on 6 January 2014
As with his commentary on Deuteronomy Currid has produced an extremely readable narrative, but one that also has a great deal of depth. His translation of the text is excellent and extremely helpful as it opens up some intriguing aspects, particularly where Adam's relationship with God is concerned. This is, in my opinion, the best sort of academic commentary, one that does not overtax the brain with weighty theological jargon and because of that it can be read by just about anyone who is serious about Bible study. Yet it deals with the text in a more than adequate fashion. The application at the end of each chapter is the icing on the cake as it is extremely helpful and makes you realise how little mankind has changed. Out of all the academic commentaries I have reviewed I give this five stars (all my other reviews have given them four or less) due to its easy to read narrative, something academic commentaries can often lack.