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    (The Lost World of Scripture) PDF READ á John H. Walton John H. Walton Á 7 Review Free read The Lost World of Scripture I was impressed with John Walton's books on the Genesis creation accounts So I decided to read this book on biblical authority that he co authored with Brent Sandy Like with his books on the creation accounts the authors take a close look at the literary culture in the Ancient Near East and then use that to evalu

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    (The Lost World of Scripture) PDF READ á John H. Walton Everyone loves a good story of discovery Whether it is in the pages of a good book or watching Indiana Jones on the big screen people love to be drawn into the discovery of lost artifacts and even so lost worlds The field of archeo

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    Free read The Lost World of Scripture (The Lost World of Scripture) PDF READ á John H. Walton John H. Walton Á 7 Review Inerrancy is a tricky word Though as told by this book it was coined as a statement of trust in God against the hermeneutic of skepticism employed by scholars bent on discovering new ways of deconstructing religion today it

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    (The Lost World of Scripture) PDF READ á John H. Walton Review This book has a lot in common with Denis Lamoureux's Evolutionary Creation but without the focus on evolution They both approach the Old Testament by recognizing that God is accommodating scripture to the culture and worldview of people living in the Ancient Near East Our task is to discern the cultural package from the ete

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    (The Lost World of Scripture) PDF READ á John H. Walton John H. Walton Á 7 Review Great study and really important look at the differences and authority rooted in orality and textuality

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    Download ó eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Á John H. Walton John H. Walton Á 7 Review (The Lost World of Scripture) PDF READ á John H. Walton There is a LOT to pull from this book and the claims the co authors are making are not insignificant These claims

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    (The Lost World of Scripture) PDF READ á John H. Walton John H. Walton Á 7 Review Walton and Sandy give a helpful and detailed look into the oral dominant world in which the Bible originated an

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    (The Lost World of Scripture) PDF READ á John H. Walton Download ó eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Á John H. Walton Free read The Lost World of Scripture Walton and Sandy’s book is a reexamination of the evangelical doctrines of inerrancy and biblical authority in light of c

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    (The Lost World of Scripture) PDF READ á John H. Walton Download ó eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Á John H. Walton Free read The Lost World of Scripture Was tempted to rate lower because I still have so many uestions Way than when I started But I suppose that is how this thing works We are misinformed readers when we use the Bible for purposes that exceed its intents This was a fantastic book that radically moved my understanding of scripture Many of these things were floating around in the back of my mind but this analysis provided all the scholarly work and insight that I was so

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    Free read The Lost World of Scripture (The Lost World of Scripture) PDF READ á John H. Walton John H. Walton Á 7 Review Walton and Sandy think through the doctrine of inerrancy and biblical authority within the world of the Bible rather than through anachronistic impositions They seek to contribute to the doctrine in a way that makes sense of evidence from the ancient world and that is productive and helpful for the church Many good thoughts and uestions are raised and it is all done with a desire to better understand and submit to the

