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Explanation - Most of the resources below are newer commentaries (written after 1970) and other Bible resources which previously were available only for purchase in book form or in a Bible computer program. The resources are made freely available by archive.org but have several caveats - (1) they do not allow copy and paste, (2) they can only be checked out for one hour (but can be checked out immediately when your hour expires giving you time to read or take notes on a lengthy section) and (3) they require creating an account which allows you to check out the books free of charge. To set up an account click archive.org and then click the picture of the person in right upper corner and enter email and a password. That's all you have to do. Then you can read these more modern resources free of charge! I have read or used many of these resources but not all of them so ultimately you will need to be a Berean (Acts 17:11+) as you use them. I have also selected works that are conservative and Biblically sound. If you find one that you think does not meet those criteria please send an email at https://www.preceptaustin.org/
Genesis: beginning and blessing by Hughes, R. Kent, 76 ratings
"R. Kent Hughes, respected pastor and author of many other commentaries in this series, takes readers back to the beginning of the Bible and moves through Genesis with careful exegesis. He explores the superbly crafted structure of the book as well as the weighty themes it contains. For those who preach, teach, and study God’s Word, this exceptionally detailed work will reveal much about the beginnings of God’s great story."
Cyril Barber - 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
The Genesis Record : a Scientific and Devotional Commentary - by Dr Henry Morris
Cyril Barber on Morris' The Genesis Record : a Scientific and Devotional Commentary (It can be borrowed) - 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.
The Defender's Study Bible : King James Version by Morris, Henry M. Excellent notes by well known creationist. 45 ratings
The Henry Morris KJV Study Bible is an invaluable apologetic Bible study tool for the defense of the Christian faith, including biblical creationism, that highlights the foundational truths of Genesis found in all the other 65 books of the KJV Bible. The comprehensive apologetic study bible notes provide answers to questions related to doctrinal issues, as well as scientific matters, such as geology, earth history, astronomy, biology, and other sciences.
The Genesis Flood : the Biblical Record and its Scientific Implications - John Whitcomb and Henry Morris 469 ratings
Over 250,000 copies sold. This anniversary edition celebrates 50 years of Whitcomb and Morris's biblically-based system of creationism and catastrophism that unifies and correlates scientific data from early earth history a modern creationist classic.
Genesis: an introduction and commentary by Kidner, Derek 9 ratings
Derek Kidner not only provides a verse-by-verse exegetical commentary but also lucidly handles the tough issues that Genesis raises. Focusing on the study of Genesis on its own terms, as "a living whole," he highlights the theological themes of the nature of God, humankind, and salvation. In this volume, formerly part of the Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries series, Kidner's clear prose and theological insight will expand readers' understanding of God's character and of humanity's nature and destiny.
James Rosscup - It is evident that much study lies behind this concisely stated commentary in the Tyndale series. Kidner has packed in a lot of understanding of word meanings, movements of thought in different parts of Genesis, customs, God’s purposes, and relationship to other parts of Scripture. It is a solid but brief work. Cf. his works also on Psalms and Proverbs.
Paradise to Prison : studies in Genesis by Davis, John J
Paradise to Prison is a commentary, textbook and complete study guide to the book of Genesis. In very readable fashion the author explores the lives of the patriarchs as well as important doctrinal themes. Each chapter is carefully documented and sources from archaeology and ancient Near Eastern history are freely used. The writer's premise is that no other ancient literature surviving the ravages of time can rightly be compared to Genesis with its unsurpassed theological perspectives and vivid profiles of early man.
Cyril Barber - 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.
Genesis (Everyman's Bible Commentary) by Vos, Howard Frederic, 8 ratings
James Rosscup - A simple, broad survey by a conservative who tends to give some good comments but at times not nail down his view to explain a matter (cf. his survey of four views on days in Genesis 1, then leaving the matter hanging, and not commenting on how long God rested in 2:1–3; or his not choosing a preference on “sons of God” on Genesis 6 after a shallow consideration of issues). However, in a concise treatment he does touch on many of the problems.
