Friday, 7 March 2014

Denis Lamoureux - The Meaning of Biblical Genealogies (5)

Part 5 of Denis Lamoureux's series on Biblical genealogies is out, and can be found here. While I do not share Lamoureux's view that Adam was not a historical figure, his coverage of the oral background of the patriarchs and the pre-scientific worldview of the ancient Hebrews needs to be seen, if only to remind the fundamentalists in our community of the background information their naive readings of Genesis are lacking, as well as serving as a reminder to avoid reading the texts as if they were literal, scientifically accurate accounts of creation.