- What kind of book is Genesis?
- How did ancient Hebrews tell stories?
- Was Genesis written at one time by a single person?
- What can we learn about Genesis from comparable ancient Near Eastern literature?
- When was Genesis written?
- What does Genesis tell us about the past?
- Does our knowledge of the ancient Near East help us understand Genesis?
- How does Genesis describe God?
- How does Genesis describe God's relationship to his people?
- How does Genesis fit into the whole of Scripture?
- What in Genesis is theologically normative for us today?
- What is my redemptive-historical relationship to the events of Genesis?
- What can I learn from Genesis about how to think and act in a way pleasing to God?
- How can I keep from imposing my own views on Genesis?
How to Read Genesis answers all of these questions in a model of clarity. In addition to the above, Longman also includes a final chapter on the special issue of how to read Genesis as Christians.
It may seem that a book on such important subjects would be hard to understand. Not at all. Longman writes plainly and engagingly in an easy-to-read style. And the book is only a couple hundred pages long. If you are looking for a responsible guide to reading Genesis then this how-to book is perfect for you.