Some of you have asked for a summary of where I disagree with Walton on bara’.  What follows below is an exchange between John Hobbins (another friend of mine and Hebrew scholar) and Walton. My reservations are essentially those that are expressed by Hobbins.

Hobbins vs. Walton

Walton’s response to Hobbins

Here’s something else thrown in: Hobbins on E. van Wolde’s view of bara’.