In Human Discovery in Genesis 2–3 Dr. Dru Johnson unpacks the stories of Genesis 2 and 3 as interpretive keys for understanding all of Scripture. His analysis of these passages draws on literary aspects of the Hebrew text that he explains in simple, non-technical language to open the meaning of the biblical stories to modern readers. From Johnson’s literary analysis emerges a key paradigm for how to understand the Bible: Whose voice you listen to determines the kinds of actions you’re going to embody, which determine the kinds of things you can know and the kind of people you will become; therefore, it is imperative for the salvation and preservation of humanity to hear and heed the voice of God.
Dru Johnson (Ph.D. University of Saint Andrews–Scotland) is associate professor of biblical and theological studies at The King’s College in New York City. He is currently a research fellow in the Logos Institute at the University of St Andrews (Scotland) and formerly the co-chair for the Hebrew Bible and Philosophy program unit in the Society of Biblical Literature. He has taught in Western Kenya, Guatemala, and Brazil. He is currently ordained in the Evangelical Presbyterian Church and worships at Comunidade Cristã Presbiteriana in Newark, NJ.