After reading Walton's The Lost World of Genesis One, a popular level work on his revolutionizing idea, I could not wait to read a scholarly level thesis. Genesis 1 as Ancient Cosmology was what I wanted. Detailed, resources, and much more on the case that Genesis 1 is not so much material creations but functional creations. Ancient Near Easterns, unlike their contemporary Greeks or us in modern time, were less concerned with material origins. Reading Genesis 1 in ancient Near Eastern Jews' eyes will bring new light into the most complex passages in the Bible.