Explore Different Views of Genesis 1–2

The creation account is one of the most debated and discussed passages in the Bible. Scholars and theologians have wrestled with the nature of Genesis 1–2 for years. There are a variety of different ways to read and understand the creation account from Genesis, some of which you may not have considered. A new Mobile Ed course, TH331 Perspectives on Creation: Five Views on Its Meaning and Significance, gives you the chance to learn more about several key positions held by top Old Testament scholars today.

Dr. Michael Heiser provides some context for the discussion in this video, which also serves as the introduction to the course:



In the course you’ll hear the following scholars present the features and biblical basis for their perspectives on the creation account from Genesis 1–2:

  • Joseph A. Pipa Jr.—Six-Day Creation
  • Mark D. Futato—Literary Framework
  • C. John Collins—Analogical Days View
  • Tremper Longman III—Evolutionary Creationism
  • John H. Walton—Identity Accounts

In addition to these perspectives, the activities resource includes videos by John Mark N. Reynolds and James B. Jordan. These videos, along with the challenges and reflection questions, help you reflect further on different implications of the creation account. If you already have a pretty good idea of your position on Genesis 1–2, the course will expose you to the nuances of other perspectives, some of which may help you expand your view of the significance of these important chapters.

Perspectives on Creation: Five Views on Its Meaning and Significance ships on October 17. Pre-order it now and get 40% off the regular price.


  1. Do the Logos tutorials require Logos, version 7 to understand?

  2. Ron Quiggins says

    A couple of other courses had demonstrations which I couldn’t do since I have not upgraded to Logos 7

    • Tyler Smith says

      Thanks for clarifying, Ron. The activities in our Mobile Ed courses are based on the most current version of Logos as of the course’s release. Sometimes that means they may reference features that aren’t available in earlier versions. Since this is a new course, it is based on Logos 7 features. Hope that helps.