OT301 Origins of Genesis 1–3

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Origins of Genesis 1–3 studies the claims of the biblical text in these first chapters of Genesis. Focusing closely on the ancient Near Eastern context of the text, professor Walton helps students see how Genesis 1–3 would have been understood by its original audience and leads students to examine the function of the creation story and the issues between science and the Bible.

The Text and the Text in Its Context

Introducing the Professor and the Course

Introducing the Professor and the Course

2m
Internal Logic in Genesis 1–3

Internal Logic in Genesis 1–3

1m
Two Helpful Resources for Exploring Questions in Genesis

Two Helpful Resources for Exploring Questions in Genesis

4m
Authority

Authority

3m
Reading an Ancient Text

Reading an Ancient Text

2m
Useful Resources for Studying Biblical Interpretation

Useful Resources for Studying Biblical Interpretation

4m

The Bible’s Ancient Near Eastern Context

Communication

Communication

3m
Differences in How We See the World

Differences in How We See the World

2m
The Importance of the Ancient Near East

The Importance of the Ancient Near East

3m
Finding Ancient Near Eastern Creation Accounts

Finding Ancient Near Eastern Creation Accounts

6m
The Necessity of the Ancient Near East

The Necessity of the Ancient Near East

3m
Mythological Views of the World

Mythological Views of the World

3m
Israel’s Cosmic Geography

Israel’s Cosmic Geography

4m

Science and the Bible

Reading the Text

Reading the Text

3m
Natural and Supernatural

Natural and Supernatural

5m

Proposed Thesis: Functional Focus

Two Principles for Understanding Science and the Bible

Two Principles for Understanding Science and the Bible

7m
Text Analysis

Text Analysis

9m
Comparing Ancient Near Eastern Creation Accounts with Genesis

Comparing Ancient Near Eastern Creation Accounts with Genesis

4m
The Meaning of Bara’ (“To Create”)

The Meaning of Bara’ (“To Create”)

6m
Searching for God as the Subject of Bara’

Searching for God as the Subject of Bara’

4m
The Starting Point

The Starting Point

7m
Comparing Different Translations of Genesis 1:1

Comparing Different Translations of Genesis 1:1

5m

Functions and Functionaries

A Functional Focus

A Functional Focus

6m
A House and a Home

A House and a Home

7m
Functions: Days One through Three

Functions: Days One through Three

6m
Ancient Near Eastern Focus on Functions

Ancient Near Eastern Focus on Functions

4m
Functionaries: Days Four through Six

Functionaries: Days Four through Six

5m
The Image of God

The Image of God

3m
The Meaning of ’Asah (“To Make”)

The Meaning of ’Asah (“To Make”)

6m

Proposed Thesis: A Cosmic Temple

Using the Proximity Search to Find Where ’Asah Occurs with Bara’

Using the Proximity Search to Find Where ’Asah Occurs with Bara’

7m
Cosmos as Sacred Space: Why Does God Rest?

Cosmos as Sacred Space: Why Does God Rest?

9m
Researching Temple Accounts in Relation to Genesis 1

Researching Temple Accounts in Relation to Genesis 1

4m
Cosmos as Sacred Space: Whose Home Is It?

Cosmos as Sacred Space: Whose Home Is It?

8m
Seven Days

Seven Days

6m

Cosmology outside Genesis

Conclusions Regarding Genesis 1

Conclusions Regarding Genesis 1

2m
Material and Functional Issues

Material and Functional Issues

4m

Genesis 2–3

Conclusion

Conclusion

3m
Use of the Word “Adam”

Use of the Word “Adam”

5m
Literary Introduction

Literary Introduction

7m
Archetypal Proposal

Archetypal Proposal

4m
Formed from Dust

Formed from Dust

7m
Human Origins in the Ancient Near East

Human Origins in the Ancient Near East

5m
Woman from the Side of Man

Woman from the Side of Man

8m
Highlighting Important Words with the “Interesting Words” Feature

Highlighting Important Words with the “Interesting Words” Feature

4m
Priestly Roles

Priestly Roles

6m
Categorizing Uses of ’Ezer with a Passage List

Categorizing Uses of ’Ezer with a Passage List

4m
Archetype Summary

Archetype Summary

3m
Ancient Near Eastern Archetypes

Ancient Near Eastern Archetypes

7m
Message of Archetypes

Message of Archetypes

5m
Adam in the New Testament

Adam in the New Testament

6m

Summary Issues

Narrative Art

Narrative Art

5m
Material Origins Implications

Material Origins Implications

10m
“It Was Good”

“It Was Good”

4m
Order, Non-Order, Disorder

Order, Non-Order, Disorder

7m
Hypothetical Model: Pre-Fall

Hypothetical Model: Pre-Fall

5m
Hypothetical Model: Fall

Hypothetical Model: Fall

3m
Answers to Issues

Answers to Issues

3m
How Should We Think?

How Should We Think?

5m
Why It Matters

Why It Matters

7m