Philosopher and Christian apologist and I have written a book on early Genesis. See what Old Testament scholars are saying about Origins. .
“Genesis 1–11 is the foundation of the book of Genesis, which is the foundation of the whole Bible. These chapters provide the critical background for the story of Abraham, whom God would use to bring blessing to the whole world. This important part of Scripture is, however, difficult to understand. Paul Copan and Douglas Jacoby use their considerable skills to bring insight into the meaning of these chapters. I recommend Origins to everyone who is serious about their faith.” —Tremper Longman III, Distinguished Scholar and Professor Emeritus, Westmont College
“In Copan’s and Jacoby’s characteristically engaging style, this book successfully addresses key issues in one of the most important but controversial areas that has challenged believers’ faith.” — Richard S. Hess, Distinguished Professor of Old Testament, Denver Seminary
“This is a remarkable book. The authors admirably meet their goal of writing in such a way that, even if one does not agree with every interpretive conclusion they come to, the biblical and extra-biblical materials from the ancient world are introduced with care and clarity. This very well written volume will carry believers through a flood of deep waters in the reading of these early chapters of Genesis. All along the way, however, there is a constant concern for the spiritual welfare of the reader, that we might all grow mature in the grace of God in Christ, our creator and our redeemer.” — Richard E. Averbeck, Professor of Old Testament and Semitic Languages Director, PhD in Theological Studies, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
“An excellent, eminently readable introduction to the challenges and benefits of reading Genesis 1–11 as a genuinely ancient (specifically ancient Near Eastern) text. The authors do a great job of helping the reader understand why making the effort to read in this manner is actually beneficial.” — Iain Provan, Marshall Sheppard Professor of Biblical Studies, Regent College, Vancouver (Canada), and author of Seriously Dangerous Religion: What the Old Testament Really Says and Why It Matters