Genesis: A Devotional Commentary in Three Volumes explores the book of beginnings chapter-by-chapter. The author explains clearly the purpose of the book of Genesis, points out the major themes found in Genesis, and expounds on the teachings and wisdom presented in the stories of Genesis. Instructive and edifying, the book is straightforward in its approach and style.
About the Author
William Henry Griffith Thomas was born in Oswestry, Shropshire, England in 1861. His mother was widowed before he was born, and he spent his early years living with his grandfather. When he was just 16 years old W. H. was asked to teach a Sunday School class at Holy Trinity Church. He received his B.A. from King's College. In 1895, he became the pastor of St. Aldate's Anglican Church in Oxford and graduated from Oxford University with a Doctor of Divinity.
W. H. Griffith Thomas and his family moved to Toronto, Canada in 1910 where he joined the faculty of Wycliffe College and taught Old Testament literature and exegesis. In 1919 the family moved to Philadelphia, and there Griffith Thomas carried on an extensive conference and writing ministry in North America, Britain and elsewhere. He published 26 Bible study booklets and 24 books. His advice to young preachers was: "Think yourself empty; read yourself full; write yourself clear; pray yourself clean, and then enter the pulpit and let yourself go."
Theologically conservative, Griffith Thomas was both Calvinistic in his soteriology and premillennial in his eschatology. Having befriended Lewis Sperry Chafer in Philadelphia, the two eventually co-founded the Evangelical Theological College, now Dallas Theological Seminary in 1924, the year Thomas died.