In the first segment of his talk, “Genesis Through Ancient Eyes: Biblical Authority and Hermeneutics”, Dr. John Walton discusses the authority of Scripture and how we should both honor and understand the text. According to Walton, we must remember that Scripture is “for us”, but that it was not written “to us”. He briefly highlights the ancient cosmology of both Egypt and Israel and implores us to see the text of the Bible the way the Ancient Israelites would have seen it.

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