State of the Origins Debate – Part III: Recent Genesis Books

Welcome-to-a-Reformed-Church-Hyde-Daniel

One way of looking at the origins debate is by looking at the publishing scene.   I have observed elsewhere that the last 20 years have seen more books published on the topic than the prior 100 years combined.    The creation science movement has pumped out an astounding number of books and seminary professors […]

Historical Creation of Sailhamer – Part 6: Relationship of Genesis 1 and 2

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What about the links between Genesis 1 and 2?  Where was the Garden of Eden and how is it related to Genesis 1? Brief summary:  Sailhamer argues that we should read Genesis 1 in terms of its connections to Genesis 2. By reading these together we can identify the “land” in Genesis 1 as the […]

Historical Creation View of Sailhamer – Part 5

"Garden of Eden" by Erastus Salisbury Field

PART 5:   GENESIS 1 WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF THE PENTATEUCH AND COVENANTS Summary:  Genesis 1 is all about the covenant with God’s people and the land he promised them. In the future I will be presenting the views of a number of natural historians/theologians and pastors from the late 17th and early 18th century […]

Historical Creation View – Part 4: The Meaning of Formless and Void

The planet Venus.  What would "formless and void" look like?  Certainly there is form here.

I can’t go into all the issues that Sailhamer interacts with but I will try to hit some of the ones that are most important in distinguishing his ideas from some others.  Most of these will be explored in separate posts over the next few weeks. 1)      What is the meaning of the phrase “tohu […]

Historical Creation View of Sailhamer – Part 3. Summary

Genesis Unbound (2nd ed) by Sailhamer (2011)

Just the name will probably offend a few but this is what Sailhamer calls it and I like the name as well and think it is appropriate.  I might also call it a Biblical Creation view.  I usually refer to typical 6 day creationism as Classical Creationism. A:  Overview Ok, on with a brief overview […]

Historical Creation View of Sailhamer – Part 2: The Issues

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The challenges faced when confronting Genesis 1 and 2. Before diving into Sailhamer’s book, Genesis Unbound we need to lay out a list of some questions concerning the interpretation of Genesis 1 and 2 that any consistent interpretation of this text must be address.  This is only a short list of the most common questions […]

The Historical Creation View of Sailhamer in “Genesis Unbound” Part 1

Genesis Unbound Sailhamer

HISTORICAL CREATIONISM:  A summary of the interpretation of Genesis 1 and 2 by John Sailhamer as presented in “Genesis Unbound: A provocative new look at the creation account” (1997). What follows is a fairly lengthy introduction and overview of John Sailhamer’s book “Genesis Unbound” (1997).  The first edition seems have had a limited printing and […]

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