Rethinking Torah with John Walton

A few months ago I posted about the wonderful work of Old Testament Professors John Walton and Joshua Berman on Torah. In the following interview for The Holy Post podcast Walton explains why Torah is not really law but is a different genre of ancient literature. The interview discusses his latest book in the Lost World series, The Lost World of Torah: Law as Covenant and Wisdom in Ancient Context (IVP, 2019) which he wrote in with his son J. Harvey.

Joel Edmund Anderson at Resurrecting Orthodoxy also has a helpful series of reviews covering the key ideas of the Waltons’ book which  are as follows Part 1, Part 2 & Part 3.

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