Christ and the Divine Council: Part 2

The Death of the Incarnate Son When Jesus took upon him the form of a servant, he shattered every conceivable norm in the DC. Yahweh was already function as an angel when he took a further step down and became “lower than the אלהים/αγγελοι” (Ps 8:5; Heb 2:7). He was made a man and becameContinue reading “Christ and the Divine Council: Part 2”

Christ and the Divine Council: Part 1

The concept of angels is much deeper than most Christians realize. The New Testament writers used αγγελος to refer to a class of beings known in the Old Testament as אלהים or gods. For example, Hebrews 1:6 says, “Let all the αγγελοι of God worship [Christ].” Psalm 97:7 says, “Worship [Yahweh], all you אלהים.” ThisContinue reading “Christ and the Divine Council: Part 1”

Psalm 58: The Failure of the Divine Council

I wrote a commentary on Psalm 58, which is pretty in-depth. If you’re not into technical Hebrew, just skip to the end where I summarize the psalm. Check it out here! Psalm 58 combines all that makes Hebrew poetry hard: ellipses, rare words, confusing syntax, vague analogies, and imprecations. Yet, even in this muddle, theContinue reading “Psalm 58: The Failure of the Divine Council”

Symposium Interview: Judson Green and the Divine Council

Today, my buddy and I interview Judson Greene, a friend of mine at BJU. He wrote the papers on YHWH and the divine council that I read earlier this year.

Christ and the Divine Council

This week, I’m launching into something new inspired by Judson’s paper. His paper was all about bringing the data of the divine council into the area of systematic theology. Specifically, he explored how it effected the area of Theology Proper. In my reading and research this summer, I took this as a model for exploringContinue reading “Christ and the Divine Council”

YHWH in His Council

In this podcast, we explore how God interacts with His council. The content actually is a paper written by Judson Greene who is studying for his Masters in Biblical Languages and Literature. The paper is a little dense, so if you have problems understanding it, don’t worry. I ended up reading it about 4 orContinue reading “YHWH in His Council”

Did Angels Marry Women? How Early Christians Answered This Question

Link to the show at freshgroundtheology.com In this podcast, we begin our journey into the much disputed passage: Genesis 6:1-4. Since there is so much data on this passage, I’ve actually split it up into a three part mini-series. Episode four will discuss Christian interpretations of this passage. Episode five will discuss ANE texts relatingContinue reading “Did Angels Marry Women? How Early Christians Answered This Question”

The Origin of the Gods

Welcome back. This week, we are continuing our venture into what the Bible says about the supernatural. This is a continuation of the series YHWH: God of the Gods. In this episode, we are going to answer the question: where did the gods come from? We will start with a short story from Phoenicia thatContinue reading “The Origin of the Gods”

YHWH: God of the Gods

This is a brand new series for my podcast! Gathering feed back from my last series, I’ve tried to up my energy level in my recording and I’ve tried to add some extra stories to make it more interesting. This series will explore the gods of the ancient world in relation to the Old Testament.Continue reading “YHWH: God of the Gods”