Short and helpful commentary on Genesis. Have a few problems with comments made on the first three chapters Genesis, but I think this with be true of every commentary I consult on this book.Ray Ellis
A great one-volume commentary on Genesis. Although, in common with many other commentaries the weighting is more towards the Primeval History (Genesis 1-11 takes up 1/3 of the commentary) rather than the Patriarchs ("The Chosen Family") (Genesis 12-50 takes up only 1/2 of the commentary).The whole thing is readable and insightful. What I did find interesting, for a commentary written in the 1960s, was a sustained critique of the Graf & Wellhausen JEDP documentary theory. I had assumed that it was pretty much accepted as fact at that time - And even Kidner acknowledges at one point that "the prestige of the theory tends to protect it from criticism".Joe Haack
Kidner is my hero. His brevity is refreshing and will give you the general sense of the passage in question. That is priceless. Sometimes I want to read his thought process, though, and not just the brilliantly crafted gnomic result.Nate Walker
Loved this little commentary - brief, but chalk full of wisdom. You can tell Kidner was a godly man. A great aid for preaching.