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Professional Enrichment Seminar | Preaching the Creation Texts from Genesis 1-2

Event - Monday, 22 July 2019 | 9am - 4:30pm


“To preach a text, we must first make every attempt to understand the text. In this way we discharge our accountability to the biblical author. We will examine the biblical text of Genesis 1-2 in a close reading, giving attention to the meanings of the words and to the cultural background of the ancient Near East. From that study we will draw conclusions about what the message of the text is and how we can preach that message effectively.”

This Seminar is a day-long, stand alone event which can also be taken as part of a postgraduate intensive within Tabor’s ministry awards. The intensive, entitled ‘Preaching Challenging Text from the Old Testament,’ runs from (July 22 – 25) and is taught by Prof John Walton, Dr Aaron Chalmers and Dr Melinda Cousins.


Professor John Walton (Wheaton College)

Dr John Walton is Professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College (previously Moody Bible Institute). He specialises in studies of the ancient Near East, and in the study of the Old Testament, focusing on Genesis. John is passionate about the study of the Old Testament, and has amassed a large number of publications, including Genesis, NIV Application Commentary (Zondervan, 2001); Ancient Near Eastern Thought and the Old Testament (Baker, 2006), and the Lost World of Scripture (IVP, 2013, with Brent Sandy).


$75, which includes lunch, booking fee, GST.

Click on the link below to register, or, for more information, please contact: | 08 8373 8777

Event details

  • Location

    TABOR 181 Goodwood Road MILLSWOOD
  • Date

    Monday, 22 July 2019 | 9am - 4:30pm