Category Archives: John Walton

Coming this August – the “NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible”

Zondervan continues to be the gold standard when it comes to study Bibles. Coming this August we will see the NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible. Here are just a few of the features: The full text of the NIV Hundreds … Continue reading

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Did the Serpent in Genesis 3 Have Legs Before it Was Cursed?

I’ve done a couple of posts about the serpent/snake in Genesis 3 which you can find here, here and here (all these posts were on the issue of a “talking” snake). Today’s question involves the curse on the serpent which says “you … Continue reading

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John Walton on the Tower of Babel

The story of the tower of Babel is one of those that we are all familiar with. Many think they have a good handle on the problem involved in the building of the tower. Professor John Walton offers his thoughts … Continue reading

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Errors of Inerrancy

In The Lost World of Scripture John Walton and D. Brent Sandy offer a nice list of errors made by both advocates of inerrancy and of those of skeptical scholarship. They first list the errors of inerrancy advocates. They have … Continue reading

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Was Adam Literally Formed From Dust?

Genesis 2:7 reads “Then the Lord God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.” (NIV) John Walton discusses this passage in the … Continue reading

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How Does Speech-Act Theory Help Us Understand Inerrancy?

In The Lost World of Scripture John Walton incorporates elements of speech-act theory as it relates to the issue of inerrancy. This new title from IVP Academic is a joint effort with D. Brent Sandy. Though Walton is careful to … Continue reading

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Does John Walton Believe the Early Accounts of Genesis Contain Revealed Truth?

In his newest book, Against the Gods, John Currid explores the polemical theology of the Old Testament. He explains that polemical theology “is the use by biblical writers of the thought forms and stories that were common in ancient Near … Continue reading

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