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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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 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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Isn’t The Bible Misogynistic? - Part 2 (Hermeneutical Foundations)

July 16th, 2016

In this episode we continue our discussion of the so called "misogyny" of the Bible by laying a hermeneutical foundation for how we are to read the Bible in a Redemptive Historical and how Jesus is the answer in the back of the book so to speak. We explore Paul's view that Jesus tore down social dividing lines and what this does to show the ultimate intention of God and his work of subverting Ancient Near Eastern cultural norms throughout the Old Testament. 

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Isn’t The Bible Misogynistic?

May 30th, 2016

In this episode we continue our series on the so-called "Bible Atrocities" and ask the question "Isn't the Bible Misogynistic?" This is Part 1 of a 3 part section seeking to answer that question. 

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I Will Cite My Sources When You Agree With Me - A Foray Into the Mind of a Mythicist

May 2nd, 2016

In this somewhat impromptu episode, I reflect on a bizarre conversation I had with a Jesus Mythicist. It was just delightful. 

You'll see. 

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Sources:

The thread is here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/unbelievablejb/permalink/862034720563712/?comment_id=862457950521389&notif_t=group_comment_follow&notif_id=1462116244926186

http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/E/Roman/Texts/Plutarch/Lives/Romulus*.html

http://www.ancient.eu/Romulus_and_Remus/

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Interview with Nicholas Bruzzese

April 29th, 2016

In this episode we spend some time talking with Nicholas Bruzzese about his transition from atheism to Christianity and some of his thoughts on the current religious debates.

Nicholas is the host of the Theosophy Podcast - another podcast on The Christus Victor Network.

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Did God Really Command Genocide? with Matthew Flannagan

April 14th, 2016

In this episode we continue our series looking at the so-called "atrocities" in the Bible by exploring the question of whether or not God commanded genocide in the Old Testament when he ordered the Israelites to drive the Canaanites out of the land. I'm joined for this discussion by Dr. Matthew Flannagan.

For more on Dr. Flannagan, you can follow his work at www.mandm.org.nz. You can also check out his book on this topic, co-authored with Dr. Paul Copan, entitled Did God Really Command Genocide? Coming to Terms with the Justice of God.

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P.S. I tried a new platform for recording and it did not turn out the best. Sorry for the poor audio on my side of the discussion!

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Calvinism as an Apologetic

January 31st, 2016

In this episode we wrap up our discussion of the Doctrines of Grace by showing how Calvinism is relevant in the discipline of apologetics and why Calvinism is a more helpful response to the problem of evil and the problem of divine hiddenness than that of typical responses to those arguments.

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The Doctrines of Grace - Irresistible Grace

December 12th, 2015

In this episode we continue out look at the Reformed Doctrines of Grace, also known as Calvinism. We have been working our way through the Russian Nesting Dolls and have now gotten to the question of how God applies the atonement of Christ to his elect people. Can people by the working of their own free will reject the gospel call of God when he has elected and atoned for them? Of does the work of the Spirit happen in a way that cannot be repelled?

That is the question for this episode of The Freed Thinker Podcast!

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