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Today we continue with part 5 of a 6-part audio-slide series by Denis Lamoureux on biblical genealogies (part 1 is here).

This episode is called “Adam and the Biblical Genealogies,” and to address this issue, Lamoureux brings together two factors: (1) early Israel and oral traditions (which included short genealogies of real people), and (2) ancient science and origins (which involved retrojecting their experience of how reproduction works, reasoning back to a first couple). Connecting these two parts requires thinking (as much as we can) as ancient people rather than modern.

The audio-slide show can be accessed here.

Lamoureux holds three earned doctoral degrees (dentistry, theology, and biology) and is associate professor of science and religion at St. Joseph’s College in the University of Alberta (full bio here). He is the author of I Love Jesus & I Accept Evolution (see first of the audio slide series on this book here) which is a great introduction to his view of origins called “evolutionary creation.”

Pete Enns, Ph.D.

Peter Enns (Ph.D., Harvard University) is Abram S. Clemens professor of biblical studies at Eastern University in St. Davids, Pennsylvania. He has written numerous books, including The Bible Tells Me So, The Sin of Certainty, and How the Bible Actually Works. Tweets at @peteenns.