Was it written as a myth? @tttallison saw most of the speakers as presenting Genesis as a myth. In going through the video again, I saw another aspect which is worth considering: the point being that the author of Genesis was taking on ANE myths (myths, as a literary genre, can be defined as stories told to convey and reinforce aspects of a culture’s worldview) and turning them on their heads. To the ANE audience, Genesis 1 would have been a radical account of creation unlike anything they were familiar with. In that sense, Genesis 1 can be seen to be a myth-buster to its audience at that time.
Was there really any difference between the ANE myths of 2,000 BC, and the myths of today? They worshipped the sun and the moon, we worship the trees and animals. Voodoo still exists, Worship of Satan still exists. Horoscope divination exists.
How could it be a radical account of creation for the ANE? Both Noah and Shem (According to my calculations) walked the earth in 2,000 BC. The ANE could have been much better informed than we are today. There are many more false premises than true ones.
May God bless you in the study of the Word,