An in-depth study on Genesis 1 through a seminar-style classroom experience.

 

We will meet together on Saturday mornings via Zoom to discuss what we learned throughout the week.

Before coming to class, we will have watched videos taught by Tim Mackie (90-120 mins).


In class, we will:

  • Summarize Tim's teaching and come to a working understanding of it.
  • Come to conclusions on what Genesis 1 meant originally and for us today.
  • Talk about how we might share this material and how it affects us practically.


Simply input your name and email address in this form so that Thomas knows who to send information to.

SYLLABUS

Handouts


Tim's Lecture Notes

Literal-Literary Translation of Gen 1



January 23, 2021 (Nothing to watch ahead of time)


Come via Zoom to get acquainted with the material.


January 30, 2021 (119 min)


Unit 1: The Meaning of "Heaven" and "Earth"

Session 1: Our Place in the Universe (23:15)

Session 2: The Words “Heavens” and “Earth” in the Hebrew Bible (34:28)

Session 3: “Heavens” and “Earth” Come Together in Jesus (26:29)

Session 4: Reflections on the New Testament’s View of Heaven and Earth (19:15)

Session 5: Scripture, Communication, Language, and Culture (16:13)


February 6, 2021 (105 min)


Unit 2: Genesis in its Ancient Context

Session 6 : Genesis 1 is an Ancient Israelite Cosmology (29:01)

Session 7: The Purpose of Light on Day 1 (31:33)

Session 8: Ancient Egyptian Cosmology (27:55)

Session 9: Ancient Babylonian Cosmology (17:16)


February 13, 2021 (67 min)


Session 10: The “Beginning” and “Nothingness” (28:21)

Session 11: Genesis 1 Imagery: Jeremiah 4 (20:34)

Session 12: Genesis 1 Imagery: Psalm 104 (18:51)


February 20, 2021 (85 min)


Unit 3: The Literary Design of Genesis 1

Session 13: The Structure and Message of Genesis 1 (24:37)

Session 14: Repeated Words in Genesis 1 (25:09)

Session 15: Relationships between Days (36:28)


February 27, 2021 (123 min)


Unit 4: A Tour of the Cosmos

Session 16: The Waters Above and Below (24:02)

Session 17: The Dragon in the Waters (31:04)

Session 18: The Dry Land (37:17)

Session 19: Reflections on Where All Creation is Headed (30:37)


Bonus (86 min)


Session 20: God as Refuge and Rivers as Life (37:31)

Session 21: Jesus and Living Water (21:49)

Session 22: Ancient Cosmology in Psalm 36 (27:18)


March 6, 2021 (116 min)



Unit 5: The Unity of Heaven and Earth

Session 23: The Heavens (25:33)

Session 24: Heaven and Earth United in the Temple (29:48)

Session 25: Reflections on Heaven Coming to Earth (22:19)

Session 26: The Rulers Above (39:13)


March 13, 2021 (86 min)


Unit 6: Humans and Their Role in the Cosmos

Session 27: The Rulers Below (23:44)

Session 28: Humans as the Image, or Idol, of God (41:22)

Session 29: The Image of God in the Storyline of the Bible (21:31)


March 20, 2021 (85 min)


Unit 7: Time and Eschatology in Genesis 1

Session 30: God “Rests” on the Seventh Day (44:33)

Session 31: The Sabbath with No End (41:01)