WE WEREN’T quite finished after all! Marilyn Abbott, who spotted our oversight of Deuteronomy 9 about six weeks ago, informed us this week that we’d also skipped over three chapters of the Gospel of John. (Thank you again, Marilyn!)
So, today we discuss Jesus’ final meeting with his disciples just before his betrayal in the garden of Gethsemane. This included his promise of the coming of the Holy Spirit, a prophecy of his return from the grave, and his prayer that the Father protect his disciples (and us) from the attacks of those who are in service to the ruler of this world (i.e., Satan).
We also talk about the concept of “the Name,” and we examine the epithet Jesus gave Judas Iscariot, the “son of destruction” (Greek apōleias), and its connection to the god Apollo, who was known to Mesopotamians as Resheph and Nergal, a god of plagues and the gatekeeper of the underworld. It’s not by coincidence that John identified the king of the entities in the Abyss as Apollyon, which is a variant of Apollo.
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