The 144,000 Virgins of Revelation

In Revelation 14, Jesus and 144,000 Christians are found standing in God’s presence on Mount Zion. They join God and the other spiritual beings of God’s Heavenly courtroom in singing a beautiful song. It’s there that an interesting note is made about the 144,000: “It is these who have not defiled themselves with women, for…

The Seven Star-Angels of Revelation

When John gets a prophetic glimpse of Jesus, He’s seen holding seven stars in his hand, which John tells us are seven angels. This is actually a pretty easy connection to follow in ancient culture. While it sounds weird to us because we know more of the science behind stars, ancient cultures often understood stars…

Queen Jadis: Descendant of Rebellions

C.S. Lewis was very much into mythology (especially Norse mythology, which somehow led him to work for MI6 for a brief moment). When you become aware of this trait in Lewis, his writing begins to pop all the more. For example, we see that Lewis incorporated both Biblical and Jewish mythology Lewis into one of…

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…

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…