Genesis : a study guide : Wood, Leon
Rosscup - This is a republication of the 1975 study guide of 152 pp. A staunch conservative offers a quick survey in basic information, often resolving main problems briefly. He leaves open the length of the days in Genesis 1, employs a detailed outline, and primarily assists lay readers and students looking for a terse review. A fine, brief evangelical survey of the main flow of the book, with a number of quite helpful comments on problem areas most readers want to see discussed. Among the briefer works this is one of the best.
Genesis. 1-15 by Wenham, Gordon J
Cyril Barber - 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.)
Rosscup - Wenham gives much readable and good information on the Hebrew text, word study, exegesis and insightful exposition. He is somewhat freed from traditional critical views and holds to historicity of events and persons. He does not deny theories that different strands of literary composition have led to the Genesis we know, but is skeptical toward this. He places his stress on the canonical text as a unity. Despite this, many conservatives wonder what kind of evangelical he is when he uses J and P, not clearly explaining how his usage departs from the intent usually involved in these designations. His claims that certain P material, so-called, was earlier or later than J material will be regarded as arbitrary and speculative.
Genesis. 16-50 by Wenham, Gordon J
Cyril Barber - 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.
Rosscup - In volume 2, beneficial introductory sections discuss the patriarchs’ historical setting, chronology and religion, and Egytian background for Joseph. Wenham handles well Abraham’s intercession for Sodom, and has a mixture of good and unnecessary reading into the offering of Isaac (cf. waffling on 22:5), as well as dubious suggestions (32:30; 37:4 among others). But usually remarks are very profitable. In 44:5 more data could help in regard to Joseph’s using of a divining cup (424). As is typical of the WBC, a reader finds a very fine listing of serious literature on each biblical section.
Wiersbe's Expository Outlines on the Old Testament by Wiersbe, Warren W 113 ratings
"Even the most difficult Scriptures come alive as Warren Wiersbe leads you book-by-book through the Old Testament and helps you to see the "big picture" of God's revelation. In this unique volume, you will find: • Introductions and/or outlines for every Old Testament book • Practical expositions of strategic chapters • Special studies on key topics, relating the Old Testament to the New Testament • Easy-to-understand expositions that are practical, preachable, and teachable If you have used Dr. Wiersbe's popular BE series, you know how simple and practical his Bible studies are, with outlines that almost teach themselves. If not, you can now discover a wonderful new resource. This work is a unique commentary on every book of the Old Testament. It contains new material not to be found in the BE series.
With the Word - Devotional Commentary - Warren Wiersbe -27 ratings 428 ratings Comments on each chapter. Wiersbe is always worth checking!
"A fresh approach which not only offers trustworthy exposition, but also provides a book-by-book, chapter-by-chapter tour through the glory of the Bible. This highly readable personal "conversation" with Scripture guides you through each book, helping you reap the rich, life-changing applications on every page. You will be encouraged to develop your own personal Bible reading program and learn the power of meditation on its truth."
KJV Bible Commentary - Hindson, Edward E; Kroll, Woodrow Michael. Over 3000 pages of the entire OT/NT - no restriction on length of time one can use it. - 372 ratings
Very well done conservative commentary that interprets Scripture from a literal perspective (pre-millennial) user reviews
The King James Version Bible Commentary is a complete verse-by-verse commentary. It is comprehensive in scope, reliable in scholarship, and easy to use. Its authors are leading evangelical theologians who provide practical truths and biblical principles. Any Bible student will gain new insights through this one-volume commentary based on the timeless King James Version of the Bible.
The King James Study Bible Second Edition (2013) (Thomas Nelson) contributing editors (only first is listed) include Wayne A. Brindle. There is no restriction on length of time one can use.
