Monthly Archives: November 2013

Walton – Proposition 8

The Lost World of Genesis One: Ancient Cosmology and the Origins Debate, by John H. Walton. Walton’s 8th proposition is that “the cosmos is a temple.” He shows that there is a close tie between creation and temple building across … Continue reading

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How about 10,000 years ago?

Of course 1700 B.C.E. (see my previous post) is not old at all compared to this. Whoever built the house did something that was totally innovative because up until this period [local human groups] migrated from place to place in … Continue reading

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Wine making in Ancient Canaan

1700 B.C.E was before most of the events of the Bible.  It was before the Amarna period and during the Hyksos period when Canaanites may have ruled in northern Egypt.  Anyway, this find is interesting even though the only Bible … Continue reading

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Walton – Proposition 7

The Lost World of Genesis One: Ancient Cosmology and the Origins Debate, by John H. Walton. What it says This proposition is “Divine Rest Is in a Temple.” Walton gives us a whole different way of thinking about the seventh … Continue reading

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Walton – Proposition 6

The Lost World of Genesis One: Ancient Cosmology and the Origins Debate, by John H. Walton. What it says “Days four through six install functionaries.”  That is John H. Walton’s sixth proposition concerning Genesis 1.  These verses do not describe … Continue reading

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Walton – Proposition 5

The Lost World of Genesis One: Ancient Cosmology and the Origins Debate, by John H. Walton. What it says Walton deals with the first three days of creation.  His  proposition is that days one to three establish function. For day one he … Continue reading

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Walton – Proposition 4

The Lost World of Genesis One: Ancient Cosmology and the Origins Debate, by John H. Walton. What it says Walton’s 4th proposition is that the beginning state in Genesis 1 is nonfunctional.  Think of creation as something with a before … Continue reading

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