John H. Walton
|John H. Walton|
|Known for||Lost World of .... books|
|Title||Professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College|
|Education||M.A. Biblical Studies: Old Testament, Wheaton Graduate School|
|Alma mater||Ph.D., Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion|
|Sub discipline||Old Testament studies|
|Institutions||Moody Bible Institute
John H. Walton (born 1952) is professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College. He was a professor at Moody Bible Institute for 20 years. His primary focus is in areas of comparison between the Old Testament and the Ancient Near East, particularly Genesis. He espouses a view of creation that resonates with ancient Near Eastern mindsets, much like a temple dedication ceremony, and not a strictly material account of cosmological origins. He uses a restaurant as an analogy, arguing that a restaurant does not begin to exist when the material building is completed, but when the owner declares the restaurant open for business.
- Walton, John H (1989). Ancient Israelite Literature in its Cultural Context, A Survey of Parallels Between Biblical and Ancient Near Eastern Texts. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.
- ———; Hill, Andrew H. (1991). A Survey of the Old Testament. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.
- ——— (1994). Covenant: God's Purpose, God's Plan. Harper Collins. ISBN 978-0-3105-7751-5.
- ——— (2001). Genesis. NIV Application Commentary. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.
- ——— (2004). Old Testament Today. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.
- ——— (2006). Essential Bible Companion. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.
- ——— (2006). Ancient Near Eastern Thought and the Old Testament. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic.
- ——— (2008). Jonah. Expositor’s Bible Commentary. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.
- ——— (2009). The Lost World of Genesis One: Ancient Cosmology and the Origins Debate. Downers Grove, IL: IVP.
- ——— (2011). Genesis 1 as Ancient Cosmology. Warsaw, IA: Eisenbrauns.
- ——— (2012). Job. NIV Application Commentary. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.
- ———; Sandy, D. Brent (2013). The Lost World of Scripture: Ancient Literary Culture and Biblical Authority. Downers Grove, IL: IVP.
- ——— (2015). The Lost World of Adam and Eve: Genesis 2–3 and the Human Origins Debate. Downers Grove, IL: IVP.
Articles & chapters
- ——— (1995). "The Mesopotamian Background of the Tower of Babel Account and Its Implications". Bulletin for Biblical Research. 5: 155–175.
- ——— (2000). "The Anzu Myth as relevant Background for Daniel 7?". In Collins, John; Flint, Peter. The Book of Daniel: Composition and Reception. Vetus Testament Supplement, FIOTL. Brill.
- ——— (2001). "Recovering the Vitality of the Old Testament in Preaching". Preaching Today. 17.
- ——— (2001). "Equilibrium and the Sacred Compass: The Structure of Leviticus". Bulletin for Biblical Research. 11 (2): 1–12.
- ——— (2002). "Inspired Subjectivity and Hermeneutical Objectivity". The Master’s Seminary Journal. 13 (1): 65–77.
- ——— (2003). "The Imagery of the Substitute King Ritual in Isaiah’s Fourth Servant Song". Journal of Biblical Literature. 122: 734–43.
- ——— (2008). "Creation in Genesis 1:1–2:3 and the Ancient Near East: Order out of Disorder after Chaoskampf". Calvin Theological Journal. 43: 48–63.
- "John H Walton", Theopedia
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