NKJV Study Bible: New King James Version Study Bible (formerly "The Nelson Study Bible - NKJV") by Radmacher, Earl D; Allen, Ronald Barclay; House, H. Wayne (1997, 2007); 917 ratings Very helpful notes. Conservative. There is no restriction on length of time one can use,
Bible Knowledge Commentary - Old Testament - 1608 pages. Dallas Theological Seminary Faculty. Conservative. Evangelical.
The MacArthur Study Bible : John MacArthur Brief but well done notes 1,275 ratings
Wycliffe Bible Commentary - Charles Pfeiffer - 1560 pages (1962). Less detailed than the KJV Bible Commentary. Conservative.
The Battle for the Beginning: the Bible on Creation and the Fall of Adam John MacArthur
ESV Study Bible - Excellent resource but not always literal in eschatology and the nation of Israel 6,004 ratings
The David Jeremiah study bible - (2013) 2208 pages. 2,272 ratings Logos.com -
"Drawing on more than 40 years of study, Dr. David Jeremiah has compiled a legacy resource that will make an eternal impact on generations to come. 8,000 study notes. Hundreds of enriching word studies"50+ Essentials of the Christian Faith" articles."
The NIV Study Bible by Barker, Kenneth L; Burdick, Donald W (1995) 2250 pages. Note this is the first edition. This resource has been fully revised in 2020.
Zondervan NIV Study Bible - (2011) 2570 pages - Use this one if available as it has more notes than edition below. One hour limit
HCSB Study Bible : Holman Christian Standard Bible - General Editor Jeremy Royal Howard (2010) 2360 pages. Conservative. Good notes. Include Holmans excellent maps. One hour limit
Life Application Study Bible: Old Testament and New Testament: New Living Translation. Has some very helpful notes especially with application of texts. 4,445 ratings One hour limit
The Apologetics Study Bible Understand Why You Believe by Norman Geisler
Dictionary of Biblical Imagery - free for use online with no restrictions (i.e., you do not need to borrow this book). Editors Leland Ryken, J C Wilhoit, Tremper Longman III - This is a potential treasure chest to aid your preaching and teaching as it analyzes the meaning of a host of Biblical figures of speech. Clue - use the "One-page view" which then allows you to copy and paste text. One downside is there is no index, so you need to search 3291 pages for entries which are alphabetical.
Multiple Resources by Renowned Creationist Henry Morris
- Some Call it Science: the Religion of Evolution by Morris, Henry M.
- A history of modern creationism by Morris, Henry
- Scientific creationism by Henry Morris
- 5 reasons to believe in recent creation by Morris, Henry M.
- The scientific case for creation by Morris, Henry M
- Creation and the modern Christian by Morris, Henry M
- The beginning of the world by Morris, Henry M
- The twilight of evolution by Morris, Henry M.
- The Bible and modern science by Morris, Henry M
- Creation: acts, facts, impacts by Morris, Henry M
- The big three : major events that changed history forever by Morris, Henry
- After Eden : understanding creation, the curse, and the cross by Morris, Henry M
- The long war against God : the history and impact of the creation/evolution conflict by Morris, Henry M
- The book of beginnings : a practical guide to understand and teach Genesis by Morris, Henry M
- Your origins matter by Morris, Henry M.
- The modern creation trilogy by Morris, Henry
- The troubled waters of evolution by Morris, Henry
- Science, scripture, and the young earth: an answer to current arguments against the Biblical doctrine of recent creation by Morris, Henry M.
- Men of science, men of God : great scientists who believed the Bible by Morris, Henry M
- The Bible has the answer : practical Biblical discussions of 100 frequent questions by Morris, Henry M.
In the beginning : Genesis Nelson Impact Bible Study Guide
The Nelson Impact Bible Study series will introduce in-depth Bible study to Christian laypeople. Each book will help readers experience the true meaning of the messages in the book of Genesis, and in turn, empower the reader to truly make a difference in the world for Christ. Designed for individual or group study, the study guide will provide a foundation for Bible study and encourage the reader to return to the Bible. All necessary background information will be given so that the reader needs only a Bible and the study guide. The messages will be thorough but easily understood and will be complimented by application questions to guide the readers into a deeper relationship with the Bible that will impact their lives with the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Genesis and Archaeology by Vos, Howard Frederic
Howard F. Vos has had a distinguished career as an expert in historical, geographical, biblical, and archeological research. A prolific author and editor, he is responsible for twenty-five books that are standards in their field, including the Wycliffe Bible Dictionary. He has traveled extensively in the Bible lands and excavated many sites in Israel. Vos is currently Emeritus Professor of History and Archaeology at The King's College in New York.
