings about Typological Interpretation)
  • Morris, Henry Madison. The Genesis Record: A Scientific and Devotional Commentary on the Book of Beginnings. (See below for his Study Notes on Genesis) Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1976. Valuable as corollary reading. Of great importance for the scientific data that has been included in the author's exposition. Should be consulted by all who wish to be well-informed on the issues alluded to by Moses.
  • Phillips, John. Exploring Genesis: An Expository Commentary. Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2001. First published in 1980. Designed for beginning Bible students, this work contains some valid applications of truth to life, but does not deal convincingly with some of the problems.
  • Sailhamer, John H. Genesis Unbound: A Provocative New Look at the Creation Account. Sisters, OR: Multnomah Books, 1996. “A startlingly refreshing and innovative interpretation of the text of Genesis 1--2. It is an altogether new way of seeking the much needed rapproachment between the young and old earth Bible believers. Not everyone will adopt all of the features of this reverent treatment of the text, but all will find plenty to challenge their thinking in areas that they might have previously thought were consistent with the biblical text. This volume will be talked about for years to come.”-- Walter C. Kaiser, Jr.
  • Schaeffer, Francis August. Genesis in Space and Time: The Flow of Biblical History. Downers Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity Press, 1972. In grappling with the dilemmas facing modern man, Schaeffer correctly traces their origin to man's rejection of the early chapters of Genesis. The author from L'Abri explains their relevance in contemporary terms.
  • Stedman, Ray C. The Beginnings (see his sermons Genesis 1-32). Waco, Tex.: Word Books, 1978. Covering Genesis 4-11, this sequel to Understanding Man continues the author's expository studies and treats the major events from the sin of Cain to the tower of Babel. Insightful.
  • Stigers, Harold G. A Commentary on Genesis. Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House, 1975. Information from the recently discovered Ebla texts was not available to the author when he worked on the manuscript of this book. Though the treatment is primarily exegetical, the translation of the Hebrew text is helpful, and the handling of the grammar brings out the nuances inherent in the original. The placing of events in their ancient setting is particularly valuable to preachers. Unfortunately, the work is marred by numerous misspellings of Hebrew words (in their transliteration).
  • Swindoll, Charles Rozell. Joseph: A Man of Integrity and Forgiveness. Nashville: Nelson, 1998. Swindoll’s introductions are generally very good. His attempts at relevance frequently deteriorate into trite colloquiums that are “in” today and passé tomorrow. As far as the content of this book is concerned, these chapters lack insight into human nature, sidestep interpretive problems, and emphasize the obvious. What is lacking is the kind of edifying explanation drawn from the lessons of Joseph’s life.
  • Thomas, William Henry Griffith. Genesis, A Devotional Commentary (see below). Grand Rapids: Kregel Publications, 1988. Thomas' discussion of Genesis 1--11 attempts to interact with the scientific information current in his day. His treatment of chapters 12--50 is excellent. Walter C. Kaiser, Jr., says of his book: "The outstanding feature of [this work] is the way in which he puts the whole book together, carefully weaving the book's purpose, plan, unity, values, and doctrines into a beautiful, but challenging tapestry." This richly devotional work is ideal for lay study as well as for pastors. Highly recommended
  • Waltke, Bruce Keith, and C. J. Fredricks. Genesis, a Commentary. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2001. The authors could have written an erudite work, but instead produced a commentary that can be read by an intelligent layperson. There are many excellencies scattered throughout these pages. The authors do not fit into a preconceived mold. They offer a view of creation that allows for a pre-Adamic race before Genesis 1:1; adopt an amillennial approach to Genesis 12:1-3 (that unfortunately blurs the distinction between “Jews, Gentiles and the Church of God in the NT); make allowance for Moses’ use of documents, and believe that the book was brought to its present state by an unknown editor.
  • Wenham, Gordon J. Genesis 1--15. Word Biblical Commentary. Waco, TX: Word Books, 1987. This is a work of remarkable erudition. While some will consult it solely to ascertain whether or not Wenham agrees with them on some disputed point, the value of this commentary extends to the writer's discussion of the theology of Genesis, as well as his citation of important contemporary literary sources. While thoroughly conversant with the Documentary Hypothesis, only rarely does Wenham include this information in his treatment of these chapters. This is an exemplary work, and we look forward with anticipation to the publication of vol. 2.)
  • Wenham, Gordon J. Genesis 16--50. Word Biblical Commentary. Dallas, TX: Word Publications, 1994. Aims at accuracy in interpreting the original text. Here is a work of exceptional merit. It abounds in preaching values, and is to be highly recommended.
  • Westermann, Claus. Genesis, a Commentary. 3 vols. Translated by J. J. Scullion. Minneapolis: Augsburg Publishing House, 1984-86. Follows the European format for contemporary commentaries with an extensive bibliography preceding each section. Adheres to modern critical assumptions of the text's redaction. While the comments on each biblical passage are not particularly scintillating, this is a wide-ranging, well-informed, well-researched, well-documented commentary, and it is well-deserving of consultation.
  • Westermann, Claus. Genesis: A Commentary. Translated by J. J. Scullion. In process. Minneapolis: Augsburg Publishing House, 1984- †Scheduled for three volumes, this painstaking commentary covers all of the issues that undergird the development of a sound biblical theology. Westermann adheres to the usual documentary hypothesis and makes use of Formgeschichte and Redaktiongeschichte. Valuable excurses are included in each section. These help readers gain an invaluable understanding of these chapters of Genesis in the development of theology.
  • Whitcomb, John Clement, Jr. The World That Perished. Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1973. This supplement to The Genesis Flood and companion volume of The Early Earth brings up to date the author's vast research into the primeval conditions prevailing on the earth before the Deluge, as well as the changes that took place following the Flood
  • Youngblood, Ronald, ed. The Genesis Debate: Persistent Questions About Creation and the Flood. Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1986. Twenty-two scholars from different theological traditions debate such issues as the length of the days of creation; the age of the earth; evolution vs. creation; the nature of Cain's offering; and so forth. Both sides of an issue are presented by writers convinced that their position is the biblical one. The result is a very handy volume in which a reader can quickly and easily gain an understanding of the pros and cons of the situation. Recommended.

