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”
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”
Paper Link: https://www.academia.edu/40941687/Christ_and_the_Divine_Council Recently I wrote a paper on Christ’s relationship with the divine council. This paper has changed my view on a lot of things in the Scriptures. For example, one of the things that I discovered is that Jesus’ death “reconciles all things to himself . . . whether things on earth orContinue reading “Christ and 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”
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.
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”
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”