The Literary Framework Model of Genesis 1

December 27th, 2017

In this episode I present the final installment of my series on Genesis 1 and what I think is the best handling of the text - the Polemical Literary Framework. This is part 5 of the series so I recommend listening back to the previous episodes before jumping into this one. 

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Sources:

John Walton

  • “Reading Genesis Through Ancient Eyes” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ci-6ekUmQFE
  • Genesis 1 as Ancient Cosmology (Eisenbrauns: 2011)
  • The Lost World of Genesis One: Ancient Cosmology and the Origins Debate (IVP, 2009)
  • Ancient Near Eastern Thought and the Old Testament (Baker: 2006)
  • Ancient Israelite Literature in Its Cultural Context: A Survey of parallels between biblical and ancient Near Eastern texts (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1989)“Creation in Genesis 1:1 - 2:3 and the Ancient Near East: Order out of Disorder after Chaoskampf,” Calvin Theological Journal 43 (2008): 48-63.
  • “Interpreting the Bible as an Ancient Near Eastern Document” in Israel-Ancient Kingdom or Late Invention? Archaeology, Ancient Civilizations, and the Bible, ed. D. Block (Nashville: Broadman/Holman, 2008) 298-327.

 Futato, Mark

 Irons, Lee

Kline, Meredith

 Miller and Soden

  • In the Beginning… We Misunderstand. (Kregel: 2012)

Currid, John

 Niehaus, Jeffrey

  • Ancient Near Eastern Themes in Biblical Theology (Kregel: 2008)
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Freed Byte - God Rocks!

December 16th, 2017

In this drive by episode, I respond to a listener question about God and big rocks... you may be familiar with it. 

 

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YEC Arguments - Responses

November 27th, 2017

In this article, I respond to several of the most common YEC arguments given in favor of their reading of Genesis 1 against the views of others. 

 

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A Historical-Grammatical and Polemical Reading of Genesis 1 - Part 3

November 6th, 2017

In this episode I conclude my series dealing with Genesis 1 as a Polemical Literary Framework. 

 

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A Historical-Grammatical and Polemical Reading of Genesis 1 - Part 2

October 2nd, 2017

In this episode I continue the series dealing with my view of Genesis 1 as a polemical literary framework opposing the Egyptian creation myths. 

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For the full paper, visit:

https://www.academia.edu/29550502/A_Historical-Grammatical_and_Polemical_Reading_of_Genesis_1

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A Historical-Grammatical and Polemical Reading of Genesis 1 - Part I

July 29th, 2017

In this episode, I will be presenting Part I of my paper on Literary Framework and Polemics in Genesis 1 from a Historical-Grammatical methodology. Enjoy the show!

 

For the full paper (including footnotes not in the recordings) and to sneak a peek at what is coming, you can find the paper here:

https://www.academia.edu/29550502/A_Historical-Grammatical_and_Polemical_Reading_of_Genesis_1

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Chris Date Debate Gate Part 1

June 14th, 2017

In this episode of the Freed Thinker Podcast, I start a discussion with Chris Date from Rethinking Hell, on his understanding of the Biblical view of the eternal destinies of the believer and the unbeliever - a view typically known as Annihilationism or Conditionalism. 

 

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For more on Chris and the whole Rethinking Hell crew and their work, you can visit rethinkinghell.com.

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So a Young Earth Creationist Walks into a Bar…

May 27th, 2017

In this episode I respond to a Facebook interaction with an blog article by Dr. Jonathan Sarfati and what he thinks valid "refutations" of the Literary Framework interpretation of Genesis 1 would be. 

 

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Article referenced in the show:

http://creation.com/is-genesis-poetry-figurative-a-theological-argument-polemic-and-thus-not-history

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A Hume Divided

May 18th, 2017

In this episode, we discuss David Hume's work "On Miracles" and whether his objection to the occurence of miracles holds any water.

 

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Interview with David Smalley

April 1st, 2017

On this episode I have a very…. Well let’s just call it interesting conversation with David Smalley, the infamous host of Dogma Debate.... It started on the topic of if Atheism is a belief or a worldview then spirals from there. Have your popcorn handy for this one!

 

Toward the end of the discussion we start discussion Peter Boghossian and whether or not he said theism/Christianity should be classified as a mental illness in the DSM.

The quote in question was: "There is perhaps no greater contribution one could make to contain and perhaps even cure faith than removing the exemption that prohibits classifying religious delusions as mental illness. The removal of religious exemptions from the DSM would enable academicians and clinicians to bring considerable resources to bear on the problem of treating faith, as well as on the ethical issues surrounding faith-based interventions. In the long term, once these treatments and this body of research is refined, results could then be used to inform public health policies designed to contain and ultimately eradicate faith.” Peter Boghossian A Manual for Creating Atheists (Kindle Locations 3551-3555).

You'll here how that goes... but look, even Jerry Coyne read it how pretty much EVERYONE read it... oh and see the comments on this blog and you'll see all the atheists saying exactly what David claims to never see... 

https://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com/2013/08/29/the-bible-of-psychiatric-diagnosis-exempts-religion-from-delusions-even-though-it-is-one/

 

For a previous article I wrote on on David's views, visit http://freedthinkerpodcast.blogspot.com/2014/06/a-response-to-david-smalleys-top-10_9.html

 

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