A Modern Translation of Genesis 1–11 in the Traditional Sense

Samuel L. Bray and John F. Hobbins, Genesis 1–11: A New Old Translation for Readers, Scholars, and Translators (Wilmore, KY: GlossaHouse, 2017). 326 pages, $14.99, paperback.

Abstract: Samuel L. Bray and John F. Hobbins have recently released a new translation of Genesis chapters one to eleven. The highlight of the work is their extensive notes that provide insight into not just their translation process, but on the process of Bible translation as a whole. The book offers a great deal to interest Bible readers, scholars, and translators.

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Understanding Genesis and the Temple

Review of John H. Walton, The Lost World of Genesis One: Ancient Cosmology and the Origins Debate (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press Academic, 2009). 192 pp. $9.85.

Abstract: Genesis 1 meant something very particular to the Israelites in their time and place. However, because that contextual knowledge was lost to us for thousands of years, we tend to misread it. Walton offers an interpretation of Genesis 1 that juxtaposes it with temple concepts, simultaneously allaying some of the scientific issues involved. Continue reading

David Calabro on “Joseph Smith and the Architecture of Genesis”

This is a presentation which was given at the 2014 Temple on Mount Zion Conference which took place on 25 October 2014 in Provo, Utah.

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Jeffrey M. Bradshaw on “Science and Genesis: A Personal View”

This is a video of Jeffrey M. Bradshaw’s presentation on “Science and Genesis: A Personal View” at the Science & Mormonism: Cosmos, Earth & Man symposium which took place on November 9, 2013.

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Scripture Roundtable 62: Old Testament Gospel Doctrine Lesson 12, “Fruitful in the Land of My Affliction”

This is Scripture Roundtable 62 from The Interpreter Foundation, in which we discuss the Old Testament Gospel Doctrine Lesson #12, “Fruitful in the Land of My Affliction” focusing on scriptures in Genesis 40-45, 2 Nephi 2, and D&C 22, 64, bringing in various insights to help us better understand the scriptures. These roundtables will generally follow the 2014 Gospel Doctrine schedule of scriptures, a few weeks ahead of time.

Panelists for this roundtable include John Gee, Jeff Bradshaw, Martin Tanner, Daniel Peterson, and Craig Foster.

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