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The Malone University Center for Theology and Ministry and Logos Bible Software will welcome Old Testament scholar John Walton, Ph.D. on Saturday, September 13 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. in Room 106 of the Johnson Center for Worship and the Fine Arts, located on the campus at 2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W. in Canton. Dr. Walton's program, Exploring the Lost World of Scripture, is free and open to the public.
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. Formerly, he taught at Moody Bible Institute for 20 years. 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 latest book The Lost World of Genesis One.
Attendees will also preview Logos 5 and have the chance to win a free iPad Mini!
Programs are as follows:
Exploring the Lost World of Scripture
Part One: Composition of the Old Testament
The Old Testament World was hearing-dominant, a world in which writing played a fairly insignificant role. The world of text was dominated by scribes and documents rather than authors and books as we know them today. Authority was more closely associated with speakers than with texts. In this presentation we will further describe this world and discuss its significance for understanding the composition of the Hebrew Bible.
Part Two: Ways to think about Biblical Authority
If what became the books of the Hebrew Bible took their literary shape only gradually in a hearing-dominant world, how should we think about terms like inerrancy and inspiration? Given increasing information about the ancient and classical worlds, this presentation will offer ideas about the shape our formulations about biblical authority should take.
We hope you can make it!
Center for Theology & Ministry