Origins Today: Genesis Through Ancient Eyes

Speaker(s): John Walton
Date: March 22 2013
Length: 1h 46min
Product ID: RGCD4300C

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John Walton's work in Genesis 1-3 offers a fresh perspective on this complex issue by seeking to understand the message of Scripture within its ancient context.
A close reading of the Genesis creation account and an evaluation of its ancient Near Eastern setting raise the question of whether the Bible provides modern scientific information related to our understanding of the natural world (e.g., cosmology, biology, or human origins), or whether it offers a theological, rather than material, framework for thinking about the cosmosu2014for example, God made everything and is sovereign over it. This question in turn leads us to inquire whether today's scientific conclusions regarding old earth, common descent, and parentage of the human race necessarily conflict with the Bible or theology.

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John Walton is Professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College. Previously he served as a professor at Moody Bible Institute for twenty years. He is author of many books, including The Lost World of Scripture: Ancient Literary Culture and Biblical Authority, Genesis 1 as Ancient Cosmology, The Lost World of Genesis 1: Ancient Cosmology and the Origins Debate, and Ancient Near Eastern Thought and the Old Testament.

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