080.2: The Creation; OT Lesson 3 (Study Notes)

The Creation

This portion of the Creation episode explores

  • the worldview of the Ancient Near East
  • details of the Genesis creation accounts
  • theories of authorship of the Books of Moses
  • evolution
  • the origins of the universe

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Class Reading:Moses 1:27-42; 2; 3; Abraham 3:24–25; see also 1 Nephi 17:36; Moses 6:63; Alma 30:44.

Additional Reading: Abraham 4–5

Other Reading: Genesis 1–2

You can access the Annotated Reading here (or PDF)

You can access the full Lesson Notes here (or PDF)


Lesson Part 2

0:00        Creation accounts via Genesis

Lesson Part 3

13:28     Genesis Authorship

18:02     Moses as Author

19:17     Evolution and Creation

Discussion Part 2 (w/Sheldon)

24:33     Genesis Creation: Text and Context

Discussion Part 3 (w/Sheldon)

34:53     Documentary Hypothesis and Mosaic Authorship for LDS

41:50     The Bible is not Trying to Prove Points, it’s Making Points

Discussion Part 2 (w/Amanda and Danny)

43:28     Genesis Creation: Text and Context

Discussion Part 3 (w/Danny and Amanda)

50:59     Framing

52:29     Human Evolution

1:01:47  Creation and The Universe

1:09:00  Probability of Creation, and Geologic/Cosmic Time

1:16:16  Closing Comments on God, Science and Theology




Thanks to James Estrada for going above and beyond to get this episode out in time, and to to Steven Nelson for the beautiful bumper music.

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