Genesis


A Special Bibliography for Genesis 1-11

A Special Bibliography for Genesis 12-50


Verse-by-Verse Commentaries:

George W. Coats, Genesis with Introduction to Narrative Literature (FOTL, 1), Eerdmans, 1984. ***1/2
John Calvin,
Genesis (Geneva), Banner of Truth, 1981.
Umberto Cassuto,
A Commentary on the Book of Genesis, Manges Press, 1995. (two vols.)
____ From Adam to Noah.****
____ From Noah to Abraham. ****
Derek Kidner, Genesis (Tyndale), Intervarsity, 1967.****
Meredith G. Kline, "Genesis" in New Bible Commentary, IVP, 1970. ****1/2
Allen P. Ross,
Creation and Blessing, Baker, 1996.***1/2
Lawrence A. Turner,
Genesis (Readings), Sheffield, 2000.****
Gordon Wenham, Genesis (Word), Word Books, 1987. (two vols.)***1/2

Monographs, Compilations, and Studies:

Jan P. Fokkelman, Narrative Art in Genesis: Specimens of Stylistic and Structural Analysis (JSOT Supplement, 75), JSOT Press, 1975. ****1/2
Warren Austin Gage, The Gospel of Genesis: Studies in Protology and Eschatology, Eisenbrauns, 1984. ****
Duane Garrett, Rethinking Genesis, Baker, 1991. ****
Meredith G. Kline
, Kingdom Prologue: Genesis Foundations for a Covenantal World-View, Two-Age Press, 2000.*****
P. Davies (ed.), The World of Genesis, 1998.
Henry Law, The Gospel in Genesis, Banner of Truth, 1994. ****
Gary A. Rendsburg,
The Redaction of Genesis, Eisenbrauns, 1986. ***1/2
Lawrence A. Turner,
Announcement of Plot in Genesis (JSOT Sup, 96), Sheffield, 1990.****
Hugh C. White, Narrative and Discourse in Genesis, Cambridge University Press, 1991.****

Articles and Essays:

Karel A. Deurloo, "Narrative Geography in the Abraham Cycle" in In Quest of the Past: Studies in Israelite Religion, Literature, and
____Prophetism (Oudtestamentische StudiŽn, 26) [ed. Adam S. van der Woude], Brill Academic, 1990: 48-62.****
Jan P. Fokkelman, "Genesis" in Literary Guide to the Bible (R. Alter and F. Kermode, eds.) Belknap Press (or Harvard University Press),
____1987: 36-55. ****
Gerhard van Groningen, "Interpretation of Genesis, JETS 13 (1970): 199-218.
Walter C. Kaiser Jr., "The Promise Theme and the Theology of Rest," BSac 130 (1973): 135-150.
Isaak M. Kikawada, "Genesis on Three Levels," Annual of the Japanese Institute, vol 7 (ed. M. Sekine), Yamamoto Shoten, 1981: 3-15.
John H. Sailhamer, "Genesis" in A Complete Literary Guide to the Bible [ed. L. Ryken and T. Longman III], Zondervan, 1993: 108-120.
Yair Zakovitch, "Through the Looking Glass: Reflections / Inversions of Genesis Stories in the Bible," Biblical Interpretation 1 (1993):
____ 139-152.


More Commentaries of Interest:

G. Charles Aalders, Genesis (Bible Student's Commentary), Zondervan, 1981. (2 vols.)
Walter Brueggemann, Genesis (Interpretation), Westminster John Knox, 1986.
Terence E. Fretheim, "Genesis" in The New Interpreter’s Bible, vol. I, Abingdon Press, 1994: 319-674.
Victor P. Hamilton, The Book of Genesis (NICOT), Eerdmans, 1995. (2 vols.)
Robert D. Sacks, A Commentary on the Book of Genesis (Ancient Near Eastern Texts and Studies, 6), Edwin Mellen, 1990.
Nahum M. Sarna,
Genesis: The Traditional Hebrew Text With the New JPS Translation (JPS Torah Commentary, 1), Jewish Publication
____Society, 1994.***
John J. Scullion, Genesis: A Commentary for Students, Teachers, and Preachers (Old Testament Studies, 10), Liturgical, 1992.
Edward A. Speiser, Genesis (Anchor, 1), Doubleday, 1960.
Gerhard von Rad, Genesis (OTL), Westminster, 1995.
Claus Westermann, Genesis (Continental), Augsburg-Fortress, 1984-86. (3 vols.)
Ronald Youngblood, The Book of Genesis: An Introductory Commentary, Wipf & Stock, 2000.

More Monographs of Interest:

Henri Blocher, In the Beginning: The Opening Chapters of Genesis, Inter Varsity, 1984.
M. R. DeHaan, Portraits of Christ in Genesis, Kregel, 1995.
Hermann Gunkel, The Legends of Genesis: The Biblical Saga and History, Schoken, 1964.
________ The Stories of Genesis, Bibal Press, 1994.
Alexander Heidel, The Gilgamesh Epic and Old Testament Parallels, Chicago University Press, 1946.
James B. Jordan, Creation in Six Days: A Defense of the Traditional Reading of Genesis One, Canon Press, 1999.
Terry James Prewitt, The Elusive Covenant: A Structural-Semiotic Reading of Genesis (Advances in Semiotics), Indiana University Press, 1990.
John H. Sailhamer, Genesis Unbound: A Provocative New Look at the Creation Account, Multnomah Books, 1996.
Nahum M. Sarna, Understanding Genesis, Schocken Books, 1970. ***
Devora Steinmetz, From Father to Son: Kinship, Conflict, and Continuity in Genesis (Literary Currents in Biblical Interpretation), Westminster
____John Knox, 1991.
Claus Westermann, The Promises to the Fathers, Studies on the Patriarchal Narratives, Fortress, 1980.
________ Beginning and End in the Bible, Fortress, 1972.
________ Creation, Fortress, 1974.
Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg, Genesis: The Beginning of Desire, Jewish Publication Society, 1995.

More Articles of Interest:

T. Desmond Alexander, "Genealogies, Seed, and the Compositional Unity of Genesis," Tyndale Bulletin 44 (1993): 255-270.
Robert Alter, "Reading Genesis," Judaism 47 (1998): 475-479.
Robert L. Cohn, "Narrative Structure and Canonical Perspective in Genesis, JSOT 25 (1983): 3-16.


Still More Commentaries:

Robert Alter, Genesis: Translation and Commentary, W. W. Norton & Co., 1997.
John J. Davis, From Paradise to Prison, Baker, 1986.
John E. Hartley, Genesis (NIBC, 1), Eerdmans, 2000.
Herman Gunkel, Genesis (Mercer Library of Biblical Studies), Mercer University Press, 1997.**

Still More Monographs:

Francis A. Shaeffer, Genesis in Space and Time: The Flow of Biblical History, Inter Varsity, 1972.
Edward J. Young, Studies in Genesis One, Presbyterian & Reformed, 1999.


John van Seters, Prologue to History: The Yahwist as Historian in Genesis, 1992.