The manuscript for The Great Inception is now in the hands of the editor. I sent if off last night along with the bibliography, so now we’ll see what notes come back.
It feels good to have the project more or less complete; I’d promised to have the manuscript done by the end of the year and I made it with three days to spare. And of course I woke up this morning around 6:00 thinking, “Wait–I should have clarified the link between the ancient Amorites and Hitler!”
And tonight I stumbled onto a new academic paper that supports my theory that the Amorites were more important to history than we’ve been taught. Three massive walls were built in the ancient Near East, on the borders of Sumer, Syria, and Egypt, around the end of the 3rd millennium B.C. Why?
That will have to wait for the next book.
The Great Inception will show that the Bible is a record of a long, supernatural war — mainly by putting the supernatural back into the narrative. It’s become clear to me that we Christians claim to believe in the supernatural realm, but we really don’t. If we did, we’d understand the epic stories of the Bible differently than we do.
For example, the Red Sea crossing was a showdown in the spirit realm, but it’s typically explained to us as a picture of baptism, of pushing forward in the face of intimidating obstacles, or of God’s deliverance of the Israelites from slavery.
Yeah, it is those things. But that’s still only part of the picture. I would argue the lesser part. There was a lot more to it than that. Think of the crossing as a combined smackdown and Babe Ruth-style called shot, a warning to the rebellious fallen angels. There was a reason that God chose that specific place to deliver Israel from Egypt. Ask yourself, why did God tell Moses to turn around and head back toward the Egyptian army?
I’ll keep you posted on the progress of the book. SkyWatchTV will feature a couple programs on it in late February or early March.