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The Lost World of Genesis One

The Lost World of Genesis One

Ancient Cosmology and the Origins Debate

  • Author: John H. Walton
  • Publisher: InterVarsity Press
  • ISBN: 0830861491
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 192
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In this astute mix of cultural critique and biblical studies, 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.

The Lost World of Adam and Eve

The Lost World of Adam and Eve

Genesis 2-3 and the Human Origins Debate

  • Author: John H. Walton
  • Publisher: InterVarsity Press
  • ISBN: 0830824618
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 256
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The Lost World of Adam and Eve enters into the debate over the Bible and human origins. Adam and Eve emerge as archetypal but real individuals chosen for roles and functions. The details of the Genesis story take on sharper definition as they are backlit by ancient Near Eastern thinking, and invite our full engagement with the science.

The Lost World of the Israelite Conquest

The Lost World of the Israelite Conquest

Covenant, Retribution, and the Fate of the Canaanites

  • Author: John H. Walton,J. Harvey Walton
  • Publisher: InterVarsity Press
  • ISBN: 0830890076
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 288
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Perhaps no biblical episode is more troubling than the conquest of Canaan. But do the so-called holy war texts of the Old Testament portray a divinely inspired genocide? John Walton and J. Harvey 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.

The Lost World of the Torah

The Lost World of the Torah

Law as Covenant and Wisdom in Ancient Context

  • Author: John H. Walton,J. Harvey Walton
  • Publisher: InterVarsity Press
  • ISBN: 0830872574
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 288
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To modern eyes, what we call the biblical law, or Torah, seems either odd beyond comprehension (not eating lobster) or positively reprehensible (executing children). Using a consistent methodology to look at the Torah through the lens of the ancient Near East, Walton and Walton offer a restorative understanding that will have dramatic effects in interpreting the text and in discerning the significance of the Torah for today.

The Lost World of the Flood

The Lost World of the Flood

Mythology, Theology, and the Deluge Debate

  • Author: John H. Walton,Tremper Longman III
  • Publisher: InterVarsity Press
  • ISBN: 0830887822
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 192
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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.

The Lost World of Scripture

The Lost World of Scripture

Ancient Literary Culture and Biblical Authority

  • Author: John H. Walton,Brent Sandy
  • Publisher: InterVarsity Press
  • ISBN: 0830864989
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 320
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2014 Readers' Choice Awards Honorable Mention Preaching's Preacher's Guide to the Best Bible Reference for 2014 (Scripture/Hermeneutics) From John H. Walton, author of the bestselling Lost World of Genesis One, and D. Brent Sandy, author of Plowshares and Pruning Hooks, comes a detailed look at the origins of scriptural authority in ancient oral cultures and how they inform our understanding of the Old and New Testaments today. Stemming from questions about scriptural inerrancy, inspiration and oral transmission of ideas, The Lost World of Scripture examines the process by which the Bible has come to be what it is today. From the reasons why specific words were used to convey certain ideas to how oral tradition impacted the transmission of biblical texts, the authors seek to uncover how these issues might affect our current doctrine on the authority of Scripture. "In this book we are exploring ways God chose to reveal his word in light of discoveries about ancient literary culture," write Walton and Sandy. "Our specific objective is to understand better how both the Old and New Testaments were spoken, written and passed on, especially with an eye to possible implications for the Bible s inspiration and authority."

Ancient Near Eastern Thought and the Old Testament

Ancient Near Eastern Thought and the Old Testament

Introducing the Conceptual World of the Hebrew Bible

  • Author: John H. Walton
  • Publisher: Baker Academic
  • ISBN: 1493414364
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 384
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Leading evangelical scholar John Walton surveys the cultural context of the ancient Near East, bringing insight to the interpretation of specific Old Testament passages. This new edition of a top-selling textbook has been thoroughly updated and revised throughout to reflect the refined thinking of a mature scholar. It includes over 30 illustrations. Students and pastors who want to deepen their understanding of the Old Testament will find this a helpful and instructive study.