BARNES NOTES
Genesis

BIBLE.ORG
Resources Related to Genesis

BIBLICAL ART
Related to Genesis

THESE ARE ALL THUMBNAILS (SMALL PICTURES) AND IF YOU CLICK THEM THEY TAKE YOU TO A SITE THAT DOES NOT HAVE THE LARGE IMAGE (I would recommend not clicking the thumbnails as it will take you to a site with annoying popups, etc)

HINT: From these pictures you can do a simple Google Image search and find the larger image. For example, click on "Eden" and you will note the picture under Genesis 2:4-25 entitled "Garden of Eden" and the artist's name is Jacob de Backer. So go to Google IMAGE search (not the general search) and in the search box (or address bar) type - "Garden of Eden" Jacob de Backer - This will retrieve the image in full size.

OTHER SOURCES OF IMAGES RELATED TO GENESIS

Hint: You can use Google image search (use "Safe search" to be sure to filter out explicit images) to great advantage - Click the link below and type in your book title and chapter, being sure to put them in quotation marks. Do this for Genesis 1, 2, 3, etc. You will retrieve an assortment of pictures in terms of quality but this should allow you to select suitable material for teaching, preaching or general illustration.

BIBLICAL ILLUSTRATOR
Book of Genesis

Note: This older work is a compilation of sermons, notes, illustrations from a variety of preachers and expositors.

HORATIUS BONAR
EARTH'S MORNING:
THOUGHTS ON GENESIS

Devotionals on Genesis 1-6

CONTENTS

  1. Genesis 1
  2. Genesis 2
  3. Genesis 3
  4. Genesis 4
  5. Genesis 5
  6. Genesis 6

NOTES

  1. THE SABBATH
  2. SATAN
  3. THE SONS OF GOD

GEORGE BUSH
NOTES ON GENESIS

Bush, George (biography).

Cyril Barber - Although dated archaeologically and historically, Bush more than makes up for these deficiencies with his enriching comments on the text, sidelights drawn from his thorough knowledge of the Arab culture, and devotional application.

ADAM CLARKE
Commentary on Genesis

My comments on Clarke's commentary - "Clarke (1760-1832) was Methodist, Wesleyan, Arminian, (e.g., Clarke "suggested that although God can know all future events, He chooses not to know some events beforehand" Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible, page 808). He did not always interpret Scripture literally and so was amillennial (to quote Clarke on 1000 years - "I am satisfied that this period should not be taken literally" [see comment on Rev 20:4] - he interpreted Revelation as a Historicist) which led him to interpret the church as fulfilling many OT promises to Israel. He was influential in development of doctrine of Entire Sanctification (or "Christian perfection"). Clarke did affirm the authority and sufficiency of Scripture, but held a belief of "plenary dynamic inspiration" (idea of every thought inspired), thus falling short of "plenary verbal inspiration" (every single word inspired) (Bib. Sacra: Vol 125, p 163, 1968). In summary, a useful, respected commentary but as with all extra-Biblical resources you are advised to "Be a Berean!" Acts 17:11

C H Spurgeon adds that "Adam Clarke is the great annotator of our Wesleyan friends; and they have no reason to be ashamed of him, for he takes rank among the chief of expositors. His mind was evidently fascinated by the singularities of learning, and hence his commentary is rather too much of an old curiosity shop, but it is filled with valuable rarities, such as none but a great man could have collected. Like Gill, he is one-sided, only in the opposite direction to our friend the Baptist. The use of the two authors may help to preserve the balance of your judgments. If you consider Clarke wanting in unction, do not read him for savor but for criticism, and then you will not be disappointed. The author thought that lengthy reflections were rather for the preacher than the commentator, and hence it was not a part of his plan to write such observations as those which endear Matthew Henry to the million. If you have a copy of Adam Clarke, and exercise discretion in reading it, you will derive immense advantage from it, for frequently by a sort of side-light he brings out the meaning of the text in an astonishingly novel manner. I do not wonder that Adam Clarke still stands, notwithstanding his peculiarities, a prince among commentators. I do not find him so helpful as Gill, but still, from his side of the question, with which I have personally no sympathy, he is an important writer, and deserves to be studied by every reader of the Scriptures. He very judiciously says of Dr. Gill, “He was a very learned and good man, but has often lost sight of his better judgment in spiritualizing the text;” this is the very verdict which we pass upon himself, only altering the last sentence a word or two; “He has often lost sight of his better judgment in following learned singularities;” the monkey, instead of the serpent, tempting Eve, is a notable instance." (Spurgeon, C. H. Lectures to my Students, Vol. 4: Commenting and Commentaries; Lectures Addressed to the students of the Pastors' College, Metropolitan Tabernacle)

JOHN CALVIN
Commentary on Genesis

ROBERT S CANDLISH
THE BOOK OF GENESIS
A SERIES OF DISCOURSES

Cyril Barber - First published in 1868. Candlish highlights the doctrinal issues as well as the biographical features contained in this portion of God's Word. In spite of its age, this remains one of the best works for pastors. Recommended.

