Genesis 1: Blog Debate

14 05 2008

A fascinating discussion of John Walton’s functional interpretation of Genesis 1 has been making the rounds on various biblablogs. Here is a Walton lecture that gives a good, basic understanding of his viewpoint (which I tend to agree with, especially his emphasis on understanding the OT in its ANE milieu). Two of the best postings (and subsequent comments) include John Hobbins (with Walton response and second Hobbins posting) and Chris Heard. They offer slight critique’s of Walton’s basic thesis, however Walton’s focus on functionality as the primary emphasis of Genesis 1 remains.

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