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Read Ð The Lost World of Scripture ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB John H. Walton Á 7 Review Download ó eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Á John H. Walton 2014 Readers' Choice Awards Honorable MentionPreaching's Preacher's Guide to the Best Bible Reference for 2014 ScriptureHermeneuticsFrom John H Walton author of the bestselling Lost World of Genesis One and D Brent Sandy author of Plowshares and Pruning Hooks comes a detailed look at the origins of scriptural authority in ancient oral cultures and how they inform our understanding of the Old and New Everyone loves a good story of discovery Whether it is in the pages of a good book or watching Indiana Jones on the big screen people love to be drawn into the discovery of lost artifacts and even so lost worlds The field of archeology and its attending fields has unearthed artifacts buried tombs treasures and entire villages and cities that give us a glimpse into the lives and ways of the people and civilizations of the ancient past It many ways we are discovering things and worlds that have been lost and are very different than oursAmong these discoveries are the ancient writings of the various people groups We have found much but there is to discover and even much that we will probably never find The discovery of various writings from ancient times provides us with a wealth of information for how people thought and lived in the past They are a window into the culture More so for Christians they are a window not only into Scripture itself but how others viewed Scripture and its role in the life of the early ChristiansThere is no doubt that modern readers of the Bible have to fight reading their own world into the world of the Bible when it comes to the task of interpretation Unfortunately there are many readers of Scripture Christians included who do this without knowing it The world in which the Bible was born is lost to them and they don t realize itIn an effort to bring the reader of Scripture into the world in which it was born Wheaton professors John Walton Old Testament and D Brent Sandy New Testament have teamed up to write The Lost World of Scripture Ancient Literary Culture and Biblical Authority The purpose of the book is to present as clearly as possible given what we know about the ancient world a picture of the function and authority that oral traditions and written texts had in ancient societies The authors want readers of Scripture to appreciate the fact that while modern cultures especially Western and European cultures are text dominant and therefore have a high literacy rate ancient cultures were oral and hearing dominant and therefore had a low literacy rate Understanding the oral and manuscript galaxy of the biblical world before the watershed of print culture is essential for grasping how the Bible was written 11 It is this lost world of oral and hearing dominance in which Scripture was bornOverviewThe book is divided into four parts For those familiar with Walton s The Lost World of Genesis One the same proposition pattern is used for the chapter structure Through the proposition structure the authors systematically bring the reader through the thought process ancients had about the role and authority of oral traditions and written texts so that modern readers of Scripture might accurately understand what Biblical authority is and specifically what the inerrancy of Scripture does and does not and can and cannot meanPart One lays the ground work in understanding the composition of texts in the Old Testament and how information was communicated orally If we are to understand fully the development of biblical literature and our view of its authority we need to adjust or thinking about how information was disseminated and traditions transmitted in the ancient world 18 Here the authors address the nature of authority in an oral and hearing dominant culture Authority it is said was not connected to a document but to the person of authority behind the document when that person was known or to the tradition itself 27 The oral transmission of information was primary and thus carried through people Written texts were not unimportant but only carried authority in so far as the person behind the information had authority One of the key concepts discussed here is speech act theory which examines how communication is carried and meaning is intended through locutions words and genres which embody illocutions the intention to do something with locutions such as a blessing with a perlocution view to seeing a response from the audience like obeying 41 Important to the author s argument is the distinct role each part plays in the communicative act of meaning and expressing authority God s authority and the inerrancy of the text it is argued are located in its illucutions 42 44 45 On the other hand inspiration takes place at the locution level 44 Why is this distinction important It is said thatEven though people in Israel believed there were waters above the earth held back by a solid sky or that cognitive processes took place in the heart or kidneys the illocution of the texts is not affirming those beliefs as revealed truth Culture specific aspects of an illocution do not have a universal perlocution eating pork circumcision head covering Culture specific aspects of the perlocution need to be translated to an appropriate contemporary perlocution 45Walton and Sandy are trying to help us make a separation between those things which are culture specific and authoritative truth that God is communicating by His Spirit through the human authors of Scripture Admittedly part one will be the most difficult section of the book for readers to grasp especially if they are not familiar with speech act theoryWhile I appreciate and even agree with much of what the authors are trying to prevent in Biblical interpretation I do have some reservations and concerns with some of their conclusions Two examples will suffice First while I do not dispute the value of speech act theory and its distinguishing between words affirmations and expectations upon the readers it feels that the different parts have been so separated so as to ignore the fluid and wedded relationship they share Yes words have meaning in a context and contexts are where authors intentions are but this belief is not to be held at the expense of the value of words and phrases Words are not just inspired but certain words are given through which meaning and affirmations are to be conveyed Second and in conjunction with the first concern is with how the authors view the role of textual criticism In analyzing the nature of textual criticism that is finding the accurate wording of the originally inspired manuscripts of Scripture Walton and Sandy conclude that since we do not have the originals with which to compare our best Hebrew and Greek texts we cannot know what the originals were and it does not matter according to their model 67 Therefore it does no good to say the originals were inspired if we do not have them In my estimation and that of many this conclusion will not do and unnecessary It may be so that oral dominant cultures viewed texts differently than moderns do but this is not a basis upon which to overly devalue determining the wording of the originals Just because we have little confidence in the exact wording of a few places in Scripture is not a