Book Notices -- By: Anonymous

Journal: Bibliotheca Sacra
Volume: BSAC 123:492 (Oct 1966)
Article: Book Notices
Author: Anonymous

Book Notices

The Book Of Genesis. By Julian Morgenstern. New York: Schocken Books, 1965. 309 pp. $1.95.

This book, first published in 1919, aims to be exactly what its title indicates, a Jewish interpretation of Genesis. Each chapter is divided normally into three parts: (1) a critical analysis of the text from the viewpoint of modern higher criticism, (2) the spiritual lessons to be learned from the text from the bias of liberal Judaism and illustrated from Levitic literature, and (3) exegetical notes on the text. The abiding value of the book is found in the second part, for, in spite of the author’s prejudices, he frequently discerns the spiritual truths of the book. If the student will take pencil in hand and discriminatingly jot down in the margin these insights while discarding much of the other two sections, which are often irrelevant, sketchy, and out of date, he will find that this book is worthy of his investment both with respect to the price and his time.

B. K. Waltke

Is The Bible True? By Allen Bowman. Westwood N.J.: Fleming H. Revell Company, 1965. 189 pp. $3.95.

This extremely practical and helpful volume written by the Professor of History and Political Science at Marion College, Marion, Indiana, should be warmly received by evangelical Christians. Dealing in a forthright and practical way with the many questions raised by students in our day concerning the truth of the Bible, the author answers effectively many important questions. Anyone who has doubts concerning the truth of the Word of God will find this book a helpful and factual answer. Aimed at the layman rather than the scholar, it will meet the normal questions faced by college students. Pastors also will find this mine of information helpful in supporting faith in the Word of God.

J. F. Walvoord

Studies In The Bible And Science. By Henry M. Morris. Philadelphia: Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing Co., 1966. 186 pp. $3.50.

No one can dispute the impact Henry M. Morris has made on the Christian public with his forceful polemic against the theory of evolution and his clear-cut defense of flood geology. In this book Morris gathers together a number of his articles on the same themes which have been published over the past twenty years in assorted periodicals and journals. Naturally there is some repetition,

especially in the discussion of the first and second laws of thermodynamics and the flood. In addition a number of glaring misprints mar the production of the book (pp. 30, 62, 75, 124, etc.).

In spite of the overlappings and the defects in publication, thi...

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