The class discusses the comparison of the standard interpretations that were discussed in week 1 with the “first reader” interpretation from week 11.
Todd Austin teaches on how the first hearers of Genesis 1 would have understood it.
Lance Hickerson teaches on the common themes among the ancient near eastern creation accounts.
Lance Hickerson teaches on the common elements to look for in Ancient Near Eastern creation texts.
Lance Hickerson presents summaries of two creation texts from the Ancient Near East.
Web Resource: The Big Myth
The class on Genesis 1 continues with an examination of how the ancient author and hearers/readers would have heard a Cosmic Temple story that we don’t usually see.
We continue the discussion of the ANE functional ontology versus the modern material ontology.
The class covers the difference between a functional ontology and a material ontology, as presented in John Walton’s books and presentations.
An overview of the commonalities between ancient near eastern creation accounts and the Genesis creation account.