James Rosscup -This was rated by Spurgeon in Commenting and Commentaries as “the (premier) work on Genesis”. There are 72 chapters in lecture form. Candlish believes in a young earth but alas, the universal fatherhood of God. His work is often helpful in spite of some peculiarities, but not nearly as beneficial as many works since. (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Works)

Table of Contents - Volume 1 - 37 discourses

Table of Contents - Volume 2 - 35 discourses

STEVEN COLE
Sermons on Genesis

Excellent Resource. Virtually Verse by Verse
More than 900 pages of in depth preaching, functions almost like a commentary

COMMENTARY CRITICAL AND EXPLANATORY
on the Whole Bible - Genesis
Robert Jamieson, A. R. Fausset, David Brown

James Rosscup writes that "This is a helpful old set of 1863 for laypeople and pastors to have because it usually comments at least to some degree on problems. Though terse, it provides something good on almost any passage, phrase by phrase and is to some degree critical in nature. It is evangelical....Especially in its multi-volume form this is one of the old evangelical works that offers fairly solid though brief help on many verses" (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Works)

C H Spurgeon writes "Of this I have a very high opinion. It is the joint work of Mr. Jamieson, A. R. Fausset, and Dr. David Brown. It is to some extent a compilation and condensation of other men’s thoughts, but it is sufficiently original to claim a place in every minister’s library; indeed it contains so great a variety of information that if a man had no other exposition he would find himself at no great loss if he possessed this and used it diligently" (Spurgeon, C. H. Lectures to my Students, Vol. 4: Commenting and Commentaries; Lectures Addressed to the students of the Pastors' College, Metropolitan Tabernacle)

THOMAS CONSTABLE
Expository Notes and Commentary
Genesis

BOB DEFFINBAUGH
Sermons on Genesis
Bible.org

FRANZ DELITZSCH
A New Commentary on Genesis
1889

This is a different resource than Keil & Delitzsch below

Cyril Barber - Adopts a moderate approach to the critical theories of authorship. Provides an excellent treatment of the period from Abraham to Joseph. Deserving of careful reading.

James Rosscup writes that "The author holds to the Documentary Hypothesis but does not deny the uniqueness of Genesis or minimize the significance and authority of its message. He is careful in the Hebrew and deals with the problems, providing much to aid the expositor." (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Works)

THEODORE EPP
Devotionals on
Book of Genesis

Updated December 21, 2015

EXPOSITOR'S BIBLE
Commentary
Book of Genesis
Marcus Dods

Warren Wiersbe one of the more esteemed modern evangelical commentators writes: If you can locate the six-volume edition of the Expositor’s Bible, buy it immediately! It takes up less space than the original fifty-volume set, and not everything in the original set is worth owning.

Cyril J. Barber - This set, originally published in 1903, contains expositions by both conservative and liberal theologians. The most important works are by Dods (Genesis), Chadwick (Exodus and Mark), Kellogg (Leviticus), Blaikie (Joshua, I and II Samuel), Adeney (Ezra, Nehemiah and Esther), Maclaren (Psalms), Moule (Romans), Findlay (Galatians and Ephesians), Plummer (Pastoral Epistles and the Epistles of James and Jude), and Milligan (Revelation.)

ARNOLD FRUCHTENBAUM
Israelology

ARNO C. GAEBELEIN
Commentary on Genesis
 Annotated Bible

James Rosscup writes that "This dispensationally oriented work is not verse-by-verse, but deals with the exposition on a broader scale, treating blocks of thought within the chapters. Cf. also Arno C. Gaebelein, Gaebelein’s Concise Commentary on the Whole Bible (I Volume, Neptune, NJ: Loizeaux, 1985), the Annotated Bible revised. The author was a popular evangelical Bible teacher of the first part of the century, much like H. A. Ironside in his diligent but broad, practical expositions of Bible books. Gaebelein was premillennial and dispensational, and editor for many years of Our Hope Magazine." (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Works)

JOHN GILL
Commentary on Genesis

C H Spurgeon -- "Beyond all controversy, John Gill was one of the most able Hebraists of his day, and in other matters no mean proficient...His great work on the Holy Scriptures is greatly prized at the present day by the best authorities, which is conclusive evidence of its value, since the set of the current of theological thought is quite contrary to that of Dr. Gill. No one in these days is likely to be censured for his Arminianism, but most modern divines affect to sneer at anything a little too highly Calvinistic (see Calvinism): however, amid the decadence of his own rigid system, and the disrepute of even more moderate Calvinism, Gill’s laurels as an expositor are still green. His ultraism is discarded, but his learning is respected: the world and the church take leave to question his dogmatism, but they both bow before his erudition. Probably no man since Gill’s days has at all equaled him in the matter of Rabbinical learning. Say what you will about that lore, it has its value: of course, a man has to rake among perfect dunghills and dust-heaps, but there are a few jewels which the world could not afford to miss. Gill was a master cinder-sifter among the Targums, the Talmuds, the Mishnah, and the Gemara. Richly did he deserve the degree of which he said, “I never bought it, nor thought it, nor sought it.”

