Category: ANE Literature

Michael D. Coogan: The Significance of the Rainbow in Genesis

Michael D. Coogan, The Old Testament: A Literary and Historical Introduction to the Hebrew Scriptures, third edition (OUP, 2014), 69. The sign of the covenant between God and Noah and every living creature is “the bow in the clouds” (Gen 9.13). This refers to the… Continue Reading “Michael D. Coogan: The Significance of the Rainbow in Genesis”

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”

Weekly Roundup – 9.7.18

Here are a few good articles, blog posts, and podcasts I’ve been enjoying this week. Twitter user and blogger @bibhistctxt continues his series on ancient Israelite origins with “Israelite Origins: putting away childish things.” In this post, he shows that the various towns that were purportedly destroyed by… Continue Reading “Weekly Roundup – 9.7.18”

Pixels and Papyrus on the Identity of Behemoth

I grew up a Young Earth Creationist who believed, among other things, that humans and dinosaurs walked the planet together. They were probably even on Noah’s ark! Most if not all dinosaurs were present on the Ark, as they were clearly terrestrial creatures.1 But… Continue Reading “Pixels and Papyrus on the Identity of Behemoth”

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”

Digital Hamurabbi Takes Down Hugh Ross

Hugh Ross is a highly educated man. He holds a PhD in astrophysics from the University of Toronto and runs the website Reasons to Believe, a Christian apologetics organization. But while Ross may be quite knowledgeable when it comes to cosmology, his understanding of biblical… Continue Reading “Digital Hamurabbi Takes Down Hugh Ross”

Evangelical Eisegesis: SJ Thomason and “God’s Promises,” part 3

This is the third post in a seven-part series responding to the blog post “And Babylon Will Never Be Inhabited” by pop-apologist S. J. Thomason. You can read the second post here. All Scripture quotations unless otherwise noted are from the New Revised Standard… Continue Reading “Evangelical Eisegesis: SJ Thomason and “God’s Promises,” part 3″

Pinched Off

A while back I was reading through the book of Job when I came across the words of Elihu, Job’s younger friend, that he spoke to the suffering patriarch. The Spirit of God has made me, and the breath of the Almighty gives me… Continue Reading “Pinched Off”