This month’s free book is here! Through January, you can download The Cambridge Bible for School and Colleges: Genesis for free.
Born in London in 1856, Herbert Edward Ryle was a prolific writer and theologian, focusing heavily on the Old Testament and Genesis. In 1910, he was appointed as the Dean of Westminster.
In this volume, he provides a bridge between the text and the reader with transliterated Hebrew. His commentary on Genesis still speaks to modern questions, including the use of mythology in Scripture. This can be seen as he writes on Genesis 1:2:
Nothing could more effectually distinguish the Hebrew Narrative of the Creation from the representations of primitive mythology than the use of this simple and lofty expression for the mysterious, unseen, and irresistible presence and operation of the Divine Being. It is the ‘breath’ of God which alone imparts light to darkness and the principle of life to inert matter.
Though this is just one excerpt from his extensive work, Ryle provides this same depth of study throughout his entire commentary.
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All month long, you can also get An Introduction to the Pentateuch for only 99 cents!
A.T. Chapman, another well-respected Cambridge scholar, authors this all-encompassing volume. If you have ever wondered about the Pentateuch’s origins, its composition, or its impact for today’s readers, then this book is for you. Chapman addresses these and other important elements of the first books of the Old Testament in a well-respected resource that has stood the test of time.