He was always at work; it is difficult to say when he slept, for he wrote 10,000 folio pages of theology. The portrait of him which belongs to this church, and hangs in my private vestry, and from which all the published portraits have been engraved, represents him after an interview with an Arminian gentleman, turning up his nose in a most expressive manner, as if he could not endure even the smell of free-will. In some such a vein he wrote his commentary. He hunts Arminianism throughout the whole of it. He is far from being so interesting and readable as Matthew Henry. He delivered his comments to his people from Sabbath to Sabbath, hence their peculiar mannerism. His frequent method of animadversion (a critical and usually censorious remark) is, “This text does not mean this,” nobody ever thought it did; “It does not mean that,” only two or three heretics ever imagined it did; and again it does not mean a third thing, or a fourth, or a fifth, or a sixth absurdity; but at last he thinks it does mean so-and-so, and tells you so in a methodical, sermon-like manner. This is an easy method, gentlemen, of filling up the time, if you are ever short of heads for a sermon. Show your people firstly, secondly, and thirdly, what the text does not mean, and then afterwards you can go back and show them what it does mean. It may be thought, however, that one such a teacher is enough, and that what was tolerated from a learned doctor would be scouted in a student fresh from college. For good, sound, massive, sober sense in commenting, who can excel Gill? Very seldom does he allow himself to be run away with by imagination, except now and then when he tries to open up a parable, and finds a meaning in every circumstance and minute detail; or when he falls upon a text which is not congenial with his creed, and hacks and hews terribly to bring the word of God into a more systematic shape. Gill is the Coryphaeus (the leader of the Greek chorus and thus the leader of any movement) of Hyper-Calvinism, but if his followers never went beyond their master, they would not go very far astray." (Spurgeon, C. H. Lectures to my Students, Vol. 4: Commenting and Commentaries; Lectures Addressed to the students of the Pastors' College, Metropolitan Tabernacle)

James Rosscup adds that "Gill (1697–1771), a pastor of England, wrote these which are two-column pages, ca. 900–1,000 pages per volume, Originally they were 9 volumes, folio. He also wrote Body of Divinity, 3 volumes, and several other volumes. His commentary is evangelical, wrestles with texts, is often wordy and not to the point but with worthy things for the patient who follow the ponderous detail and fish out slowly what his interpretation of a text is. He feels the thousand years in Revelation 20 cannot begin until after the conversion of the Jews and the bringing in of the fullness of the Gentiles and destruction of all anti-Christian powers (volume 6, p. 1063) but in an amillennial sense of new heavens and new earth coming right after Christ’s second advent (pp1064–65), and the literal thousand years of binding at the same time. He feels the group that gathers against the holy city at the end of the thousand years is the resurrected wicked dead from the four quarters of the earth (i.e. from all the earth, etc. (1067)." (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Works)

BRUCE GOETTSCHE
Sermons on Genesis
Union Church

GOTQUESTIONS
Questions Related to on Genesis

W H GRIFFITH-THOMAS
Genesis: A Devotional Commentary
London: Religious Tract Society - 1909

Recommended 

James Rosscup rates this as the #1 devotional commentary on Genesis. Rosscup writes "the notes by W. H. Griffith-Thomas...will be a warm devotional help...This work is good in tracing the argument and showing connections between chapters. It is usually quite good devotionally and gives suggestions for meditation at the ends of the chapters. Applications are often usable. It is an excellent book to put into the hands of a layman who is not ready to grapple with the minutia of exegesis, but who is serious about his Bible study. It is also good for the preacher and teacher. Since it is out of print, readers must search in other places for it."

SCOTT GRANT
Sermons on Genesis

Wrestling with God: The Jacob Narrative. Peninsula Bible Church

DAVE GUZIK
Commentary on Genesis

Conservative, Evangelical, Millennial

HYMNS RELATING
to Genesis

Hint: Words from the hymns make great additions to sermons

MATTHEW HENRY
Commentary on Genesis

ILLUSTRATIONS ON GENESIS
From Bible.org

S LEWIS JOHNSON
Sermon Series on Genesis

KEIL & DELITZSCH
Commentary on Genesis

See separate commentary by Franz Delitzsch above

James Rosscup writes that "This is the best older, overall treatment of a critical nature on the Old Testament Hebrew text verse by verse and is a good standard work to buy. The student can buy parts or the whole of this series. Sometimes it is evangelical, at other times liberal ideas enter." (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Works)

C H Spurgeon -- "A work for the learned. It has received the highest commendations from competent scholars. But it is somewhat dull and formal." (Spurgeon, C. H. Lectures to my Students, Vol. 4: Commenting and Commentaries; Lectures Addressed to the students of the Pastors' College, Metropolitan Tabernacle)

ANDREW JUKES
TYPES IN GENESIS

Cyril Barber - this work concentrates on the spiritual significance of the lives of those mentioned by Moses in his first book.  

See also Amazon book reviews 

Click for warnings about Typological Interpretation

Andrew Jukes Biography


PREFACE

INTRODUCTION
THE WORK AND REST OF GOD
Chapters 1, 2

I. The Work of God
II. The First Day
III. The Second Day
IV. The Third Day
V. The Fourth Day
VI. The Fifth Day
VII. The Sixth Day
VIII. The Seventh Day

PART 1
ADAM, OR HUMAN NATURE
Chapter 3

I. Adam, or Man
II. Man's Way
III. The Fruit of Man's Way
IV. The Remedy for Man

PART 2
CAIN AND ABEL, OR THE CARNAL AND SPIRITUAL MIND
Chapters 4, 5

I. Cain and Abel, or the First and Second Birth
II. The Carnal and the Spiritual
III. Their Lives

PART 3
NOAH, OR REGENERATION
Chapters 6 - 11

I. Noah on the Ground of the Old Man
II. Noah in the Waters
III. Noah on the Earth beyond the Flood
IV. Noah's Sons
V. Noah's Failure

PART 4
ABRAHAM, OR THE SPIRIT OF FAITH
Chapters 12 - 20

I. Abram's Separation from his Country and his Father's House
II. Abram's Separation from Lot
III. Abram's Conflicts to Deliver Lot
IV. Abram's Trials through the Word of God and Prayer
V. Abram's Efforts to be fruitful by Hagar
VI. The true Way for Abram to be fruitful
VII. The End of Lot
VIII. Abraham in the Philistines' Land

