Backgrounders on the Bible through Biblical Archaeology

#1276-1277 The Lost World of Genesis One with John Walton

John Walton

John Walton

Since our focus is Biblical Archaeology, we don’t delve into creationism. But in this 2-part interview with John Walton we do take a look at the beginning of Genesis from a slightly different perspective. Walton suggests that the best way to look at the first couple chapters of Genesis is from the perspective of the ancient cultures that surrounded ancient Israel: Egypt, Babylonia, Assyria, etc. Genesis was written in a way that these cultures could understand.

If you would like to hear more from John Walton, there are videos available on YouTube.

Since this is Passover/Easter Season, the Jerusalem Post has a feature on Exodus that is worth reading. Author Stephen Rosenberg starts out strong and then falters a bit with speculation that the Israelite’s wilderness tabernacle might have been Tutankhamun’s portable tent. But at least he admits that his dating is speculative.


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