254: Understanding Genesis One: The Literary Framework Model with Tyler Vela

In this episode, Kenny interviews author, apologist, podcaster, and philosopher Tyler Vela to talk about the literary framework hypothesis of Genesis 1 as well as Tyler's thoughts about pieces of Genesis 1 being motifs and metaphors that would lead us to believe that Genesis 1 is in large part a polemic argument written by Moses on behalf of Yahweh the creator.

Tyler Vela studied Philosophy and English at California State University, Sonoma. He also earned a Bachelors degree in Biblical and Theological Studies from Moody Bible Institute. Currently, Tyler is working towards a Masters of Biblical Studies at Reformed Theological Seminary (Charlotte).

Tyler is the host of The Freed Thinker Podcast and blog and is a frequent guest on many Christian and skeptical podcasts and forums.

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To check out Tyler Vela's paper: A Historical-Grammatical and Polemical Reading of Genesis 1

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Recommended Reading:

The Genesis Debate: Three Views on the Days of Creation (multiple contributors, Foreword by Norm Geisler, Edited by David Hagopian)

The Lost World of Genesis One: Ancient Cosmology and the Origins Debate (by John H. Walton)

Reading Genesis with Ancient Eyes by John Walton, Ph.D. [YouTube Video/Lecture]

The Framework Interpretation: An Exegetical Summary [Blog/Article]

Meredith G. Kline on “Space and Time in the Genesis Cosmogony” [Blog/Article]