warrant to say the whole task is irrelevant Why let uncertainties over a very small part of the text drive our understanding of the rest of the text and not vice versaPart Two deals with the same issues of composition and communication but for the New Testament The hearing and oral dominance of the ANE world continues into the NT world though there is a shift to use of texts around 700 BC 79 With the Greeks and Romans paving the way for text it is clear the orality still dominated texts as they were written primarily for oral use and memorization 85 Even philosophers bemoaned the use of text as they felt it would undermine oral lectures and created a lazy mind 104Moving to the NT era we see a noticeable shift to dependence on texts most notably within Christianity Many myths are dispelled concerning a correspondence between illiteracy in reading with intelligence and even education The ministry of Jesus is examined through the lens of His oral communication to people who were oral and hearing centered Proposition 8 The authors deduce that Jesus was educated and could read despite his meager background as a carpenter in Galilee 119 There is a good discussion of Jesus as the logos word of God and how this is to inform our understanding of most of the texts that speak of the word of the Lord in both testaments Prop 9 Some Christians will have minor disagreements with some of their conclusions here but generally they make good arguments for their case This moves into Proposition 10 which deals with how Jesus would have thought of the transmission of His own wordsProposition 11 and 13 address how variants within oral tradition were handled Since they were common within secular oral tradition it is believed that they were accepted within the oral tradition of Jesus words and sayings This is why many NT scholars when referring to the words of Jesus in the Gospels refer to them as containing the ipsissima vox voice of Jesus words and not the ipsissma verba exact words 149 This may come as a shock to many readers of red letters Bibles which have the words of Jesus in red so they can be found and easily distinguished from the rest of the text The result is that what we have in the Gospels is not the exact words of Jesus word for word as He said them in the moment but we do have the essential words He spoke and can be confident that the Gospels are reliable in that regard Oral tradition had acceptable ranges of variation in the retelling of stories and the words of Jesus would have fared no betterPart Three tackles the Biblical world of literary genres Here the nature of modern historiography and ancient myth telling are compared as well as the implications this has for the authority of Scripture One of the points the authors try to make is that when the writers of the OT recounted and wrote about events in the past they did so with varying purposes in mind This explains some of the differences between the same accounts in Kings and Chronicles as well as the Gospels in the NT The varying accounts of the same events do not mean that the writers thought truthfulness about the events was unimportant but they had different standards of retelling events and they had agendas in doing so Here again the authors make use of the locution and illocution distinction which leads them to make a number of confusing and concerning statements regarding the written text of Scripture For instance in the discussion of the role law had within ANE cultures and Israel they make the following conclusionNothing from ancient Near East suggests that any society had a normative written set of laws that contained a comprehensive legal code for that society From the discussion of hearing dominant cultures in the early chapters of this book it is easy to see why that is the case Written documents did not hold position of authority in a hearing dominant context There is no reason to think that there was a comprehensive written authoritative document containing the legislation for Israelite society 219This statement and other like it is confusing to say the least It leads one to ask what does one make of the Pentateuch if it is not viewed as a written document containing Israelite legal code If readers are familiar with Walton s previous work on ANE literature and culture then this statement is not surprising For all of the valuable information Walton has uncovered he has tunnel vision when he uses the comparisons between ANE cultures and Israel at the expense and almost complete ignorance of the differences It is precisely that Israel had a written legal code as extensive as they did regardless of how long after it was verbally given that makes them uniue among ANE peoples This is the phenomenon of ScriptureConclusionSo what about inerrancy and authority How does the oral and hearing dominant culture of the OT and NT shape our understanding of the authority and inerrancy of the written text of Scripture God s word For the authors inerrancy is useful as long as it is properly defined While it could die the death of a thousand ualifications its basic meaning without error is true of Scripture But Walton and Sandy are wary of the future of the term inerrancy Not because they believe the Bible has errors but because the term inerrancy may no longer be clear enough strong enough or nuanced enough to carry the weight with which it has been traditionally been encumbered 275 Time will tell in this regard but I think inerrancy still has a future and books like Five Views on Inerrancy show not only its value but necessityFor the authority of Scripture the authors do believe Scripture is authoritative for Christians over any other possible book It is our standard of faith rule and practice they would say It has authority because it is in written form what God said verbally What I am not sure of is whether or not they see Scripture since it is the words of God as having a self understanding of its own authority What does God say to us about His word in His word Further Scripture is our only access to the oral tradition of the OT and NT It is now the Christians only authority to God s spoken word This is not something the authors touch on and needs to be exploredThe Lost World of Scripture is a mixed bag for me Readers will be captivated by the historical explanation of how oral tradition worked and the mindset of people in these cultures The book is far from disengaging They do a good job of contrasting the value and place of written texts within hearing and text dominant cultures and how modern notions of accuracy do not line up with ancient notions The authors recognize that they are making possible scenarios and conclusions based on their research but they seem to be dogmatic in their theological conclusions about the inerrancy and authority of Scripture then is warranted As mentioned previously what is missing is a discussion on the phenomenon of Scripture as the written revelation of God to man While much if not most of the OT was given orally first most of the NT was not see the letters of Paul Why is it that we have so much writing from Christianity as opposed to other religions of their time Why did Christians write their oral tradition down as much as they didThe Lost World of Scripture is an intriguing book but needs to be read carefully and with discernmentNOTE I received this book for free from IVP and was under no obligation to provide a favorable review The thoughts and words expressed are my own

