Dr. John Walton on the Ancient Near East

Dr. John Walton presents a synopsis of the role of understanding the world of the Ancient Near East when working to exegete and understand scripture. Understanding the way the ancient Hebrews, Egyptians, Babylonians, Greeks, Romans, etc… thought, organized their societies, used language, and built relationships provides critical background information that helps us to understand the texts we have today.

We must challenge ourselves and work to become aware of the cultural assumptions we bring when reading the text.

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