12/5 – PPH – Fall Back To Genesis (Continued)

This past Monday, 12/5, we journeyed a bit further in our “Fall Back To Genesis” on the Preterist Power Hour. We moved into Genesis chapter 2, specifically talking through verses 4-8. You can review the podcast at the following YouTube link, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJzTLXYDyCs

You can also find our more exhaustive resource at the following link, https://powerofpreterism.wordpress.com/2022/10/05/falling-back-to-genesis/


v. 4 – cf. Genesis 1:1; Jeremiah 4 – beginning anew after desolation

(Day 1 recapitulation)

v. 5-6 – cf. Genesis 1:2- 8 – desolate; Canaan prior to Israel being brought there 

(Days 2 recapitulation) 

v.7 – “dust” – land, ground; Israel out of the land ; Creation of the nation

(Day 3 recapitulation-  Genesis 1:9 – 14 

cf. Gen. 3:19

https://mianogonewild.wordpress.com/2015/10/09/man-of-dust-genesis-ancient-near-eastern-origins/

v. 8–  Eden existed prior to Adam; God planted a garden in Eden;

“Eden is the throne, Nod becomes the seat. (Waters)” – Dallas Koblyka 

Rev. 22 imagery of the water flowing from the Temple 

Cf. Noah discussion (on the podcast) 

Cf. Song of Sol 4-5 (Garden); Isaiah 5 – a vineyard; Ezekiel 31 – garden imagery


Entering into God’s Garden (Tim Martin sermons series)https://timmartinteaches.wordpress.com/2022/04/14/1st-sermon-upload/

Tim has said, “The garden is the Adam’s just being born” (building upon what he had previously noted about the story we are reading being ‘a maturity story’).


Consider the following YouTube series by Dallas Koblyka, as mentioned on PPH, at Better Understanding the Bible on Youtube: 

Kingdom of Eden – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yc2Bsrfqpww&list=PL37uEO3Uw9GLIh7eXUTosMZuUi9q3kqcP

The Covenant Template – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nojG3ph2PAw&list=PL37uEO3Uw9GJr09o6Ta13NuZ4nQXMH6pf


Regarding our discussion about ‘Eden’, 

“Like the garden of Eden, the temple is a place where humans are in the presence of God, and its interior is filled with images of sacred trees and cherubim. Not only are the doors and walls of the temple carved with trees and cherubim, but two massive cherubim guard the Ark of the Covenant in the temple’s inner sanctum, corresponding to the cherubim in Eden “who guard the way to the tree of life (Genesis 3:24)”. The Eden symbolism of the temple suggests, as Jon Levenson writes, “That the temple, was in fact, a paradise.”

Dallas also provided the following link to contribute to that, https://www.hebrewversity.com/deeper-hebrew-meaning-garden-eden/

Of course, look for more information about and discussion around the Garden of Eden as we continue our Fall Back to Genesis on the Preterist Power Hour. 


This Friday, at 10:30, our next scheduled session, we will have opportunity to hear from and talk with Bible teacher, author, and preacher Frank Febus on “Covenant Creation” and insights regarding where we are at in our study. Look Frank Febus up on Amazon, as well as YouTube to gain access to some of his resources. 

11/29 – Falling Back To Genesis w/JL Vaughn

On 11/29/22, we had JL Vaughn visit with us on the podcast to join us as we “Fall Back To Genesis”. 

You can review the podcast at the following YouTube link, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1f8dvGsD7E


2 resources we had made available to ready others for this interview were

Genesis & Preterism w/JL Vaughn (Feb. 2022) 

https://powerofpreterism.wordpress.com/2022/02/11/preterist-genesis-creation/

JL Vaughn on “Covenant Creation (Aug. 2022 Spirit & Life Lectures) 

https://www.facebook.com/john.watson.967806/videos/593036922489797/


Jeff took us back to his lecture at the 2022 Spirit & Life Lectures. You can download his Powerpoint Presentation below. 


JL Vaughn not only explained that, The only heaven and earth that Moses talked about came from Genesis 1”, he also detailed that “Adam’s sion was the first imputed sin”. Bible texts such as Exodus 18, Isa. 43:27, Hosea 6:7, Romans 5 and Romans 12, as well as 2 Peter 3 were all brought into the discussion. 