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Read Ð The Lost World of Scripture ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB John H. Walton Á 7 Review Download ó eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Á John H. Walton Testaments today Stemming from uestions about scriptural inerrancy inspiration and oral transmission of ideas The Lost World of Scripture examines the process by which the Bible has come to be what it is today From the reasons why specific words were used to convey certain ideas to how oral tradition impacted the transmission of biblical texts the authors seek to uncover how these issues might affe Great study and really important look at the differences and authority rooted in orality and textuality

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Read Ð The Lost World of Scripture ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB John H. Walton Á 7 Review Download ó eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Á John H. Walton Ct our current doctrine on the authority of Scripture In this book we are exploring ways God chose to reveal his word in light of discoveries about ancient literary culture write Walton and Sandy Our specific objective is to understand better how both the Old and New Testaments were spoken written and passed on especially with an eye to possible implications for the Bible's inspiration and authority Walton and Sandy give a helpful and detailed look into the oral dominant world in which the Bible originated and shows how many Christians both through critical scholarship and fundamentalist apologetics have anachronistically imposed our modernWestern text dominant modes of thought onto it It s difficult for people of a text dominant culture to put ourselves into the mindset of an oral dominant culture but Walton and Sandy are very helpful in this regard Through the use of Speech Act Theory language of illocution locution and perlocution they work through the implications of Scripture being a product of oral dominant culture in terms of authority and inerrancy Their conclusions regarding authority are excellent Their conclusions regarding inerrancy are very good but may be little bit too conservative on one or two points Chicago Statement inerrancy is the standard of today s evangelical world and Walton and Sandy do their best to work with and defend that definition of inerrancy while showing where it needs to be reformed or at least better nuanced This is where the book falls somewhat short There are other better and historical models of inerrancy The Chicago Statement as this book makes painfully obvious is horribly anachronistic Walton and Sandy only make it work by bending it and finding the loopholes that I think most evangelicals and nearly all fundamentalists would reject

  • Paperback
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  • The Lost World of Scripture
  • John H. Walton
  • English
  • 27 October 2020
  • 9780830840328