What does the Bible really say about the origins of the universe? The biblical authors had a completely different framework for this question than we do. When we expect the Bible to settle our debates, we close ourselves off from understanding the text as they intended it. In this episode, join Tim and Jon as they kick off a new series on Genesis 1-3, beginning with a look at ancient cosmologies.

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  • Part one (0:00-8:15)
  • Part two (8:15-12:30)
  • Part three (12:30-20:00)
  • Part four (20:00-27:00)
  • Part five (27:00-end)

Referenced Resources

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  • John H. Walton, Ancient Near Eastern Thought and the Old Testament
  • William Brown, The Seven Pillars of Creation: The Bible, Science, and the Ecology of Wonder

Show Music 

  • “Defender (Instrumental)” by TENTS
  • Lofi Birds
  • “Imagination” by Montell Fish
  • “All Night” by Unwritten Stories

Show produced by Dan Gummel, Zack McKinley, and Cooper Peltz. Show notes by Lindsey Ponder. 

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