Understanding Genesis Book: How to Analyze, Interpret, and Defend Scripture
Is the Bible really so hard to understand? …The correct interpretation of Scripture is not merely an academic issue, it is a matter of eternal life and death.
There are many opinions and subsequent interpretations on the Book of Genesis. What did the author of Genesis intend and how can we possibly know, or is the important thing only what the Bible “means to you”? In this book, Dr. Jason Lisle answers questions such as:
– What are the most common mistakes people make in trying to understand Genesis?
– How does one identify poetic, prophetic and historical types of biblical literature?
– How do the rules of interpretation handle each type of biblical literature?
– What is the proper role of science in understanding the Bible?
– What are the necessary rules of biblical interpretation?
Is there one correct interpretation of the Bible, or are there many? Discover why alternative positions are rationally impossible. Unlock a powerful understanding of God’s Word and equip yourself with a reasoned defense against those who distort the Word of God.
About the Author:
Dr. Jason Lisle is the Director of Research and a featured speaker and writer for the Institute for Creation Research. He previously served as the Planetarium Director for the Creation Museum in KY. Dr. Lisle has also authored a number of books which include: Taking Back Astronomy, The Ultimate Proof of Creation, Old-Earth Creationism on Trial, and The Stargazer’s Guide to the Night Sky.
Dr. Lisle holds bachelor of science degrees in physics and astronomy from Ohio Wesleyan University, as well as a master’s and PhD in Astro-physics from the University of Colorado in Boulder. As a creation scientist Dr. Lisle effectively communicates a broad range of topics from in-depth presentations of distant starlight, Einstein’s relativity, and problems with the big bang to topics from astronomy and general science to apologetics and dinosaurs.
Chris C –
A book I will make much use of. This is a must have for all Christians. Dr. Lisle does an excellent job at explaining the correct way (as well as the incorrect way) to interpret scripture, and how we can know biblically. He goes over proper hermeneutical principles, faulty methods of hermeneutics, the different types of genres in the Bible and how we can identify them. The book is educational and very easy to understand. Dr. Lisle is a master at using analogies to help. I truly believe anyone who reads this book will benefit greatly from it.
I love this book! The truncated title, “Understanding Genesis,” really does not do this book justice. It is a guide to how to consistently use methodological principals to maximize your understanding of Scripture, and what happens when you remain consistent while studying the book of Genesis in particular. This is a great reference tool that I am sure to revisit time and time again. Thank you, Dr. Lisle!