Recommendation by Old Testament Professor Dr. Jeffrey Lu: This book is the commentary on Genesis of Professor Chloe Sun’s second volume. Dr. Sun is rigorous in her academic research, handling scripture outlines, subtlety, and delicate writing. At the same time, it takes into account the application and experience of the congregation, which is very rare. Like the author’s previous style, the content of this book is profound and simple, but the notes and footnotes also reflect the proper dialogue between the author and contemporary scholars, which is quite balanced.

I very much agree with and like the part of “Reflection and Today’s Application” in the book. Through “reflection” and “application”, readers can talk to the scriptures and annotations, blending the essence of the scriptures and modern life applications into the horizon of dialogue between the reader and the author, crossing the so-called “ancient meaning” and “in biblical theology.”

The book also has a rare feature: Professor Sun attaches great importance to the discussion of “cross-cultural” and “identity formation”, which is also a feature I appreciate very much. The author’s personal experience of growing up in a cross-cultural life makes people feel more real and cordial when reading, and can also be more empathetic (second printing).

舊約教師呂紹昌的推介:本書是謝挺教授第二冊的創世記註釋,謝博士治學嚴謹,處理經文提綱挈領、微言要義,行文細膩,同時兼顧了會眾的應用與體驗,十分難得。一如作者既往的風格,本書內容深入淺出,但註釋與腳註也反映作者與當代學者之間適當的對話,相當平衡。

書中「省思與今日應用」的部分,本人甚為贊同與喜歡。透過「省思」與「應用」,讀者可以與經文以及註釋對談,將經文的精義與現代生活應用交融成讀者與作者對話的地平線,跨越聖經神學研究中所謂「古意」與「今意」的分明壁壘。

本書還具備一個少有的特色:謝教授很重視「跨文化」與「認同」的探討,這也是本人十分欣賞的特色。作者親身在跨文化中成長生活的經歷,讓人讀來倍感真實親切,也更能感同身受 (第二次印刷)。

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