Genesis Unbound: A Provocative New Look at the Creation Account

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DO I REALLY HAVE TO CHOOSE BETWEEN RELIGION AND SCIENCE?
In this ground-breaking work, Old Testament scholar John Sailhamer shines new light on the opening chapters of the Bible, revealing how centuries-old misunderstandings have continued to shape popular biblical interpretation — as well as greatly contributing to unnecessary conflicts between the Bible and science.
Pointing to answers found in the first two chapters of Genesis, Sailhamer ...
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Overview


DO I REALLY HAVE TO CHOOSE BETWEEN RELIGION AND SCIENCE?
In this ground-breaking work, Old Testament scholar John Sailhamer shines new light on the opening chapters of the Bible, revealing how centuries-old misunderstandings have continued to shape popular biblical interpretation — as well as greatly contributing to unnecessary conflicts between the Bible and science.
Pointing to answers found in the first two chapters of Genesis, Sailhamer presents a credible, scripturally supported, and much-needed explanation that opens the door to reconciliation of biblical and scientific world views.
No matter what your position or background, you will be challenged to test your understanding of the Bible’s critical opening sentences and reexamine your beliefs about the creation of the world through Genesis Unbound.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781935651215
  • Publisher: NavPress Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 3/28/2011
  • Series: Maya Davis Series
  • Pages: 264

Meet the Author


Dr. John Sailhamer has served on the translation committees for two versions of the Book of Genesis. He holds a Ph.D. in Semitics from UCLA and a Th.M. from Dallas Theological Seminary. Dr. Sailhamer has taught at Bethel Seminary and Philadelphia College of Bible, and has served as professor of Old Testament and Semitic languages at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He was scholar in residence at Northwestern College in Roseville, Minnesota and concurrently professor of Old Testament at Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon. Most recently, he has taught Old Testament and Hebrew at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina, and then at Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, Southern California campus in Brea. He is the author of over a dozen books, the last being the Meaning of the Pentateuch.
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Table of Contents

Introduction: A Card Shark I'm Not 15

Part 1 Genesis In Controversy

1 What's All the Fuss? 23

2 What Difference Does It Make? 31

Part 2 Genesis Reconsidered

3 In the Beginning 41

4 The Land and the Sky 53

5 Formless and Void? 67

6 The Garden of Eden 75

7 Context Is Everything 87

8 The Land and the Blessing 95

Part 3 Genesis Unbound

9 God at the Center (Genesis 1:1) 107

10 The First Day (Genesis 1:2-5) 117

11 The Second Day (Genesis 1:6-8) 123

12 The Third Day (Genesis 1:9-13) 133

13 The Fourth Day (Genesis 1:14-19) 137

14 The Fifth Day (Genesis 1:20-23) l45

15 The Sixth Day (Genesis 1:24-31) 151

16 The Seventh Day (Genesis 2:1-4a) 157

17 The Creation of Humanity, Take Two (Genesis 2) 161

Part 4 The Roots of the Problem

18 Is Newer Always Better? 169

19 From One World to the Next 177

20 Interpretation, Then and Now 187

21 The King James Lives On 199

22 The Classic View 211

23 The Classic View, Revised 223

Epilogue: There You Have It 233

Appendix 1 Literal, Figurative, or Something Else? 237

Appendix 2 Creation Out of Nothing 257

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