Rahab and the Rephaim

January 19, 2020

A DRAGON in the Bible? Yes! And we see it here in the Book of Job. What’s more, we see a connection between this primordial enemy of God and the spirits of the Nephilim.

Friends become accusers

January 12, 2020

JOB’S FRIENDS grow increasingly accusatory as we go through the book. This week, we hear the final speeches of Zophar and Eliphaz, who have gone from gently reminding Job that God punishes the wicked to accusing their miserable, suffering friend of mistreating the poor, widowed, and homeless!

‘I know that my Redeemer lives’

December 15, 2019

JOB’S UNDERSTANDING of the afterlife was a reflection of the culture around him. But even with that, Job knew that his Redeemer lived, “and at the last he will stand upon the earth.”

‘Miserable comforters’

December 8, 2019

JOB CONTINUES his lament this week, openly wishing that he could hide in Sheol until God’s anger was past. In response, Eliphaz the Temanite accuses Job of guilt, asserting that God only punishes the wicked — something that we know is true, but judgment doesn’t always happen when we want it.

Worthless physicians

November 24, 2019

JOB FINALLY vents, declaring that he must speak freely since his effort to forget his complaint has failed. In chapter 10, Job addresses God in forceful language, accusing Him of being unjust and demanding answers for his suffering.

Am I the sea-god or a dragon?

November 17, 2019

JOB REPLIES to the rebuke of Eliphaz and brings up some interesting points for our study this week. While admitting that God is just and all-powerful, the suffering Job still maintains that his complaints are justified.

The Sons of Resheph

November 10, 2019

WE SEE the divine council worldview in the ongoing discourse of Eliphaz the Temanite, as he mentions the “Holy Ones,” an epithet used elsewhere in the Old Testament for the Watchers (Daniel 4:13, 17).

The Satan

October 27, 2019

JOB HAS become a symbol for patient suffering in the face of overwhelming adversity, but there’s a lot more to his story than that.

The descendants of Shem

October 20, 2019

AFTER THE construction of Tower of Babel, the descendants of Noah spread across the earth. This week, we discuss the descendants of Shem, since it’s from his line that the Lord brought forth His Messiah.

Babel

September 8, 2019

THE TOWER of Babel was not at Babylon. It was at a place that was at least as important in the spiritual sense: Eridu.

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