Dr. Mark Yarbrough, Dr. Elliott Johnson, Dr. Nathan Holsteen, Dr. Bob Chisholm, and Dr. Darrell Bock, discuss the historical Adam.
- Introduction – Dr. Mark Yarbrough reports on Council of Christian Colleges and Universities Colloquium on Genesis and Science
- Cultural Engagement announcements
- Introduction of the panel
- Dr. Robert Chisholm discusses the early chapters of Genesis and Adam
- Dr. Elliott Johnson discusses the Bible and Adam
- Dr. Nathan Holsteen discusses the theological significance of Adam with Dr. Darrell Bock: Original sin and the role of God as Creator
- Dr. Robert Chisholm discusses with Dr. Bock the role of humanity as rulers and vice regents, the role of spiritual conflict, and the Creator-creature relationship in Genesis 1-3
- Student Questions:
- 2 Questions: What should be said to those who say the case for Adam is only a New Testament issue not on OT grounds? How do you respond to Francis Collins on the human genome and the claim this is against a historical Adam?
- What does the word Pelagianism mean? Are there any non-Christian scientists who believe in an Adam and Eve?
- Is there any correlation between redefinitions of justification, the New Perspective on Paul, and issues tied to arguments for a non-historical Adam and Pelagianism?
- Student comment on genetics and inheritance through a mother
- What of the issue of marrying brothers and sisters in the early generations, so is there evidence from early civilizations for this kind of history?
- Dr. Steve Strauss comments briefly on intermarriage from an anthropological perspective
- Dr. Robert Chisholm notes some bibliography for the topic
- Dr. Darrell Bock summarizes the discussion
About the Contributors
Dr. Holsteen has worked full-time in engineering and in ministry, and also has served as adjunct professor for The Criswell College and for Dallas Seminary. He particularly is interested in encouraging students to be fully engaged in the world outside the seminary walls, and loves to discuss the development of theological systems, especially in Reformation and post-Reformation contexts. He and his wife, Janice, have two children.
While Dr. Chisholm enjoys teaching the full breadth of Old Testament Studies, he takes special delight in the books of Judges, Samuel, Isaiah, and Amos. Dr. Chisholm has published seven books, with commentaries on Judges-Ruth and 1–2 Samuel forthcoming. He was translation consultant for the International Children’s Bible and for The Everyday Bible and is senior Old Testament editor for the NET Bible. Any discussion with Dr. Chisholm on the Old Testament, however, can be quickly sidetracked when mentioning Syracuse University basketball or the New York Yankees, teams which probably do not have a greater fan outside the state of New York, much to the chagrin of his colleagues.