Using the historical-grammatical method of Scripture interpretation, this volume holds that a key to correctly understanding Genesis is the historical nature of all ten of Genesis' "accounts" of God's saving activity among all mankind and the patriarchs. The two authors, Carl Lawrenz and John Jeske, have, between them, taught courses on Genesis to every class of students at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, Mequon, Wisconsin, for half a century. Each author brings a scholar's knowledge of biblical Hebrew, a high view of Scripture as the verbally inspired and inerrant written Word of God, and a keen understanding of God's plan of salvation centered in Jesus Christ. This commentary contains the complete Hebrew text, the authors' own original translations of the text, and a thorough exposition of every verse of Genesis chapters 1-11. Hardcover. Size, 6 x 9 inches. 340 pages. Published 2004.