John Walton: What is the Ancient Near East?

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John Walton

John H. Walton is professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College and Graduate School. Previously he was professor of Old Te...


Founded on January 6, 2012, Seedbed is a twenty-first century movement and media platform whose mission is to gather, conn... Seedbed's mission is to gather, connect, and resource the people of God to sow for a great awakening. // Find out more and join the awakening journey! What is the ancient Near East? Is it useful for understanding the Bible? Dr. John Walton explains that without knowing the ancient background to texts, we may be tempted to fill in the gaps with our own modern cultural notions rather than the ones the biblical text assumed.

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Bible References

Joshua 10:12–13 Genesis