Life Application Study Bible : New Living Translation. Has some very helpful notes. 4,445 ratings
NIV Archaeological Study Bible (2005) 2360 pages 950 ratings
"Readers who desire a more intimate knowledge of the historical context of the Bible will appreciate the NIV Archaeological Study Bible. Full of informative articles and full-color photographs of places and objects from biblical times, this Bible examines the archaeological record surrounding God’s Word and brings the biblical world to life. Readers’ personal studies will be enriched as they become more informed about the empires, places, and peoples of the ancient world. Features include: • Four-color interior throughout • Bottom-of-page study notes exploring passages that speak on archaeological and cultural facts • Articles (520) covering five main categories: Archaeological Sites, Cultural and Historical Notes, Ancient Peoples and Lands, the Reliability of the Bible, and Ancient Texts and Artifacts • Approximately 500 4-color photographs interspersed throughout • Detailed book introductions that provide basic, at-a-glance information • Detailed charts on pertinent topics • In-text color maps that assist the reader in placing the action "
New Bible Commentary - (1994) See user reviews
Genesis for Everyone by Goldingay, John Only Genesis 17-50.
Explore The Book - Genesis to Joshua - PDF - J.Sidlow Baxter:
The Jewish Study Bible - Only OT - Interesting Jewish perspective.
Evangelical Commentary on the Bible - editor Walter Elwell (1989) 1239 pages. User reviews.
Genesis 16-33 by McGee, J. Vernon
The Ryrie Study Bible - Charles Ryrie (1978) 2142 pages. Conservative. 216 ratings
The Early Earth: An Introduction to Biblical Creationism by Whitcomb, John C 18 ratings
First published in 1972, The Early Earth has established itself as one of the most illuminating books defending biblical creationism. Whitcomb’s stellar defense of biblical creationism.
The Moon : its creation, form and significance by Whitcomb, John C
The World that Perished by Whitcomb, John C 28 ratings
The World that Perished, a forceful sequel to The Genesis Flood and companion to The Early Earth, radiates an unshakeable faith in the authority of the Word of God. Whitcomb maintains with vigor that the Bible declares and affirms a supernatural, catastrophic flood of worldwide proportions, a declaration corroborated by scientific observations that are not warped by a uniformitarian bias in geology.
Portraits of Christ in Genesis by DeHaan, M. R 39 ratings
From the lives of Adam, Abel, Isaac, Joseph and many other Biblical characters, Dr. DeHaan develops pictures that foreshadow Christ and His ministry. A fascinating study of Old Testament typology, Portraits of Christ in Genesis relates deep theological truths in language easily understood by the laymen. This is Dr. DeHaan's parting message to the world. Shortly after he completed the manuscript for this book, and even before the series was completed on the air, Dr. DeHaan went to his heavenly reward. At his memorial service telegrams from fellow radio preachers were received praising and recommending the teaching ministry of this great man of God.
The Experiencing God Study Bible : the Bible for knowing and doing the will of God - Blackaby, Henry (1996) 1968 pages - CHECK THIS ONE! Each chapter begins with several questions under the title "PREPARE TO MEET GOD." Then you will interesting symbols before many of the passages. The chapter ends with a "DID YOU NOTICE?" question. This might make a "dry chapter" jump off the page! Read some of the 48 ratings
Invitation to Genesis : participant book by Enns, Peter, 10 ratings
Stories that live : 6 Bible stories for God's little people by Enns, Peter;
The Book of Genesis, an Exposition by Erdman, Charles R.
