Called the Primeval Prologue because much of it is about the time before the flood, Genesis 1-11 is considered foundational for biblical theology. The creation, the fall, the flood, the building of the Tower of Babel--these events and others set the stage for the rest of God's redemptive story. Readers of this New Beacon Bible Commentary will gain insight into the structural, literary, historical, and canonical features of these chapters. They will also delve deeply into such theological themes as God's uncreated existence, his love for humanity, and the essence of biblical holiness.Joseph Coleson, the author of this remarkable commentary, has produced an outstanding work of scholarship. Here again is another invaluable resource and additionto the NBBC collection.The New Beacon Bible Commentary is an engaging, indispensable reference tool to aid individuals in every walk of life in the study and meditation of God's Word. Written from the Wesleyan theological perspective, it offers insight and perceptive scholarship to help you unlock the deeper truths of Scripture and garner an awareness of the history, culture, and context attributed to each book of study. Readable, relevant, and academically thorough, it offers scholars, pastors, and laity a new standard for understanding and interpreting the Bible in the 21st century.