The Lost World of Scripture

In the past, reticence to accept this premise was based in part on the belief that Scripture needs to be unique . Some felt that if biblical literature was seen as similar to that of the ancient world it would therefore be classified as ...

The Lost World of Scripture

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. The authors then translate these insights into a helpful model for understanding the reliability of Scripture.

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The Lost World of Scripture
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: John H. Walton, Brent Sandy
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-11-01 - Publisher: InterVarsity Press

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. The authors then translate these insights into a
The Lost World of Adam and Eve
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: John H. Walton
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-03-27 - Publisher: InterVarsity Press

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,
The Lost World of the Israelite Conquest
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: John H. Walton, J. Harvey Walton
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-08-15 - Publisher: InterVarsity Press

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
The Lost World of the Flood
Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors: John H. Walton, Tremper Longman III
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-04-03 - Publisher: InterVarsity Press

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
BIBLICAL CRITICISM
Language: en
Pages: 297
Authors: Edward D. Andrews, F. David Farnell
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-10-27 - Publisher: Christian Publishing House

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