GOD ARRIVES on the scene to respond to Job’s complaints, and boy, does He bring the thunder. Literally.
Speaking from a whirlwind, which is an image that had been co-opted by the fallen elohim to represent the Mesopotamian storm-god called Addu or Hadad (i.e., Baal). Continue reading
THE LAMENT of Habakkuk and his vision of supernatural war are the focus of this week’s study.
The prophet, who wrote in the second half of the 7th century B.C. (probably 640-615 B.C.), was shown the destruction coming to the kingdom of Judah from Babylon. But he was also given a vision of God’s victories over chaos — Tiamat, represented by the sea (the god Yamm in Canaanite religion) — and the rebel from Eden, along with a promise of “trouble to come upon the people who invade us.”