T. Desmond Alexander, "From Adam to Judah: The Significance of the Family Tree in Genesis," Evangelical Quarterly 61:1 (1989): 5-19.
T. Desmond Alexander, "Genealogies, Seed and the Compositional Unity of Genesis," Tyndale Bulletin 44.2 (1993): 255-270.
Most studies on Genesis tend to focus on the disparate nature of the material which has been used in its composition. It is argued here that the entire book has been carefully composed to focus on a unique family line. The members of this line of ‘seed’ enjoyed a special relationship with God which resulted in the establishment of two eternal covenants, the first with Noah and the second with Abraham. At the heart of this latter covenant was the promise that God’s blessing would be mediated to all the nations of the earth through the ‘seed’ of Abraham. While the book of Genesis draws attention to the initial stages of the fulfilment of this promise, its ultimate fulfilment is linked to a royal dynasty associated with the descendants of Judah.
T. Desmond Alexander, "Further Observations on the Term "Seed" in Genesis," Tyndale Bulletin 48.2 (1997): 363-367.