Apocalyptic Thought in the Scriptures (Complete Series)

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Apocalyptic thought deals with the unseen realm, heaven, angels, demons, afterlife, and much more. While there are parts of the Hebrew Bible (OT) that are written from this perspective, it is largely absent in the Hebrew Bible. However, when we reach the Apostolic Scriptures (NT), suddenly we are confronted with a vastly different perspective where there is a focus upon the kingdom of Heaven, angels, demons, afterlife, the Messiah, and many things that were veiled in the Hebrew Bible. This is not because the NT writers were making up something new, it was simply an unveiling (Greek: apocalypsis) of a different perspective; that of what was occurring simultaneously in the unseen, heavenly realm. In this series we will introduce the key parts of apocalyptic thought in the Scriptures which will help to shed light on some of the differences between the Hebrew Bible and the Apostolic Scriptures.

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4 thoughts on “Apocalyptic Thought in the Scriptures (Complete Series)”

  1. Ryan,

    This is an extraordinary series. Thanks so much! Also, the info on Zoroastrianism text being written after the time of Yeshua answered many questions.

    –Sher Zieve

  2. hector valenzuela

    My understanding of Son’s of G-D came from Michael S Heisers super natural book. I never knew king Saul and king David were called G-D sons. I knew king solomon was adopted by YHWH. Interesting I never saw the connections.

  3. hector valenzuela

    Ryan, Awesome study you have a lot of wisdom. So in genesis 6 When in mentions the Sons of God who is it talking about? I thought it was the fallen angels?

    1. Hi Hector,
      I am glad you are enjoying the study!

      The idea that the “sons of god/God” were fallen angels comes from one of the sections of 1 Enoch, a collection of apocalyptic texts by various authors all under the pseudonym of Enoch around 300 BC. While it may be that Genesis 6 is referring to fallen angels, it is much more likely that it was in fact originally referring to kings taking multiple wives unto themselves and producing many princelings, a class of nobility. This is much more in line with the usage of the term “sons of god/God” prior to the Babylonian exile and the increased influence of apocalyptic thought. However, it is not something that can really be proven either way and so I find it important just to at least understand both perspectives on the matter.

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