Cyril Barber - 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.
The Pentateuch; a concise commentary on Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy by Erdman, Charles
Nelson's Expository Dictionary of the Old Testament by Unger, Merrill
Dictionary of deities and demons in the Bible (DDD) - 950 pages (1995) Read some of the 65 ratings (4.8/5 Stars). A definitive in depth resource on this subject. Very expensive to purchase.
BILL BALDWIN - sermons somewhat of an outline format
- Genesis 22:1-19 - "The Sacrifice of the Promised Seed"
- Genesis 22:15-19 - "Abraham's Reward"
- Genesis 22:20-24 - "The Preparation of the Bride"
- Qualities Of Genuine Worship - Genesis 22:1-14
- The Lamb On Mount Moriah - Genesis 22:1-14
- On The Mountain Of Absolute Surrender - Genesis 22:1-14
- The Trial Of Faith - Genesis 22:1-14
- The Setting Of Biblical Worship - Genesis 22:1-18
CAMBRIDGE BIBLE FOR SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES
ROBERT S CANDLISH
STEVEN COLE - highly recommended
W A CRISWELL
- Genesis 22: The Offering Up of Isaac
- Genesis 22: Mt. Moriah: Mount of Sacrifice
- Genesis 22: Mt. Moriah: Mount of Sacrifice
- Genesis 22:1-19 The Sacrifice on Mt. Moriah
JOHN CUMMING - 1854
AUGUST DILMAN - 1897
J LIGON DUNCAN III, et. al.
- The Story of a Substitute Genesis 22:1-18
- The Lord Will Provide Genesis 22:1-24
- Nine Lessons and Carols - Christmas Assurance Genesis 22:15-18
- The Son of Promise Genesis 22:15 Derek Thomas
- The Covenant Assured Genesis 22:15-24
JAMIESON, FAUSSET, BROWN
F C COOK, EDITOR (1871)
S R DRIVER
- Genesis 22:1-8 The Necessity of Testing
- Genesis 22:1-2 Testing Has a Purpose
- Genesis 22:3 The Response of Faith
- Genesis 22:4-5 Trusting in Spite of Circumstances
- Genesis 22:7-9 A Submissive Faith
- Genesis 22:9-12 Action Proves Faith
- Genesis 22:13-19 Passing the Test
EXPLORE THE BIBLE
EXPOSITOR'S BIBLE - Marcus Dods
ARNO C. GAEBELEIN
- Genesis; Principle #32; Gen. 22:1-19; p. 32 Spiritual Testing: We should not be surprised when God allows unique tests to come into our lives to enable us to become more mature in our Christian experience. Video
GRACE NOTES - 892 pages
- Why did God command Abraham to sacrifice Isaac?
- What is the significance of Mount Moriah in the Bible?
- Why does God test us?
- Who are the biblical patriarchs?
L M GRANT
W H GRIFFITH-THOMAS
WILLIAM H GREEN 1895
- Genesis 22:1-3 God Told Me To
- Genesis 22:1-11 But Where Is The Lamb?
- Genesis 22:1-13 Giving Up For God
S LEWIS JOHNSON
- Genesis 22 Lawlor, John I. "The Test Of Abraham Genesis 22:1-19," Grace Theological Journal 1.1 (1980) 19-35.
- Genesis 22 Marrs, Rick R. “Sacrificing our Future (Genesis 22),” Restoration Quaterly 27.3 (1984) 129-42.