How to Read Job

How to Read Job

  • Author: John H. Walton,Tremper Longman III
  • Publisher: InterVarsity Press
  • ISBN: 0830840893
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 208
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We often turn to the book of Job when we encounter suffering. We look for an explanation for the questions "Why me?" or "Why her?" But what if it turns out that although Job does suffer, the book is not really about his suffering? If ever a book needed a "How to Read" instruction manual, it is the book of Job. And when two respected Old Testament scholars team up—both of whom have written commentaries on Job—we have a matchless guide to reading and appreciating the book. From their analysis of its place in the wisdom literature of the Bible and the ancient Near East to their discussions of its literary features and relationship to history, Walton and Longman give us the best of their expertise. They explore the theology of Job, placing it within Israelite religion and Old Testament theology. And they coach us in how to read Job as Christians. When it turns out the book is not what we thought it was, our reading is richly layered and more satisfying. Whether you are preparing for preaching, teaching, leading a Bible study, studying for a class or for personal enrichment, How to Read Job is your starting point.

Old Testament Theology for Christians

Old Testament Theology for Christians

From Ancient Context to Enduring Belief

  • Author: John H. Walton
  • Publisher: InterVarsity Press
  • ISBN: 0830889043
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 320
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The Old Testament was written for us, but not to us. Inviting us to leave our modern Christian preconceptions behind, John Walton contends that we will only grasp the Old Testament’s theology when we are immersed in its Ancient Near Eastern context, being guided by what the ancient authors intended as they wrote within their cognitive environment.

Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Authority of Scripture

Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Authority of Scripture

Historical, Biblical, and Theoretical Perspectives

  • Author: Carlos R. Bovell
  • Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • ISBN: 1630877298
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 424
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Conservative Protestant views of Scripture have not moved much beyond the fundamentalist-modernist controversies of the early twentieth century. Today, discussions must evolve and become transparently conversant with recent scholarly developments. Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Authority of Scripture provides contemporary reflections on the most pressing challenges facing inerrancy today. Whatever your current position, this volume will deepen your understanding of the authority of Scripture. TABLE OF CONTENTS and CONTRIBUTORS: Foreword by William Abraham / ix Editor's Preface by Carlos R. Bovell / xvii Historical Perspectives 1 No Creed but the Bible, No Authority Without the Church: American Evangelicals and the Errors of Inerrancy -D. G. Hart / 3 2 The Subordination of Scripture to Human Reason at Old Princeton-Paul Seely / 28 3 The Modernist-Fundamentalist Controversy, the Inerrancy of Scripture, and the Development of American Dispensationalism -Todd Mangum / 46 4 The Cost of Prestige: E. J. Carnell's Quest for Intellectual Orthodoxy-Seth Dowland / 71 5 "Inerrancy, a Paradigm in Crisis"-Carlos R. Bovell / 91 Biblical Perspectives 6 Inerrancy and Evangelical Old Testament Scholarship: Challenges and the Way Forward-J. Daniel Hays / 109 7 Theological Diversity in the Old Testament as Burden or Divine Gift? Problems and Perspectives in the Current Debate-Richard Schultz / 133 8 "But Jesus Believed That David Wrote the Psalms . . ." -Stephen Dawes / 164 9 Some Thoughts on Theological Exegesis of the Old Testament: Toward a Viable Model of Biblical Coherence and Relevance-Peter Enns / 183 10 Inerrantist Scholarship on Daniel: A Valid Historical Enterprise? -Stephen Young / 204 11 The Implications of New Testament Pseudonymy for a Doctrine of Scripture-Stanley E. Porter / 236 Theoretical Perspectives 12 Issues in Forming a Doctrine of Inspiration-Craig Allert / 259 13 How Evangelicals Became Overcommitted to the Bible and Wha Can Be Done about It-J. P. Moreland / 289 14 Biblical Authority: A Social Scientist's Perspective -Brian Malley / 303 15 Authority Redux: Epistemology, Philosophy of Science, and Theology-Christian Early / 323 16 Scripture and Prayer: Participating in God -Harriet A. Harris / 344 17 "A Certain Similarity to the Devil": Historical Criticism and Christian Faith-Gregory Dawes / 354 18 Critical Dislocation and Missional Relocation: Scripture's Evangelical Homecoming-Telford Work / 371 List of Contributors / 397