From Paradise to the Promised Land: An Introduction to the Pentateuch
T. D. Alexander
This is not a commentary on individual passages. Instead, Alexander reveals the larger picture of the Pentateuch, identifying prominent themes and connections between the Pentateuch and the New Testament.
The Art of Preaching Old Testament Narrative
Guides students and preachers through a ten-step process from text selection to sermon delivery. Mathewson then provides sample sermons and interviews of five individuals, Haddon Robinson.
How to Read Exodus
Tremper Longman III
The book of Exodus is a key to understanding the Bible. Without it, the Bible would lack three early scenes: deliverance, covenant, and worship. Exodus provides the events and narrative, the themes, and imagery foundational for understanding the story of Israel and of Jesus.
He Gave Us Stories
Richard L. Pratt Jr.
Pratt suggests that OT narratives can be viewed as pictures (literary analysis), windows (historical analysis), and mirrors (thematic analysis). These roughly correspond to the theological conviction that the OT is (1) canonical; (2) historical; and (3) for believers.
The Gospel in Genesis: From Fig Leaves to Faith
Lloyd-Jones starts with the fall of man and ends with the call of Abram as it examines portions of chapters 3-12. Along the way he talks of serpents and sin, of the Word of God and the Babel of man. But the destination is clear: readers move from fig leaves in the garden to faith in the gospel.
Living in the Gap Between Promise and Reality: The Gospel According to Abraham
Iain M. Duguid
Duguid focuses on Abraham in this series of studies on the lives of Old Testament characters, written for laypeople and pastors, and designed to encourage Christ-centered reading, teaching, and preaching of the Old Testament.
The Pentateuch as Narrative
A leading comtemporary scholar, Sailhamer aims his book at the interpretive challenges of the Pentateuch that stem from its particular narrative form.
Preaching Christ from Genesis: Foundations for Expository Sermons
Greidanus uses the latest scholarly research to analyze 23 Genesis narratives, presents the rhetorical structures and other literary features of each narrative, discloses the message for Israel (theme) as well as the author’s likely purpose (goal), explores various ways of preaching Christ from each narrative, offers sermon exposition and commentary in oral style, and suggests relevant sermon forms, introductions, and applications.