KEIL & DELITZSCH
- "Let Go!" (Genesis 22:1-24) - scroll down
PAUL E KRETZMANN - Lutheran Perspective
H C LEUPOLD
- Ancient Near East in the Time of the Patriarchs
- The Land of Canaan from Abraham to Moses – Holman Bible Atlas
- Palestine in the Middle Bronze Age – Holman Bible Atlas
- The Migration of Abraham – Holman Bible Atlas
- Abraham in Canaan – Holman Bible Atlas
- Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob – Holman Bible Atlas
J VERNON MCGEE
C H MACKINTOSH
- Genesis 22:1-14 Faith Tested and Crowned
- Genesis 22:14 The Crowning Test and Triumph of Faith: Jehovah-Jireh
F B MEYER
- Genesis 22 (ODH)
- Genesis 22:7 Where is the Lamb? Behold the Lamb
- Genesis 22:2 THE GREATEST TRIAL OF ALL
G CAMPBELL MORGAN
HENRY MORRIS - Defender's Study Bible Notes
- Genesis 22:1 God did tempt
- Genesis 22:2 whom thou lovest offer him there
- Genesis 22:3 young men
- Genesis 22:4 the place third day
- Genesis 22:5 worship come again
- Genesis 22:8 a lamb
- Genesis 22:15 the angel of the LORD
- Genesis 22:17 as the sand thy seed
J G MURPHY
- Genesis - A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Book of Genesis, with a new translation (1867)
OUR DAILY BREAD
- Genesis 22 He Will Provide
- Genesis 22:1-22 What’s For Dinner?
- Genesis 22 Life At Its Best
- Genesis 22:1-12 What’s For Dinner
- Genesis 22:1-14 A Test Of Faith
- Genesis 22:1-12 Eight Cows On The Altar
- Genesis 22:1-14 The Father's Love
- Genesis 22:1-14 Not Taken, But Given
- Genesis 22:1 Final Exam
- Genesis 22:1 What’s For Dinner-
- The Mastery of Stewardship Genesis 22:1-14 J. Mike Minnix
- The Concept of Worship - The First Worship Service Genesis 22:1-14 David E. Owen
- Something Is Missing Genesis 22:7 Alan Stewart
A W PINK - Gleanings in Genesis
PREACHER'S HOMILETICAL COMMENTARY - JOSEPH EXELL - THOMAS H LEALE
REFORMATION STUDY BIBLE
- Gen 22:1
- Gen 22:2
- Gen 22:3
- Gen 22:8
- Gen 22:11
- Gen 22:12
- Gen 22:13
- Gen 22:14
- Gen 22:16
- Gen 22:18
- Gen 22:20–25:11
- Gen 22:20–24
- Gen 22:23
SERMON AUDIO - PDF'S be a Berean as quality is variable.
SERMON BIBLE COMMENTARY
- Genesis Commentary
- Sermon Notes for Genesis 22
- Sermon Notes for Genesis 22
- Sermon Notes for Genesis 22:1
- Sermon Notes for Genesis 22:1-2
- Sermon Notes for Genesis 22:1,2
- Sermon Notes for Genesis 22:1, 2
- Sermon Notes for Genesis 22:2
- Sermon Notes for Genesis 22:1-14
- Sermon Notes for Genesis 22:16
Excerpt - He who is to be the father of the faithful has to face the father of all the trials of faith. We see the workings of great faith in the actions of Abraham.
(1) He reasoned not; he consulted no one.
(2) He staggered not under the crushing weight of such a demand.
(3) He was prompt; he rose up early in the morning.
(4) He was deliberate; preparing the wood beforehand.
(5) He was fully determined; bade the young men keep back that they might not hinder him. This is a very fruitful portion.
- The Sacrifice Of Abraham Genesis 22:1-14 - scroll down page
R C SPROUL - Devotionals
- Genesis 11:27–32 From Ur to Haran
- Genesis 12:17–20 Take Her and Go
- Genesis 12:10–16 Down to Egypt
- Genesis 12:1–3 The Lord Said to Abram
- Genesis 12:4–9 Abram Went
C. H. SPURGEON
- Genesis 22:1 Abraham’s Trial—A Lesson for Believers
- Genesis 22:2 Mature Faith Illustrated by Abraham's Offering Up Isaac
- Genesis 22:8 A Type and Its Teaching
- Genesis 22:14 Jehovah-Jireh
- Genesis 22
RICHARD L. STRAUSS
JAMES VAN DINE
SERMONS BY VERSE