Similar Plan, Similar Response: The Biblical Narration of Planetary Beginnings at Creation and after the Flood
Genesis narrates God’s instructions to humans and their response to these instructions after two planetary beginnings: creation (Gen 1: 28-3:21) and the flood (Gen 9:1-27). This article examines linguistic and thematic parallelisms found in the two passages. Published in Origins, v. 65.
A Review of the Documentary Film “Is Genesis History?”
Is Genesis History? asks a question that many Christians struggle with. Is the first book of the Bible comprised of pious myths? Is it an allegory designed to teach important lessons about God, but not actually a record of the history of life on Earth? Or is it a reliable record of events that actually occurred in the past? In other words, is Genesis the oldest book of history available today, one…
Was There A Great Genesis Flood?
The first book of the Bible states that following a recent creation by God, there was an astonishing worldwide Flood. In that context, the Flood would have been responsible for most of the great fossil bearing layers of the earth. However, current scientific interpretations propose that these layers slowly accumulated over billions of years thus allocating more time for the slow gradual evolution of…
Baumgardner’s Modeling of Rapid Plate Tectonic Motion
To model the motion of Earth's plates, Baumgardner uses a Fortran program he developed called TERRA that must be run on a supercomputer. It is one of four models in the world capable of modeling Earth in a global manner.
A Universal Flood: Does the Bible Teach that Noah's Flood was Universal?
An unbiased reading of Genesis 6-8 unquestionably demonstrates that Noah’s flood was universal. Reasons for its denial are located in sources from outside the Scriptures, such as scientific arguments and the mythology of the ancient Near East.
Theology of Judgment in Genesis 6-9
The present dissertation seeks to develop a theology of judgment in Gen 6-9. Following an introductory chapter, the second chapter is devoted to analyzing the three main extrabiblical ANE flood stories (the Eridu Genesis, the Atra-Hasis Epic, and the Gilgamesh Epic) from the four aspects of judgment: date, cause and purpose, extent, and procedure.
The Genesis Flood Narrative: Crucial Issues in the Current Debate
The purpose of this article is to examine major interrelated issues that are present in current discussions about the biblical Flood narrative of Gen 6-9.
Genesis 9:1-7: Its Theological Connects with the Creation Motif
It is this writer’s desire to demonstrate the theological connections between the events after the flood and the Creation motif.
A Biblical Theology of the Flood
The question of the extent of the Genesis flood is not just a matter of idle curiosity with little at stake for Christian faith. For those who see the days of creation in Genesis 1 as six, literal 24 hour days , a universal Flood is an absolute necessity to explain the existence of the geological column. A literal creation week is inextricably linked with a world-wide flood.
The Search for Noah’s Ark
Noah’s ark has fascinated everyone—from Noah’s time to our own. From evangelicals to movie makers, from evangelists to youthful campus crusaders, the ark gets everyone’s attention.
Catastrophism in the Pacific Northwest: A Geoscience Research Institute Field Guide
This article covers several features and areas that demonstrate the catastrophic processes that shaped the Northwestern US.
The Flood: Just a Local Catastrophe?
An examination of archaeological evidence, linguistics, and literary traditions shows that a local Mesopotamian river valley flood cannot adequately explain the biblical flood.
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