Discovering Genesis: Content, Interpretation, Reception (Discovering Biblical Texts (Dbt)) (Paperback)
Concise, student-friendly introduction to Genesis Iain Provan here offers readers a compact, up-to-date, and student-friendly introduction to the book of Genesis, focusing on its structure, content, theological concerns, key interpretive debates, and historical reception. Drawing on a range of methodological approaches (author-, text-, and reader-centered) as complementary rather than mutually exclusive ways of understanding, Discovering Genesis encourages students to dig deeply into the theological and historical questions raised by the text. It provides a critical assessment of key interpreters and interpretive debates, focusing especially on the reception history of the biblical text, a subject of growing interest to students and scholars of the Bible.
Iain Provan is Marshall Sheppard Professor of Biblical Studies at Regent College. His other books include A Biblical History ofIsrael, The NIV Application Commentary volume on Ecclesiastes and Song of Songs, and Seriously Dangerous Religion: What the OldTestament Really Says and Why It Matters.