John H. Walton

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John H. Walton
Born 1952
Nationality United States of America
Known for Lost World of .... books
Title Professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College
Religion Christian (Evangelical Protestant)
Academic background
Education M.A. Biblical Studies: Old Testament, Wheaton Graduate School
Alma mater Ph.D., Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion
Academic work
Discipline Biblical studies
Sub discipline Old Testament studies
Institutions Moody Bible Institute
Wheaton College

John H. Walton (born 1952) is professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College. He was a professor at Moody Bible Institute for 20 years.[1] 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.[2]

Publications[edit]

Books[edit]

  • 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[edit]

  • ——— (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. 

References[edit]

  1. ^ "John Walton", Faculty, Wheaton College .
  2. ^ "Creation in Genesis 1:1–2:3 and the Ancient Near East: Order out of Disorder after Chaoskampf", Calvin Theological Journal, 43: 61–63, 2008 .

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