PART 5
ISAAC, OR THE SPIRIT OF SONSHIP
Chapters 21 - 26

I. The Birth of Isaac, and its Results
II. The Offering up of Isaac
III. Sarah's Death, and Isaac's Union with Rebekah
IV. Keturah, and Isaac at Lahai-roi
V. The Trials of Isaac respecting Seed
VI. Isaac's Two-fold Seed, the Elder and the Younger
VII. Isaac in the Philistines' Land

PART 6
JACOB, OR THE SPIRIT OF SERVICE
Chapters 27 - 36

I. Jacob's Carnal Means to gain God's Ends
II. The Motives to Service, and Encouragements by the Way
III. The Service for Wives and Flocks
IV. The Departure from Laban
V. The Journey to Canaan, and Change of Name
VI. The Sojourn in Succoth, and Dinah's Fall
VII. The Return to Bethel
VIII. The Seeds of Jacob and Esau

PART 7
JOSEPH, OR SUFFERING AND GLORY
Chapters 37 - 50

I. Joseph's Dreams, and Suffering from his Brethren
II. Judah's History
III. Joseph in Potiphar's House
IV. Joseph in Prison
V. Joseph exalted over all Egypt

JOHN KITTO
Daily Bible Illustrations
Genesis

Published in 1854

C H Spurgeon writes that this work is "not exactly a commentary, but what marvelous expositions you have there! You have reading more interesting than any novel that was ever written, and as instructive as the heaviest theology. The matter is quite attractive and fascinating, and yet so weighty, that the man who shall study those eight volumes thoroughly (Volume 1 = Genesis), will not fail to read his Bible intelligently and with growing interest." (Spurgeon, C. H. Lectures to my Students, Vol. 4: Commenting and Commentaries; Lectures Addressed to the students of the Pastors' College, Metropolitan Tabernacle)

JOHN KITTO
The Pictorial Bible
Genesis

Published in 1854

C H Spurgeon writes that The Pictorial Bible is "A work of art as well as learning" adding that if one "cannot visit the Holy Land, it is well for you that there is a work like the Pictorial Bible, in which the notes of the most observant travelers are arranged under the texts which they illustrate. For the geography, zoology, botany, and manners and customs of Palestine, this will be your counselor and guide." (Spurgeon, C. H. Lectures to my Students, Vol. 4: Commenting and Commentaries; Lectures Addressed to the students of the Pastors' College, Metropolitan Tabernacle) This resource is in one sense somewhat antiquated, but in another sense is timeless with well numerous done illustrations that make the text spring off the page when you read words like "balm of Gilead (pix)". It's pages beckon the reader to tarry a moment and peruse the interesting comments on subjects that might otherwise be quite foreign to readers of a western culture and mindset.

LANGE'S COMMENTARY
Book of Genesis

Rosscup notes that "The treatments of books within this evangelical set vary in importance. Generally, one finds a wealth of detailed commentary, background, and some critical and exegetical notes. Often, however, there is much excess verbiage that does not help particularly. On the other hand, it usually has something to assist the expositor on problems and is a good general set for pastors and serious lay people though it is old." (Ibid)

H C LEUPOLD
Exposition of Genesis
1942

James Rosscup notes that "In this very thorough, monumental work on Genesis, the author is conservative and uses the original Hebrew constantly. He considers carefully most major truths of the book and uses the grammatical-historical method. This is one of the most valuable works to have on Genesis. It came out originally in 1942." (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Works)

Rosscup rates Leupold's commentary as the fifth best detailed exegetical commentary of all time on the book of Genesis. Be aware that Leupold is amillennial.

JOHN MACARTHUR
Sermons on Genesis

These function much like a Commentary. Conservative, Evangelical, Millennial

J VERNON MCGEE
Thru the Bible Commentary
Mp3's on Genesis

C H MACKINTOSH
Devotional Commentary
on Genesis

Mackintosh, a Plymouth Brethren, was a gifted teacher and writer. D L Moody said that "it was C. H. Mackintosh who had the greatest influence" upon his learning of the Word of God. One of his most respected works was Notes on the Pentateuch. Further biographical Note - Another format - Genesis 1-15 ; Genesis 16-50

James Rosscup has a relevant note on Mackintosh's work on the Pentateuch writing that "This is a one-volume edition of an old evangelical devotional work (Genesis to Deuteronomy, Notes on the Pentateuch). It has some value at times, especially for lay readers, yet is not to the point as much with pertinent material as W. H. Griffith-Thomas on the Pentateuch (also old) and John Sailhamer’s recent introductory survey." (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Works)

F B MEYER
Devotionals on Genesis

Our Daily Homily = ODH
Our Daily Walk = ODW
Plus other devotional writings by F B Meyer related to Genesis

Abraham: The Obedience of Faith - click for all chapters below on one file

  • THE HOLE OF THE PIT
  • Genesis 12:1-2 THE DIVINE SUMMONS
  • Hebrews 11:8 "HE OBEYED"
  • Genesis 12:4-9 THE FIRST OF THE PILGRIM FATHERS
  • Genesis 12:10 GONE DOWN INTO EGYPT
  • Genesis 13:9 SEPARATED FROM LOT
  • Genesis 13:9 THE TWO PATHS
  • Genesis 14:9 REFRESHMENT BETWEEN THE BATTLES
  • Genesis 14, Hebrews 7:1 MELCHIZEDEK
  • Genesis 15, Romans 4:20 THE FIRMNESS OF ABRAHAM'S FAITH
  • Genesis 15, Habakkuk 2:3, Lam 3:26, Ro 8:25 WATCHING WITH GOD
  • Genesis 16:1 HAGAR, THE SLAVE GIRL
  • Genesis 17:1 "BE THOU PERFECT!"
  • Genesis 17:2 THE SIGN OF THE COVENANT
  • Genesis 18:1 THE DIVINE GUEST
  • Genesis 18:22-23 PLEADING FOR SODOM
  • Genesis 19 ANGEL WORK IN A BAD TOWN
  • Genesis 20:9 A BIT OF THE OLD NATURE
  • Genesis 21:10 HAGAR AND ISHMAEL CAST OUT
  • Genesis 21:33-34 A QUIET RESTING PLACE
  • Genesis 22:2 THE GREATEST TRIAL OF ALL
  • Genesis 23:4, 19 MACHPELAH, AND ITS FIRST TENANT
  • Genesis 24:58 THE SOUL'S ANSWER TO THE DIVINE SUMMONS
  • Genesis 25:8 GATHERED TO HIS PEOPLE

