The teachings that come out of an exposition of Genesis 6-9 are foundational to understanding much of redemptive history in the rest of the Bible. Righteous Noah becomes a type of Christ through whom God makes a covenant of redemption. By faith he built an ark, condemning the world and having victory over it.
The day of the Flood is a prototype of the day of the coming of the Lord, with a separation of the righteous and the wicked. God’s giving of the covenant sign of the rainbow gives us assurance and comfort of a staying of his judgment while he patiently waits for our repentance before the final judgment. So out of a holocaust God provides hope.
The exposition responds to higher criticism, reveals the text’s literary structure, compares various viewpoints, provides historical and scientific evidences, and illustrates with contemporary examples.
Numerous controversial topics are addressed, such as who were the ’’sons of God’’ that married ’’daughters of men,’’ God’s grief, the extent of the Flood, eating meat, capital punishment, population growth, and the curse on Canaan. Personal application is made throughout. Each chapter closes with discussion questions for group study.
Hardcover, 200 pages.