According to the author, his purpose is to "help the reader appreciate the major literary and theological motifs that form the theological ideas in the narratives, and to demonstrate how these theological ideas can be developed into clear and accurate expository ideas." To accomplish this goal, he divides Genesis into more than sixty units, discussing each unit's theological ideas, describing its structure, and synthesizing its message, as well as providing an exegetical outline, an expository outline, and a bibliography.
Allen P. Ross (PhD, University of Cambridge) is professor of Old Testament at Beeson Divinity School. He served as translator and editor of the New King James Version and commented on Genesis and Psalms in the Bible Knowledge Commentary. He is also the author of Introducing Biblical Hebrew and Holiness to the Lord.