Israel: A Prince with God The Story of Jacob Retold

Joseph: Beloved, Hated, Exalted

ALEXANDER MACLAREN
Sermons on Genesis

James Rosscup writes that "This evangelical work is both homiletical and expository and is often very good homiletically but weaker otherwise. Helpful in discussing Bible characters, it is weak in prophecy at times because of allegorization. It is not really as valuable today as many other sets for the serious Bible student. The expositions are in the form of sermons.." (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Works)

MISCELLANEOUS RESOURCES
ON GENESIS
Conservative, Evangelical

BEST COMMENTARIES

All three of above agree on the top two commentaries...

  1.  NICOT - Victor P. Hamilton
  2.  WBC - Gordon J. Wenham

JOURNAL ARTICLES

KENNETH BOA

CHRISTIAN ANSWERS - Apologetics

DAVID COOPER

CROSSWAY PUBLISHING

GOSPEL COALITION

HOLMAN PUBLISHING

NETBIBLE.ORG

  • NET Study Bible- Excellent resource, includes NETBible notes and Thomas Constable's notes that synchronize with the Scriptures.

JOHN ANKERBERG, JOHN WELDON

ROBERT I. BRADSHAW

MARK DEVER

GENESIS DEVOTIONALS

L M GRANT

JAMES GRAY

TED HILDEBRANDT

  • Genesis - Article Collection - 1250 pages total - There are excellent articles from renowned theological journals - they can be downloaded in toto (13MB), in 4 parts or as individual articles. Click the link and scroll down for titles of the articles

A M HODGKIN

F B HOLE

WALTER KAISER

CLARENCE LARKIN

J VERNON MCGEE

JOHN MACARTHUR

BILL MCRAE

EUGENE H. MERRILL

MAPS

W G MOOREHEAD

G CAMPBELL MORGAN

NIV STUDY BIBLE

WILLIAM ORR

MYER PEARLMAN

RADIO BIBLE CLASS

JAMES E. ROSSCUP

GARY SMITH

CHARLES SWINDOLL

JAMES VAN DINE

PAUL VAN GORDER

J. STAFFORD WRIGHT

SERMONS, ARTICLES, DEVOTIONALS
BOOK OF GENESIS

SERMONCENTRAL

REDDIT ANDREWS - 26 page booklet

MICHAEL ANDRUS

BILL BALDWIN - 74 sermons - somewhat of an outline format

CHRIS BENFIELD

JIM BOMKAMP

A B CANEDAY

ALAN CARR

RICH CATHERS - frequent illustrations

J LIGON DUNCAN III

STEVEN COLE

FRANK DECANIO

DAN DUNCAN

DAN FORTNER

W A CRISWELL

DANIEL ESTES

ANDREW FULLER

RICHARD GAMBLE

JAMES GRAY

JOE GUGLIELMO

JAMES HAMILTON - 25 pages

DAVID HOLWICK - frequent use of illustrations

S. LEWIS JOHNSON

KEITH KRELL

STEVE KRELOFF

BILL LAWRENCE

LIFEWAY SERMONS

SCOTT LINDSAY

DAVID MALICK

JEFFREY MILLER

TOM NELSON

PASTORLIFE

PLYMOUTH BRETHREN

PRECEPT LOUISIANA

ROBERT RAYBURN

DON ROBINSON

ADRIAN ROGERS

MARK ROOKER

ROB SALVATO - many chapters do not have notes

CHUCK SMITH

JAMES SMITH

R C SPROUL - Devotionals from his "Before the Face of God" series

CLAUDE STAUFFER

KENT STAINBACK

RAY STEDMAN

RICHARD L. STRAUSS

TABLETALK - Ligonier Ministries

PAUL TAYLOR

JOE TEMPLE

STEPHEN J WELLUM

COMMENTARIES ON
GENESIS

MAX ALDERMAN

HENRY ALFORD

"The Book of Genesis and Part of the Book of Exodus is a thorough and excellent commentary on the first book of Moses, and the first twenty-five chapters of Exodus. A verse-by-verse examination of the Scripture, this volume by one of the 19th century’s best theologians is illuminating and comprehensive in its erudition of history, language, translation, and interpretation of Genesis and Exodus." (Logos.com)

JOSEPH BENSON

CAMBRIDGE BIBLE FOR SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES

 

JOHN CUMMING

"This solid, fifty-chapter anthology of Cumming’s sermons on the book of Genesis provides an in-depth look into the first book of Moses, colored with Cumming’s astute commentary and perceptive insight." (Logos.com)

AUGUST DILMAN (1897)

"Dillmann’s methodical approach to Genesis is outstanding in its textual precision, and includes Hebrew and Greek translations of key passages." (Logos.com)

EXPLORE THE BIBLE

F C COOK, EDITOR (1871)

JOHN DUMMELOW

S R DRIVER

Rosscup notes that "Driver was a careful scholar and aids the expositor in understanding the meanings of difficult phrases...(in his critique of Driver on Exodus Rosscup adds that he has) helpful comments on matters of historical background and word meanings. It helps on problems, though Driver was liberal." (Ibid)

CHARLES ELLICOTT

EASY ENGLISH

EXPOSITOR'S BIBLE

Warren Wiersbe one of the more esteemed modern evangelical commentators writes: If you can locate the six-volume edition of the Expositor’s Bible, buy it immediately! It takes up less space than the original fifty-volume set, and not everything in the original set is worth owning.

