The Lost World of Genesis One

John H. Walton John H. Walton

Walton is professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College (IL) and addresses questions such as:

  • What was God’s intention for the beginning portions of the Bible?
  • What is its cultural context?
  • What would an observer have seen during the seven days of Genesis 1?
  • What does it really mean to understand God as Creator?

Walton proposes a reading of Genesis 1 that is, “faithful to the context of the original audience and author, and one that preserves and enhances the theological vitality” of the text. Instead of chapters, the book contains eighteen “propositions” which lay out his case in accessible, non-technical language understandable by educators, pastors, students, scholars, and laypeople alike. This book was the focus of a past BioLogos Book Club and all resources are collected below for continued use in various small group settings.

CLICK HERE to view a reading schedule and blog posts on the book.

CLICK HERE to download the discussion questions.

CLICK HERE to download the supplemental materials.

CLICK HERE to purchase the book.

CLICK HERE to view John Walton's "Genesis Through Ancient Eyes."