I’ve made a survey using the online survey service, SurveyMonkey.com. I want to see what you all want me to do after eschatology is done (likely in a couple of weeks). Here’s the link to the survey (one question):
- Biblical Studies
- Fringe History
- Join Community
Took the survey.
I will just throw this out there. I would love to see you do a series of posts on an overview of things that the divine council impacts. I’ve been reading up on it of late (got a copy of t mullein’s book as well as the related R. Cliffords “The holy mountain.”) I know that you’ve mentioned the head covering stuff in corinthians having in impact on this stuff.
Parsing some of what is taught in regards to spiritual warfare would be of help too. Sort of “What the text will and will not accomodate.” type of thing.
To be honest, everything you write I read. Even though I may not agree with it, at least its tightly coherent, and comes from a learned position, that seems to seek the truth above all else.
Whatever you do I’m sure will be good, so those are my suggestions.
I may do the divine council at some point.
that should read
” I know that the divine council stuff has some impact and potentially lends some light on the head covering stuff in the letter to the corinthians.”
How about a look into the ANE cosmology motifs of the book of Revelations.
A look at heaven will we be up there playing harps on our own clouds or will have jobs to do in the new earth helping and ruling with Christ, as the new sons of God ? (Biblical look at what the future holds for believers.)
i’ll echo Tom sentiments also with regards to the Divine Council.
that would have to have a long lead. That’s the stuff I’m on now in the last two chapters of my book. A lot of groundwork has to be laid to make that comprehensible. (But it’s very cool).
I echo the divine council idea.
Im ok with my answer in the survey or the divine council motifs, although you’re upcoming book will have that stuff. So I would suggest something that you will never write about elsewhere.
Even thoough I voted for the creation option , I would like to see something that has been looked at yet .
I would to read whatever topic you choose to present. I have always been interested in the Sacred Name Movement and how they have come to their position on the names Yahweh and Yahshua. Of course there are so many variations. Maybe something in this area?
Couldn’t the new testament writers read Hebrew? That’s a question I’ve always had. Ever been around church people, and mention “sons of God” and been told there’s no such thing? Ever passed along a link to MSH’s blog to your pastor (who wants to get to know you and study the bible together) and instead of sharing ideas you get asked to leave the church? Many of the faithful are very nervous and understanding this bridge/gap between OT/NT seems to me to have a lot of value. Especially for MSH readers? Even once understanding the other side of the mountain is to present it in a setting where everyone thinks the bible is going to blow up at any second is another matter.
Question #2 of the survey is spot on. But I really do enjoy all topics.
On reading Hebrew: Matthew certainly could, and of course Paul. That’s just over half the NT right there. Jude and John were Jewish, but not “trained” in terms of a “white collar” profession, but they remain a possibility. The writer of Hebrews is iffy (depends on the authorship issue). Luke was a Gentile, so no reason to believe he could. Most of the NT is therefore covered by a sure writer and possible writer of Hebrew. Now for your questions:
1. Ever been around church people, and mention sons of God and been told theres no such thing? Answer: yes, but usually it’s just a blank stare.
2. Ever passed along a link to MSHs blog to your pastor (who wants to get to know you and study the bible together) and instead of sharing ideas you get asked to leave the church? Answer: No — I was jettisoned by fundamentalism because I wasn’t militant and asked too many other questions. I discovered the divine council later in life. My pastor finds it fascinating.
Oh, would I have stories for you.
>Oh, would I have stories for you.
That comment made my day. 🙂
Aww man you referred me to the book when i asked you about the Tribe of Dan last time, now again (assuming you comment is a response to me). This book is going to be Huge.
Will there be any perks for the Naked Bible faithful like making it available to us before general release ? i canny wait. 🙂
not sure what you are referring to – refresh my memory. I can give you a book title and an article reference on the Dan thing if you like — and we may get to that before the Genesis thing anyway.
Yes please Re: Tribe of Dan article
I think i was asking about why the Rabbis of yesteryear had a bad view of the tribe of Dan in reference to a midrash on Ameleck and Dan. Also how they relate in a Eschatology sense with them being painted as the bad guys/guy by the Rabbi’s. I think their Jewishness was part of it also ? cant remember.
Anyway the article/book title would be much appreciated. But i can wait if you want to get to it before the Genesis thing.
email me for it if you can’t wait! The book is expensive and technical, but it’s the best thing on this there is: “Understanding Dan: An Exegetical Study of a Biblical City, Tribe, and Ancestor” by Mark Bartusch, Journal for the Study of the Old Testament Supplement Series 379 (Sheffield Academic Press, 2003). The article is technical, too, as basically nothing on this is written about in popular eschatological stuff (familiar refrain there).