Cyril J. Barber - This set, originally published in 1903, contains expositions by both conservative and liberal theologians. The most important works are by Dod (Genesis), Chadwick (Exodus and Mark), Kellogg (Leviticus), Blaikie (Joshua, I and II Samuel), Adeney (Ezra, Nehemiah and Esther), Maclaren (Psalms), Moule (Romans), Findlay (Galatians and Ephesians), Plummer (Pastoral Epistles and the Epistles of James and Jude), and Milligan (Revelation.)

EXPOSITOR'S DICTIONARY

JOSEPH EXELL - THOMAS H LEALE

DUANE GARRETT

GRACE NOTES

WILLIAM H GREEN 1895

BARRY HORNER

HENRY CHARLES GROVES

BARRY HORNER

PAUL E KRETZMANN

GARY KUKIS

HENRY LAW

TIMOTHY LIN, PHD

KENNETH MAGNUSON

KENNETH A MATHEWS

J VERNON MCGEE

J G MURPHY

Rosscup comments on Murphy's style in his commentary on Exodus "This old evangelical work of 591 pp. has some value at times for pastors, but so many works are superior. Murphy gives only his own comments, and only now and then any special help. The old writing style slows reading and takes longer to get to a point. Comments often point in a good direction but brevity hampers." (Ibid)

ROBERT NEIGHBOUR

JAMES NISBET

 

PULPIT COMMENTARY

A W PINK

MATTHEW POOLE

PLYMOUTH BRETHREN

MATTHEW POOLE

JOHN SKINNER (1910)

SERMON BIBLE COMMENTARY

BOB UTLEY

DANIEL WHEDON

GENESIS
BY CHAPTER/VERSE

JAMES HASTINGS GREAT TEXTS OF THE BIBLE

GREGG ALLEN

GERHARD F HASEL

TONY L. SHETTER

IAN HART

JAMES DANA

JACK C. SOFIELD

CHARLES FEINBERG

ON THIS WEBSITE

GREGG ALLEN

GREGORY BROWN

JACK COLLINS

DEREK KIDNER

DAVE ROPER

HORATIUS BONAR

PHIL NEWTON

RICHARD L. STRAUSS

RAY STEDMAN

DAVID LEGGE

EUGENE H MERRILL

JAMES HASTINGS GREAT TEXTS OF THE BIBLE

BRUCE HURT

RICHARD L. STRAUSS

RAY STEDMAN

IRVIN BUSENITZ

SUSAN FOH

GEORGE WHITEFIELD

HORATIUS BONAR

JOHNNY SANDERS

JAMES HASTINGS GREAT TEXTS OF THE BIBLE

BRUCE WALTKE

W ROSS RAINEY

ANDREW P. KVASNICA

TIMOTHY COLE

GEORGE WHITEFIELD

OSWALD CHAMBERS

BIBLICALSTUDIES.ORG.UK

JONATHAN EDWARDS

BIBLICALSTUDIES.ORG.UK

OSWALD CHAMBERS

RAY STEDMAN

JOHN WALVOORD

DAVID LEGGE

ALLEN ROSS

ROBERT BRADSHAW

DAVE ROPER

OSWALD CHAMBERS

DANNY HALL

JEFF FARRAR

OSWALD CHAMBERS

DAVE ROPER

G H LANG

ON THIS WEBSITE

BRUCE HURT

CLARENCE LARKIN

ROBERT P GORDON

OSWALD CHAMBERS

DAVID ROPER

OSWALD CHAMBERS

ON THIS WEBSITE

GEORGE VAN PELT CAMPBELL

RAY STEDMAN

DAVID LEGGE

DAVID M HOWARD, JR

JAMES HASTINGS GREAT TEXTS OF THE BIBLE

J. C. RYLE

ON THIS WEBSITE

JOHN LAWLOR

OSWALD CHAMBERS

OSWALD CHAMBERS

GEORGE WHITEFIELD

DAVE ROPER

DAVE ROPER

DAVID LEGGE

DAVE ROPER

DAVE ROPER

WILLIAM D DENNISON

F F BRUCE

RAY STEDMAN

BARRY HORNER

DAVE ROPER

DAVID LEGGE

EDWARD CURTIS

CHARLES ALING

OSWALD CHAMBERS

JONATHAN EDWARDS

DAVE ROPER

GENE BROOKS

DAVID LEGGE

DAVE ROPER

BRUCE HURT

G CAMPBELL MORGAN
(1863–1948)
The Analyzed Bible - Genesis

James Rosscup writes that "Morgan was an evangelical master at surveying a book and giving its message within a brief compass. He introduces each book with a chart giving an analysis and synthesis. Revell put it out in a one-volume form in 1959..., and it is adequate to have the one-volume work, since Morgan is broad in his treatment anyway." (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Works)

As an aside G Campbell Morgan would read the book from which he planned to preach as many as 40 times till its related parts became clear in sections and paragraphs! Little wonder he was able to honestly entitle his work "The Analyzed Bible"!

ROBERT MORGAN
SERMONS ON GENESIS

Pastor Morgan has frequent quotes and interesting illustrative stories.

