Dr. Vern Poythress recently appeared on Christ the Center with Camden Busey to speak about the hermeneutical issues involved in interpreting Genesis 1–3. How does biblical interpretation relates to contemporary scientific study? Dr. Poythress has written a new book titled Interpreting Eden: A Guide to Faithfully Understanding and Reading Genesis 1–3 (Crossway, 2019). The publisher writes:
Christians have long discussed and debated the first three chapters of the Bible. How we interpret this crucial section of Scripture has massive implications for how we understand the rest of God’s Word and even history itself. In this important volume, biblical scholar Vern Poythress combines careful exegesis with theological acumen to illuminate the significance of Genesis 1–3. In doing so, he demonstrates the sound interpretive principles that lead to true understanding of the biblical text, while also exploring complex topics such as the nature of time, the proper role of science, interpretive literalism, and more.