One of my research classes this semester will be limited to Genesis 1-3. Yup, a whole semester on these three chapters. Since this passage is so “foundational” to so much of Jewish-Christian literature it seems to me to be worth the time I will be dedicating to it.

Before this class I had four commentaries on Genesis: Bruggemann’s from the Interpretation series, Bruce Waltke and Cathi J. Frederick’s, and two others that I can’t remember who wrote them that basically take up space on my shelves. That has changed. The professor (Dr. Jan Verbruggen) who is supervising my research had me add eleven more! The list of books (all now accounted for) include:

Allen P. Ross, Creation and Blessing

Andrew Louth, Genesis 1-11 (Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture: Old Testament, V.1)

Bill T. Arnold, Genesis (New Cambridge Bible Commentary)

C. John Collins, Genesis 1-4: A Linguistic, Literary, and Theological Commentary

Claus Westermann, Genesis 1-11: A Continental Commentary

Frank E. Gaebelein (ed.), The Expositors Bible Commentary (V. 1): Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers

Gordon J. Wenham, Word Biblical Commentary, V. 1: Genesis 1-15

Kenneth Mathews, New American Commentary: Genesis 1-11:26

Nahum M. Sarna, JPS Torah Commentary: Genesis

R.R. Reno, Genesis (Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible)

Umberto Cassuto, From Adam to Noah: A Commentary on the Book of Genesis I-VI (Pt. 1)

Victor P. Hamilton, The Book of Genesis (New International Commentary on the Old Testament) 1-17