does the genealogy of Adam make Adam a real person (Lamoureux on genealogies part 5)

Today we continue with part 5 of a 6-part audio-slide series by Denis Lamoureux on biblical genealogies (part 1 is here). This episode is called “Adam and the Biblical Genealogies,” and to address this issue, Lamoureux brings together two factors: (1) early Israel and oral traditions (which included short genealogies of real people), and (2) ancient science and origins [Read More…]

updating Jesus as times change: hey, it’s in the Bible

The idea that God was “updated” is not restricted to the OT, a topic we’ve looked at in several recent posts, focusing on the work of Mark S. Smith (begin here with several follow up posts). Smith’s work suggests that post-exilic priest-scribes revised and edited older traditions in order to contemporize God as new circumstances and challenges arose. In this post, [Read More…]