Category: Genesis 2:4b-3 (J Source)

Michael D. Coogan: The Content Differences Between the Two Creation Accounts

Michael D. Coogan, The Old Testament: A Historical and Literary Introduction to the Hebrew Scriptures (Oxford University Press, 2014), 40-41. There are…important differences in content [between the two creation accounts]. For example, the first account of creation opens with a watery chaos; in the second,… Continue Reading “Michael D. Coogan: The Content Differences Between the Two Creation Accounts”

Quora Questions w/the Amateur Exegete: #1 – The Creation of Animals in Genesis 1 and 2

I don’t do a whole lot with my YouTube channel but I really ought to change that. So this is (hopefully) the first of many videos offering my amateurish answers to various biblical studies related questions over at Quora. My goal is to keep… Continue Reading “Quora Questions w/the Amateur Exegete: #1 – The Creation of Animals in Genesis 1 and 2”

The Towering Arrogance of Cheap Apologetics: Heather Schuldt, Moses, and the Documentary Hypothesis

“In the fall of 2018, the problem of Wellhausen’s teaching and his followers came to my attention while working on my master’s degree.” – Heather Schuldt on 10.28.181 When I was around ten or eleven I kept a red notebook filled with my musings… Continue Reading “The Towering Arrogance of Cheap Apologetics: Heather Schuldt, Moses, and the Documentary Hypothesis”

Steven DiMattei: The Second Creation Account in Genesis

Steven DiMattei, Genesis 1 and the Creationism Debate: Being Honest to the Text, Its Author, and His Beliefs (Wipf & Stock, 2016), 42. From the opening verse of the second creation account, or if my reader prefers right at Genesis 2:4b, we notice stark differences… Continue Reading “Steven DiMattei: The Second Creation Account in Genesis”

Michael D. Coogan: A Religious Rather Than a Scientific Text

Michael D. Coogan, The Old Testament: A Historical and Literary Introduction to the Hebrew Scriptures, third edition (OUP: 2014), 35-36. Whatever the character of the inspiration of the Bible, however, it was written by men (and, probably, women) whose knowledge was that of their times,… Continue Reading “Michael D. Coogan: A Religious Rather Than a Scientific Text”

Steven DiMattei: Yahweh Molds an Earthling

Steven DiMattei, a biblical scholar who maintains the website Contradictions in the Bible, has a great post covering the creation of man in the J source (Genesis 2:4b-7). He points out that before there can be any plant life there must be two things: water… Continue Reading “Steven DiMattei: Yahweh Molds an Earthling”