The great dragon of Egypt

June 17, 2018

JUST AS God used the king of Tyre to describe His judgment against the rebel from Eden, the “anointed guardian cherub,” He used the pharaoh of Egypt to describe His judgment against the spirit of chaos, which was represented by the sea monster Leviathan.

Who is like Tyre?

April 29, 2018

Ezekiel’s lament over Tyre wasn’t a simple proclamation against a pagan neighbor of the Israelites, but an already-but-not-yet prophecy that will ultimately be fulfilled just before Armageddon.

A lair of dragons

November 19, 2017

CONDEMNATION AND promise are the themes of Jeremiah’s prophecy against Judah in this week’s Bible study.

Ezekiel, Melqart, and the fall of Babylon

June 17, 2017

Why did John the Revelator prophesy the destruction of the ships of Babylon when Babylon was nowhere near the ocean?

Here’s a clue from Ezekiel: It’s a coded reference to Mount Hermon, the Watchers, and the sin of the Amorites.

Leviathan, Babylon, and the Titans

May 21, 2017

ISAIAH PROPHESIED the fall of Babylon before it had risen. At the time of the prophesies we read this week, Assyria was still the dominant power in the ancient Near East, but the phrase, “Fallen, fallen is Babylon,” was revealed to the prophet anyway.

Praise and faithfulness

November 13, 2016

PRAISE THE Lord! That’s the theme of the Psalms in today’s Old Testament study. We examine a half dozen psalms of praise and find divine council language, making it clear that the psalmists knew that other (small-G) gods existed.

YHWH vs. Hercules

September 2, 2016

Elijah’s showdown on Mt Carmel more interesting than you think

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