Old Testament scholars come together in this one-of-a-kind book to share diverse views on Genesis.
Seven specialists in Old Testament theology and interpretation come together to offer a variety of needed biblical perspectives and insights on how to interpret the first two chapters of Genesis correctly. Evangelical scholars, college and seminary professors (and their students), and pastors will benefit from this title. This is the only book of its kind that involves a critical and comparative assessment of the early Genesis narratives by Old Testament scholars actually working in the field.
This book is the result of a 2011 symposium held at Bryan College. It features essays from five Old Testament scholars—Richard E. Averbeck, Todd S. Beall, C. John Collins, Tremper Longman III and John Walton—each presenting a different way to read Genesis 1–2. Each essay is followed by responses from other contributors. The five views represented in the essays are hard to classify in relation to one another, since each author uses his limited space to focus on different aspects of Genesis 1–2. The contributors discuss the nature of the creation days, the genre of Genesis 1–2, the historicity of Adam and Eve, the degree to which ancient Near Eastern backgrounds should inform our reading of the creation account, and whether Genesis 1 and 2 represent two diff erent creation accounts or one. While this collection of essays does not represent every possible evangelical reading of the first chapters of Genesis, it is a fascinating introduction to the conversation.
—Elliot Ritzema, Bible Study Magazine, November/December 2013
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