Five Questions with James McKeown


James McKeown

The rules of our Five Questions interview series are simple: we send authors a long list of questions. Some are serious, some are . . . not so serious. They choose their five favorites and respond.

Our guest today is James McKeown, who teaches Old Testament and Hebrew at Union Theological College, Belfast, Northern Ireland. McKeown is the author of two volumes in the Two Horizons Old Testament Commentary, first Genesis and most recently Ruth.

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What’s the story behind this commentary volume? How did you come to write it?

I accepted the opportunity to write a commentary on Ruth immediately after completing a commentary on Genesis. At that time this choice was based on the availability of the project. However, as I began work on Ruth, I became aware that this was an excellent choice since many of the prominent themes of Genesis…

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