Science and Religion, aux 2: Resources on the Ancient Near Eastern Worldview

February 20, 2018.

I’m going to try to gather some interesting resources that pertain to this series on Tuesday’s and Thursdays to break up my parts. Today I want to focus on Ancient Near Eastern (ANE) cosmology to help us understand the worldview out of which scripture came. If you want to read Part 1 or Part 2 of the series, click on the respective links.

First, here is a short video by Michael Heiser that gives a quick overview of ANE cosmology:

Here is an article by Dr. Heiser that is very similar to the video:

Here are some articles/videos that talk about ANE cosmology:

Pete Enn’s article about the firmament:

John Walton on the modern categories of “natural” and “supernatural”:

John Walton also did a video about understanding Genesis in its ancient cultural context (it’s 2 hours, but if you don’t have time to read The Lost World of Genesis One and The Lost World of Adam and Eve, this could probably serve as a decent substitute):

N.T. Wright
on Genesis:

on Adam and Eve:

On “literal”

And finally, an article by Joseph Lam entitled “The Biblical Creation in its Ancient Near Eastern Context”:

Hope you find these resources helpful!


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