Tag Archives: Yahweh

My Temple on Mount Zion Conference Presentation (Slides)

The 2014 Temple on Mount Zion Conference in memory of Matthew Brown, held October 25th was an enormous success. It brought together many great minds who took various creative and insightful approaches to the topic of the ancient temple. I was very happy to be a part of it.  For those of you who could […]

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Thou Hast Done Wonderful Things: Further Thoughts on OT Lesson 37

This post is a continuation of the last one — just sharing some further thoughts Sunday School Lesson 37. Isaiah Chapter 25 This chapter begins like many of the psalms, praising the Lord for the great salvific deeds he has performed for the redemption of the house of Israel. Isaiah 25:1 O LORD, thou art […]

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New Margaret Barker Temple Themes Video

Check out my latest video, “Jesus, Yahweh and the Temple, Part II”, continuing my analysis of Margaret Barker’s book, Temple Themes in Christian Worship. This video analyzes Barker’s views on the early Christian identification of Jesus as Yahweh (Jehovah), the God of the Old Testament. The early Christians worshiped God Most High, or God the […]

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New Video: Jesus, Yahweh, and the Temple

I have just posted the following video on YouTube: To see the original Heavenly Ascents post on which this video is based, see here. If you have not yet visited my new YouTube channel, check it out here.

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The Three Men Who Appeared to Abraham: The Godhead, Angels, or Human Beings? (Old Testament Lesson 8)

In Genesis 18, we read that the Lord appeared to Abraham in Mamre, and also, in the same verse, that three “men” visited him.  This has to be one of the most debated passages of all time.  The big question is whether these three were divine beings (and if one of the three was the […]

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They Shall See His Face

Insights from Margaret Barker’s Temple Themes in Christian Worship: Part V After a rather long tangent looking at the suppression of ancient doctrines and ordinances, I now return to my commentary on Margaret Barker’s work on the themes of the First Temple that show up in later Christian beliefs. This post will focus on Chapter […]

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Engraved on the Throne of Glory

Insights from Dr. Andrei Orlov’s “The Face as the Heavenly Counterpart of the Visionary” One of my main intentions when I decided to commence this blog was to share some of the great materials I have come in contact with as I have studied at Marquette University. I have had many great professors in the […]

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Jesus, Yahweh, and the Temple: Part II

Representing the Heavenly on Earth: The Temple We now look at the Temple, the place where Heaven is represented on Earth. Eusebius knew that Moses had built the Tabernacle as an imitation of the visions he had be given on Sinai (Exod 25:8, 40): And Moses himself, having first been thought worthy to view the […]

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