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.

Introduction

Introducing the Professor and the Course
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Introducing the Professor and the Course

2m

The Text and the Text in Its Context

Internal Logic in Genesis 1–3
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Internal Logic in Genesis 1–3

1m
Two Helpful Resources for Exploring Questions in Genesis
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Two Helpful Resources for Exploring Questions in Genesis

4m
Authority
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Authority

3m
Reading an Ancient Text
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Reading an Ancient Text

2m
Useful Resources for Studying Biblical Interpretation
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Useful Resources for Studying Biblical Interpretation

4m
Communication
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Communication

3m

The Bible’s Ancient Near Eastern Context

Differences in How We See the World
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Differences in How We See the World

2m
The Importance of the Ancient Near East
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The Importance of the Ancient Near East

3m
Finding Ancient Near Eastern Creation Accounts
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Finding Ancient Near Eastern Creation Accounts

6m
The Necessity of the Ancient Near East
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The Necessity of the Ancient Near East

3m
Mythological Views of the World
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Mythological Views of the World

3m
Israel’s Cosmic Geography
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Israel’s Cosmic Geography

4m
Reading the Text
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Reading the Text

3m

Science and the Bible

Natural and Supernatural
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Natural and Supernatural

5m
Two Principles for Understanding Science and the Bible
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Two Principles for Understanding Science and the Bible

7m

Proposed Thesis: Functional Focus

Text Analysis
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Text Analysis

9m
Comparing Ancient Near Eastern Creation Accounts with Genesis
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Comparing Ancient Near Eastern Creation Accounts with Genesis

4m
The Meaning of Bara’ (“To Create”)
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The Meaning of Bara’ (“To Create”)

6m
Searching for God as the Subject of Bara’
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Searching for God as the Subject of Bara’

4m
The Starting Point
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The Starting Point

7m
Comparing Different Translations of Genesis 1:1
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Comparing Different Translations of Genesis 1:1

5m
A Functional Focus
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A Functional Focus

6m

Functions and Functionaries

A House and a Home
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A House and a Home

7m
Functions: Days One through Three
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Functions: Days One through Three

6m
Ancient Near Eastern Focus on Functions
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Ancient Near Eastern Focus on Functions

4m
Functionaries: Days Four through Six
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Functionaries: Days Four through Six

5m
The Image of God
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The Image of God

3m
The Meaning of ‘Asah (“To Make”)
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The Meaning of ‘Asah (“To Make”)

6m
Using the Proximity Search to Find Where ‘Asah Occurs with Bara’
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Using the Proximity Search to Find Where ‘Asah Occurs with Bara’

7m

Proposed Thesis: A Cosmic Temple

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

9m
Researching Temple Accounts in Relation to Genesis 1
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Researching Temple Accounts in Relation to Genesis 1

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

8m
Seven Days
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Seven Days

6m
Conclusions Regarding Genesis 1
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Conclusions Regarding Genesis 1

2m

Cosmology outside Genesis

Material and Functional Issues
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Material and Functional Issues

4m
Conclusion
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Conclusion

3m

Genesis 2–3

Use of the Word “Adam”
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Use of the Word “Adam”

5m
Literary Introduction
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Literary Introduction

7m
Archetypal Proposal
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Archetypal Proposal

4m
Formed from Dust
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Formed from Dust

7m
Human Origins in the Ancient Near East
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Human Origins in the Ancient Near East

5m
Woman from the Side of Man
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Woman from the Side of Man

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

4m
Priestly Roles
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Priestly Roles

6m
Categorizing Uses of ‘Ezer with a Passage List
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Categorizing Uses of ‘Ezer with a Passage List

4m
Archetype Summary
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Archetype Summary

3m
Ancient Near Eastern Archetypes
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Ancient Near Eastern Archetypes

7m
Message of Archetypes
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Message of Archetypes

5m
Adam in the New Testament
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Adam in the New Testament

6m
Narrative Art
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Narrative Art

5m

Summary Issues

Material Origins Implications
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Material Origins Implications

10m
“It Was Good”
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“It Was Good”

4m
Order, Non-Order, Disorder
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Order, Non-Order, Disorder

7m
Hypothetical Model: Pre-Fall
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Hypothetical Model: Pre-Fall

5m
Hypothetical Model: Fall
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Hypothetical Model: Fall

3m
Answers to Issues
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Answers to Issues

3m
How Should We Think?
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How Should We Think?

5m
Why It Matters
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Why It Matters

7m