The last section of Isaiah 14 appears to refer to nation-states, specifically Babylon and Assyria. What I’m about to propose is something new: I suggest that the entire chapter is directed at those nations and the entity worshiped as the father of their gods: “I will rise up against them,”
Enlil was the chief god of Mesopotamia for more than a thousand years. His “reign” began with the rise of the Akkadian empire in the twenty-fourth century BC. But if we look farther back in history, we may find another hint at this god’s arrogance and a very clear message from God that he will not be allowed out of the abyss before the appointed time.
Tyler Gilreath, pastor of Gulf Shores Church of Christ, joins us to discuss his new book Gospel Over Gods: Jesus Christ, the Fallen Angels, and the Supernatural War of the Bible. He explains why we can’t fully understand spiritual warfare unless we understand the impact of the sons of God from Genesis 6 and the Tower of Babel (Genesis 11:1–9) in addition to the fall of Adam and Eve.
Dr. Doug Hamp, senior pastor of The Way Congregation in Lakewood, Colorado, joins us to continue our discussion of his new book Corrupting the Image II: Hybrids, Hades, and the Mount Hermon Connection.
IT’S EITHER the world’s oldest temple or the world’s oldest astronomical observatory, depending on which expert you ask. Dr. Judd Burton, Director of the Institute of Biblical Anthropology, joins us to explain why he believes the evidence at Gobekli Tepe suggests the influence of the powerful angels called the Watchers.
NIMROD GETS a bad rap. Or maybe too much credit. Doug Woodward, author of Rebooting the Bible, Part 2, joins us for a discussion of just one chapter in his new book, and he explains why he believes Nimrod had nothing to do with Babel—but his father, Cush, did.