Monthly Archives: May 2018

Local Flood – Authoritative Cosmic Interpretation

The next proposition in The Lost World of the Flood by Tremper Longman III and John Walton puts it on the line. The flood was a real, devastating, event that lived in human memory in the ancient Near East. But … Continue reading

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The Essential Word

When do differences in detail cast doubt on the whole story? I’ve been reading through both The Lost World of Scripture by John Walton and Brent Sandy and The Lost World of the Flood by Tremper Longman and John Walton … Continue reading

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The Flood in the Ancient Near East

The next two propositions in The Lost World of the Flood by Tremper Longman and John Walton compare the flood story in Mesopotamian literature with the story found in Genesis 6-9. Outside of Genesis, there are several known versions of … Continue reading

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The Word of God is Not a Book

There is a song that I grew up with – along with many others of my generation, as well those before and after. The B-I-B-L-E, Yes, that’s the book for me, I stand alone on the Word of God, The … Continue reading

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It is Hyperbole.

We’ve been reading through The Lost World of the Flood by Tremper Longman III and John Walton. We now get to a couple of propositions that may take some getting used to and some careful thought. Tremper and John agree … Continue reading

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They’re Theological Histories

John Walton and Tremper Longman III (The Lost World of the Flood) consider many of the stories in the old Testament, and in Genesis 1-11 in particular, to be theological histories. These stories refer to historical events in some sense, … Continue reading

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Evidence for (Human) Evolution

Why do scientists – even Christian scientists – find evolution convincing? What is the evidence for common descent, the relatedness of humans and great apes with a common ancestor millions of years ago? Darrel Falk, professor emeritus at Point Loma … Continue reading

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