Do the writings of the church fathers support a literalist interpretation of Genesis 1? Young earth creationists have maintained that they do. But are we correctly representing the Fathers and their concerns? This study from Craig Allert resets our understanding of early Christian interpretation and considers whether contemporary evangelicals may be more bound to modernity in our reading of Genesis 1 than we realize.
The Genesis flood account has been probed and analyzed for centuries. But what might the biblical author have been saying to his ancient audience? 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. Walton and Longman lead us on this enlightening journey toward a more responsible reading of a timeless biblical narrative.
To read Genesis intelligently, we must consider the questions, the literature, and the times in which Genesis was written. In How to Read Genesis Tremper Longman III provides a welcome guide to reading, studying, understanding, and savoring this panorama of beginnings—of both the world and of Israel. And importantly for Christian readers, we gain insight into how Genesis points to Christ and can be read in light of the gospel.
Paul Borgman opens our eyes to new ways of looking at the inherent drama in the stories of Genesis and helps us gain insight into God and his ways.
With an astute mix of cultural critique and biblical scholarship, John H. 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.
What if reading Genesis 2–3 in its ancient Near Eastern context shows that the creation account makes no claims regarding Adam and Eve's material origins? John Walton's groundbreaking insights into this text create space for a faithful reading of Scripture along with full engagement with science, creating a new way forward in the human origins debate.
Francis Schaeffer challenges the modern skeptical view of Genesis as a collections of myths to show why the book?s first eleven chapters stand as a solid, space-time basis for responding to the questions that trouble our era.
Genesis--the Bible's account of human origins and the harbinger of human destiny--is a book teeming with critical problems. Derek Kidner provides a running exegetical commentary and lucidly handles the tough issues that Genesis raises.
Genesis 12–50 gives us the stories of the patriarchs Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph. Why have these accounts been preserved in Scripture? What role did they play in shaping and sustaining Israel's relationship to God? Joyce G. Baldwin addresses these questions in this Bible Speaks Today volume, bringing the history of an ancient people to bear on our modern lives.
Genesis uncovers the origins of evil, illuminates the meaning of freedom and expresses the harmony of creation. Genesis shows us how and why we are—and offers hope for our future. David Atkinson, trained as both a scientist and a pastor, examines the opening chapters of Genesis in this Bible Speaks Today volume.
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