Over at the Patheos blog, Pete Enns has been posting about this short video series by Denis Lamoureux. You’ll recall that Dr. Lamoureux was one of the contributors to the 4 Views on the historical Adam book. His position was “no historical Adam.” He’s an evolutionary creationist.

I think many of you will find this series of interest. I’ve watched the first four videos, but have posted the entire series of six here. None of them are very long and they’re pretty clear. He does a good job showing some of the artificiality of the genealogies without getting too technical. I say “artificial” in the sense that biblical genealogies were not constructed for the same reasons that we construct genealogies. There’s often some sort of theological messaging to them. The videos do a good job of highlighting some of the features that make this evident.

Part 1: Introduction: The Bible and Genealogies

Part 2: Genealogies of Jesus (handout that accompanies the video)

Part 3: Background to Genealogies of Genesis (handout that accompanies the video)

Part 4: Genealogies of Hebrew Patriarchs: Gen 5 and 11 (handout that accompanies the video)

Part 5: Adam and the Biblical Genealogies

Part 6: Conclusion: The Bible and Genealogies