Category: ANE Cosmology

Invasion of the Bible Snatchers: Ray Comfort’s ‘Scientific Facts in the Bible’ – The Roots of the Mountains

To see other posts in this series, please go to the series’ page. If your upbringing was anything like mine, every Sunday morning, come rain or shine (but not blizzards), you were sitting in Sunday school hearing stories from the Bible. One of the many… Continue Reading “Invasion of the Bible Snatchers: Ray Comfort’s ‘Scientific Facts in the Bible’ – The Roots of the Mountains”

Invasion of the Bible Snatchers – Ray Comfort’s ‘Scientific Facts in the Bible’ – In the Beginning

To see other posts in this series, please go to the series’ page. Among the most memorable and iconic verses from the King James Bible is the one with which it begins: “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth” (Genesis 1:1). Other… Continue Reading “Invasion of the Bible Snatchers – Ray Comfort’s ‘Scientific Facts in the Bible’ – In the Beginning”

My Conversation with Jackson Wheat

This morning I had the privilege of being interviewed by Jackson Wheat, a YouTuber and student of evolutionary theory, on a variety of subjects related to the Bible including the days of Genesis, the birth narratives in Matthew and Luke, Leviathan, henotheism, and more.… Continue Reading “My Conversation with Jackson Wheat”

Invasion of the Bible Snatchers: Ray Comfort’s ‘Scientific Facts in the Bible’ – Hanging on Nothing

To see other posts in this series, please go to the series’ page. In the previous installment of “Invasion of the Bible Snatchers” you were introduced to Ray Comfort and his book Scientific Facts in the Bible. As we saw in that post, his first example… Continue Reading “Invasion of the Bible Snatchers: Ray Comfort’s ‘Scientific Facts in the Bible’ – Hanging on Nothing”

Steven DiMattei: Creation ‘Ex Nihilo’ a Foreign Concept

Steven DiMattei, Genesis 1 and the Creationism Debate: Being Honest to the Text, Its Author, and His Beliefs (Wipf & Stock, 2016), 10-11. In general terms, then, the authors and cultures of these ancient Near Eastern creation myths, Genesis 1 included, did not conceive of… Continue Reading “Steven DiMattei: Creation ‘Ex Nihilo’ a Foreign Concept”

Michael D. Coogan: Genesis 1:2 and Enuma Elish

Michael D. Coogan, The Old Testament: A Historical and Literary Introduction to the Hebrew Scriptures, third edition (OUP, 2014), 38. The second verse of Genesis seems to allude to the battle between the storm god and the primeval sea, found in Enuma Elish and in other… Continue Reading “Michael D. Coogan: Genesis 1:2 and Enuma Elish”

Pixels and Papyrus on Ancient Israelite Cosmology

Thanks to some of my Christian friends on Twitter I came across the YouTube channel pixels and papyrus. On that channel you will find some fantastic videos, including a very illuminating one on Leviathan as well as one on behemoth. Just recently, pixels and papyrus posted… Continue Reading “Pixels and Papyrus on Ancient Israelite Cosmology”