John Walton

John Walton

Wheaton College

John Walton is a professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College, in Illinois, and an editor and writer of Old Testament comparative studies and commentaries. Throughout his research, Walton has focused his attention on comparing the culture and literature of the Bible and the ancient Near East. He has published dozens of books, articles, and translations, both as writer and editor, including his ground-breaking books, The Lost World of Genesis One and The Lost World of Adam and Eve. John serves on the BioLogos Advisory Council.

 

Topics include:

  • The claims made in Genesis
  • The role of the ancient Near East in interpretation
  • Interpretation and the role of science

 

  • Material or Function in Genesis 1? John Walton Responds (Part 1)

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    Material or Function in Genesis 1? John Walton Responds (Part 1) | John Walton

    A "functional" interpretation of Genesis 1 makes the best sense of what we read in the text itself, in the context in which it was written and received.  Read More >

    Going Deeper PART 5 of 7
  • On Being Right or Wrong

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    On Being Right or Wrong | John Walton

    Faithful interpretation may lead to more than one conclusion. And it does not require that all conclusions be classified as either right or wrong. Read More >

    Basics
  • Biblical Credibility and Joshua 10: What Does the Text Really Claim?

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    Biblical Credibility and Joshua 10: What Does the Text Really Claim? | John Walton

    Joshua 10 is often invoked to show how the credibility of the Bible fails in the world of science, but these arguments fall short, since they read the text as a modern, rather than an... Read More >

    Going Deeper
  • Reading Genesis 1 Through Ancient (Not Modern) Eyes

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    Reading Genesis 1 Through Ancient (Not Modern) Eyes | John Walton

    In the ancient world people were inclined to be much more interested in issues like order, functions, roles and general operations than in the material stuff of the physical world. Read More >

    Going Deeper
  • Origins Today: Genesis Through Ancient Eyes

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    Origins Today: Genesis Through Ancient Eyes John Walton

    The rift between faith and science in Christian circles today often results in the marginalization of Christians engaged in the sciences, impediments to evangelism, and the attrition ... Read More >