Biblical interpretation is all about asking questions—How did Ancient Israel understand the book of Genesis? How much context do we, as modern readers, need to discover the intended meaning of the text? Does the text hold the answers to the questions we are asking? Jim and guest host Rebecca McLaughlin discuss these thorny questions with biblical scholar John Walton and explore the answers his work offers them.
John Walton is a professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College. He received an M.A. in Biblical Studies from Wheaton College and his Ph.D. from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. He has published dozens of books, articles, and translations focusing on Ancient Near Eastern backgrounds of the Old Testament.
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