October 11, 2021

“Something You Might Not Have Known about the Old Testament”

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In today’s class, Dr. Kevin Burr discusses how ancient audiences would have understood the creation of the Garden of Eden as a temple for God to dwell (that is, “rest”). Eden would also have been viewed as a space from which God ruled the cosmos. What does this mean for humans, whom God created and gave authority to rule over in Genesis 1:27-28? And how does this relate to humans being created in God’s image and God forbidding humans to make idols?

Date: October 11, 2021
Speaker: Dr. Kevin Burr
Key Scriptures: Genesis 1; Isaiah 66
Series: Exploring Our Strange Bible

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