The Lost World of Genesis One: Ancient Cosmology and the Origins Debate (The Lost World Series Book 2) Kindle Edition

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The Lost World of Genesis One The Lost World of Scripture The Lost World of Adam and Eve The Lost World of the Israelite Conquest The Lost World of the Flood The Lost World of the Torah
The Lost World of Genesis One The Lost World of Scripture The Lost World of Adam and Eve The Lost World of the Israelite Conquest The Lost World of the Flood The Lost World of the Torah
Published 05/22/2009 11/01/2013 02/27/2015 08/15/2017 04/03/2018 02/26/2019
Reader Level Intermediate Introductory Intermediate Intermediate Intermediate Intermediate
Description Walton presents and defends twenty propositions supporting a literary and theological understanding of Genesis 1 within the context of the ancient Near Eastern world and unpacks its implications for our modern scientific understanding of origins. Walton and Sandy summarize what we know of orality and oral tradition as well as the composition and transmission of texts in the ancient Near East and the Greco-Roman world, and how this shapes our understanding of the Old and New Testaments. Creating a new way forward in the human origins debate, Walton's groundbreaking insights into Genesis 2–3 create space for a faithful reading of Scripture along with full engagement with science. Walton and Walton take us on an archaeological dig, reframing our questions and excavating the layers of translation and interpretation that cloud our perception of these difficult texts & keenly recalibrate our perception and reframe our questions. The Genesis flood account has been probed and analyzed for centuries. In order to rediscover the biblical flood, we must set aside our own cultural and interpretive assumptions and visit the distant world of the ancient Near East. Using a consistent methodology to look at the Torah through the lens of the ancient Near East, Walton & Walton offer an understanding that will have dramatic effects in interpreting the text and in discerning the significance of the Torah for today.

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"Walton [brings] a fresh perspective that enlightens, enriches, and honors the biblical text. . . I recommend the book to anyone interested in the origins question and look forward to seeing how these ideas shape origins discussion of the future."

-- Sean M. Cordry, Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith, September 2010

"It will challenge many to think about Genesis in the way Christian scholars have been championing for many years now---as an ancient document, speaking to people with an understanding of the world very different from our own. Hopefully, it will open the doors to a conversation that is long overdue."

-- Douglas J. Becker, Themelios, November 2009

"An interesting read. Well worth putting in church libraries."

-- Church Libraries, Winter 2009-10 --This text refers to the paperback edition.

About the Author

John H. Walton is professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College. He has written many books on the Old Testament and its ancient Near Eastern background, including a commentary on Genesis, Ancient Israelite Literature in Its Cultural Context and (as coauthor) The IVP Bible Background Commentary: Old Testament.

--This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B003VM8QK0
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ IVP Academic (July 21, 2010)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ July 21, 2010
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 840 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
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  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
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  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 193 pages
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John H. Walton (Ph.D., Hebrew Union College) is professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College. Previously he was professor of Old Testament at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, Illinois. Some of his books include Ancient Near Eastern Thought Essential Bible Companion), Old Testament Today (with Andrew Hill), Genesis NIV Application Commentary and IVP Bible Background Commentary (with Victor Matthews and Mark Chavalas).

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