Tag: apocalyptic

The Book of Enoch (1 Enoch)

Angels coming to earth and marrying women; giant offspring who become evil spirits on the earth; visions of the heavenly realm and the complex working of the universe; warnings of imminent judgment: the Book ofContinue reading

4 Ezra

The severity of the blow of the destruction of Jerusalem by the Romans in 70 CE to Israel is hard to overstate. How could YHWH have yet again delivered His people over to their enemies?Continue reading

The 1 Enoch Conundrum

Christians strongly believe that what Paul says in 2 Timothy 3:16-17 is true: Every scripture inspired of God is also profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for instruction which is in righteousness. That theContinue reading

Daniel

What would come of Israel in exile? How would God’s people live among potential adversaries in a pagan land? What did God have in store for His people and the land? Through Daniel’s experiences andContinue reading

The Dragon, the Beasts, and the Lamb

Revelation 11:13-18 would seem to make a perfect ending for John’s vision: the Judgment has been accomplished, and God reigns over all. Nevertheless, John continues to see many fantastic images, even more puzzling and bizarreContinue reading

The Old Testament Pseudepigrapha

During the few hundred years before and after the birth of Jesus there was a great amount of literary activity among the Israelites. Some writers described events taking place in their own time and beforehand.Continue reading

Introducing Revelation

Perhaps no book of the Bible is as controversial as the book of Revelation. For the past two thousand years believers have been amazed, astounded, and often rather confused by all the pictures and imagesContinue reading

Origins and Apocalypses

He hath made everything beautiful in its time: also he hath set eternity in their heart, yet so that man cannot find out the work that God hath done from the beginning even to theContinue reading