HENRY MORRIS
DEFENDER'S STUDY BIBLE
STUDY NOTES

Dr Morris is one of the most well known creationist of modern times and thus his study Bible notes are fairly detailed in the book of Genesis. Recommended to supplement your study of this foundational book of Truth regarding the beginnings of sin and of redemption for when sin abounded in Eden, grace abounded all the more! Hallelujah!

Cyril Barber on Morris' The Genesis Record: A Scientific and Devotional Commentary on the Book of Beginnings" - Valuable as corollary reading. Of great importance for the scientific data that has been included in the author's exposition. Should be consulted by all who wish to be well-informed on the issues alluded to by Moses.

NET BIBLE NOTES
Commentary

Recommended: NETBible notes are in the right panel. You can also select the tab for "Constable's Notes." As you scroll the Bible text in the left panel, the notes are synchronized and will scroll to the same passage. This is a very helpful feature.

OUR DAILY BREAD
Excellent devotional illustrations
Radio Bible Class

Updated December 21, 2015

JOSEPH PARKER
Commentary on Genesis
The People's Bible

PETER PETT
Commentary 
Book of Genesis

JOHN PIPER
Sermons on Genesis

RAY PRITCHARD
Sermons on Genesis

Excellent Exposition

PULPIT COMMENTARY
Book of Genesis

Hint: After opening a chapter you can scroll down the page for numerous HOMILIES related to that chapter.

REFORMATION STUDY BIBLE
STUDY NOTES
GENESIS

RON RITCHIE
Sermons on Genesis

CHARLES SIMEON
Sermons on Genesis

NOTE: If you are not familiar with the great saint Charles Simeon see Dr John Piper's discussion of Simeon's life - you will want to read Simeon's sermons after meeting him! - click Brothers We Must Not Mind a Little Suffering (Mp3 even better)

NOTE: Here is another source of these sermons - this source is very nice because it includes the Scriptures in line with the comments and these passages will pop up on mouse over.

C. H. SPURGEON
Sermons on Genesis

All his sermons & sermon notes on Genesis

C H SPURGEON
Devotionals on Genesis

Morning and Evening
Faith's Checkbook

C H SPURGEON
Verse by Verse Exposition on Genesis
Comments on Select Verses

RAY STEDMAN
Sermons on the
Book of Genesis

THIRD MILLENNIUM
Study Notes on the
Book of Genesis

OUTLINE & REFERENCES

NOTES ON THE TEXT

Genesis 1

Genesis 2

Genesis 3

Genesis 4

Genesis 5

Genesis 6

Genesis 7

Genesis 8

Genesis 9

Genesis 10

Genesis 11

Genesis 12

Genesis 13

Genesis 14

Genesis 15

Genesis 16

Genesis 17

Genesis 18

Genesis 19

Genesis 20

Genesis 21

Genesis 22

Genesis 23

Genesis 24

Genesis 25

Genesis 26

Genesis 27

Genesis 28

Genesis 29

Genesis 30

Genesis 31

Genesis 32

Genesis 33

Genesis 34

Genesis 35

Genesis 36

Genesis 37

Genesis 38

Genesis 39

Genesis 41

Genesis 42

Genesis 43

Genesis 44

Genesis 45

Genesis 46

Genesis 47

Israel (Jacob): His Burial Request - Genesis 47:29-31

Genesis 48

Genesis 49

Genesis 50

JOHN TRAPP
Commentary on Genesis
Emphasis on Practical Application of Principles to Real Life

Spurgeon Comments: Trapp will be most valuable to men of discernment, to thoughtful men, to men who only want a start in a line of thought, and are then able to run alone. Trapp excels in witty stories on the one hand, and learned allusions on the other. You will not thoroughly enjoy him unless you can turn to the original, and yet a mere dunce at classics will prize him. His writings remind me of himself: he was a pastor, hence his holy practical remarks; he was the head of a public school, and everywhere we see his profound scholarship; he was for some time amid the guns and drums of a parliamentary garrison, and he gossips and tells queer anecdotes like a man used to a soldier's life; yet withal, he comments as if he had been nothing else but a commentator all his days. Some of his remarks are far fetched, and like the far fetched rarities of Solomon's Tarshish, there is much gold and silver, but there are also apes and peacocks. His criticisms would some of them be the cause of amusement in these days of greater scholarship; but for all that, he who shall excel Trapp had need rise very early in the morning. Trapp is my especial companion and treasure; I can read him when I am too weary for anything else. Trapp is salt, pepper, mustard, vinegar, and all the other condiments. Put him on the table when you study, and when you have your dish ready, use him by way of spicing the whole thing. Yes, gentlemen, read Trapp certainly, and if you catch the infection of his consecrated humour, so much the better for your hearers.

STEVE ZEISLER
Sermons
Peninsula Bible Church

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DISCLAIMER: Before you "go to the commentaries" go to the Scriptures and study them inductively (Click 3 part overview of how to do Inductive Bible Study) in dependence on your Teacher, the Holy Spirit, Who Jesus promised would guide us into all the truth (John 16:13). Remember that Scripture is always the best commentary on Scripture. Any commentary, even those by the most conservative and orthodox teacher/preachers cannot help but have at least some bias of the expositor based upon his training and experience. Therefore the inclusion of specific links does not indicate that we agree with every comment. We have made a sincere effort to select only the most conservative, "bibliocentric" commentaries. Should you discover some commentary or sermon you feel may not be orthodox, please email your concern. I have removed several links in response to concerns by discerning readers. I recommend that your priority be a steady intake of solid Biblical food so that with practice you will have your spiritual senses trained to discern good from evil (Heb 5:14-note).