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James said in November 12th, 2011 at 10:49 am


Thanks for the plug. You might want to change the link on your image to this permanent one: http://www.eisenbrauns.com/item/WALGENESIS

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Shaun Tabatt said in November 13th, 2011 at 8:17 am


I updated the link and thanks for the tip on the discount.

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Michael Snow said in November 21st, 2011 at 8:46 pm

This sounds like an important contribution.
Once concern is this statement: “He contends that Genesis 1 never was an account of material origins but that, as in the rest of the ancient world, the focus of “creation texts” was to order the cosmos…”
I would like to know if he is taking Gen. 1:1 in the absolute sense, as in every ancient translation or is he taking the modern route of seeing it as a dependent clause, as in some translations: “When God began creating…” thus making God not the creator of the univese but,like the cosmology of the day, a god who brings order to the pre-existent chaos.

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Shaun Tabatt said in November 23rd, 2011 at 6:45 am


That’s a good question. As I haven’t read Genesis 1 as Ancient Cosmology yet, I can’t specifically answer the question based on the merits of the text, but having read previous books by Walton, I believe he would contend that God is the creator of the universe. Hopefully somebody will bless me with the book this Christmas and then I can find out. 😉