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…

The Giant Clans of the Bible

Goliath is not the only giant mentioned in the Bible. The story of giants is interwoven from the time of Noah all the way to David’s reign and it’s an important element that makes sense of a lot of confusing questions we still ask today. Listen to this episode on the 1208GREENWOOD webpage or by subscribing…

Leviathan & ‘Elim

One of the reasons I would conclude that the Leviathan of the Bible is likely to be a mythical creature is because it has its roots in mythology outside of Israelite religion, and I think its mythical properties can be seen quite well in Job 41—especially when God says that, “When he raises himself up,…

The Mythical Leviathan

One of the reasons I would conclude that Leviathan is likely to be a mythical creature is because its mythical properties can be seen quite well in Job 41—especially when God says that, “When he raises himself up, the mighty are afraid; at the crashing they are beside themselves” (Job 41:25). I’d like to draw…

Elohim

Genesis 3:5 says “For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” However, there’s probably a better way to interpret the Hebrew here—but it requires quite a bit of explanation. Check out the podcast links below to learn more. Check…