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The Book of Genesis
Schroeder, Joy A.

Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2015 pp. x + 307. $35.00

Series Information
The Bible in Medieval Tradition

Description: In this latest addition to the Bible in Medieval Tradition series, Joy Schroeder provides substantial excerpts ó none previously available in English ó from seven noteworthy medieval biblical interpreters who commented on Genesis between the ninth and fifteenth centuries. Representing a chronological and geographical range of authors ó including Hildegard of Bingen, Nicholas of Lyra, and Denis the Carthusian ó these clear, readable translations illustrate the rich diversity of medieval approaches to biblical interpretation. The commentary covers the entire book of Genesis and includes an in-depth introduction by Schroeder that locates each of the medieval authors within his or her context.

Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Pentateuch, Genesis, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, History, History of Interpretation

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Review by Nathan MacDonald
Published 3/5/2020
Citation: Nathan MacDonald, review of Joy A. Schroeder, The Book of Genesis, Review of Biblical Literature [] (2020).

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