The Reversal of Tongues

The Pentecost story has its roots in the Tower of Babel story. For it is here that God shows us once again that He is not just a personal God, nor a national God, but that He is God of all. And as Jesus ascends to the Father and the Father in turn sends the…

The Divine Council

As Christians, we are monotheists—that is to say that we believe that there is only one God and He has created all things both physical and spiritual. However, there’s a disconnect between the way we understand monotheism today and the way the Bible understood monotheism. For us today, it means that God is the only…

Dragon Slayers

The dragon known as Satan in Revelation 12 is not only defeated by the archangel Michael and his angels, but he’s also conquered by the most unexpected of people: the martyrs. Listen to this episode on the 1208GREENWOOD webpage or by subscribing to the 1208PODCAST on iTunes, Spotify, or Google Play. 

Divided Amongst the Sons of God

Many are aware that the Tower of Babel is the Bible’s conception of where languages came from, but many are unaware that there’s another important Biblical narrative going on in this passage; for it’s at this point in the story that God divides the people of Babel up in the most peculiar way. Yes, He…

Tower of Babel: An Ancient Ziggurat

Part of the reason we miss the significance of the Tower of Babel is because we have a strange conception of what the Tower of Babel looked like. Often times we imagine a building stretching high into the clouds, especially since it’s described as “a tower with its top in the heavens” (Ge 11:4). But…