The Apostle John – His Exile & Martyrdom 

Notes compiled by Michael Miano


I am very much indebted to Ed Stevens and his book, The Final Decade Before The End. While disagreeing with some of his conclusions, his work of putting together the chronology and history of the New Testament writings and the 1st century, has served as foundational to my continued studies. 

Yesterday, in two separate places, I heard conversations regarding the exile and death of the Apostle John. In The Final Decade Before The End, Stevens offers some important insights to consider in that discussion. 

Apr. 62 – John exiled to Patmos 

“John was probably exiled to Patmos as a result of Ananus II’s arrest of “James and some of his companions” (see, Josephus, Antiquities. 20:200 (20.9.1). The book of Revelation was evidently written sometime very soon after this, after April 62 and before July 64 when some of the signs predicted in Revelation began to occur (e.g., the Neronic persecution)”. 

“It is no great surprise that Ananus II would have sent John into exile rather than have him executed, since John tells us in his gospel that he was personally “known to the High Priest” Ananus b. Seth (John 18:15-16) who was the father of Ananus II that arrested “James and some of his companions”. This relationship between John and the family of Ananus evidently spared John’s life by allowing him to be exiled rather than killed”. 

Fall 64 – John’s martyrdom 

“Apostle John was “killed by the Jews” (most likely in the Neronic persecution ), according to Papias (Papias 5:5; 6:3 in the “Fragments of Papias”). Since the Island of Patmos was a Roman-controlled exile island, it does not seem to be likely that John was killed by Jews there. It is more likely that he would have been released from Patmos and resettled in nearby Ephesus where the Jews would have easily had access to him, and there are traditions which would suggest this”. 

“Whether on Patmos, or in Ephesus, we can be sure that the outbreak of the Neronic persecution in late Summer and early Fall of AD 64 would have proven fatal for the apostles like Peter, Paul, and John. The Jews would have taken full advantage of this Roman persecution to settle old scores against the Christians. Papias said that the Apostle John was “killed by the Jews”, just as Jesus had predicted in Matt. 20:23 and Mark 10:39. That would fit the tradition that he died in Ephesus at the hands of the Jews there, who used the Neronic persecution as their authority to kill John). 


Resources: 

Ed Stevens book review – https://powerofpreterism.wordpress.com/2015/10/07/book-review-final-decade-before-the-end-by-mr-ed-stevens/

11/14 – PPH w/ Dallas Kobylka 

On November 14th, 2022 we interviewed Dallas Kobylka from Better Understanding the Bible on YouTube on the Preterist Power Hour. You can review our interview at the following link, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmZXWEsfxIE


Here is a link to Dallas’ YouTube channel – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC48Y1F6Qv7Z3NXWZLYakd5A


Dallas has been a blessing and has edified many of us as we have continued to “Fall Back To Genesis” on the Preterist Power Hour. You can find our ongoing resource regarding our study through Genesis at the following link, https://powerofpreterism.wordpress.com/2022/10/05/falling-back-to-genesis/


In sharing his testimony and growth in knowing and understanding the Biblical narrative, Dallas mentioned a few resources:

11/7 – PPH w/Stacy Turbeville

On November 7th, 2022 we welcomed Stacy Turbeville to the Preterist Power Hour for an interview. He shared his testimony, a bit about himself, and details about his recent debate with Sam Frost, and more. Consider reviewing that interview at the following link, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzjEyRUNyh4&t=5s


You can review Stacy’s debate with Sam Frost regarding Full Preterism at the following link, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQ56UCrpuQQ


Some other debates of Stacy Turbeville’s: 

W/ Kent Hovind – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnRTbytHdnU

W/ Justen Simpton – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNC5QATcquk

W/ Joshua Gibbs – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gd_iJ0h1_Ts


Michael Miano also mentioned debating Sam Frost, twice. 


Check out Preterist Voice Magazine! 

10/23 – PPH w/Nick Laskow

Recently we were able to interview and talk with Nick Laskow regarding his testimony in Christ and how he came to understand, and now defend, Full Preterism. You can review our Preterist Power Hour with him at the following link, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDz5lE2dgkc


You can watch the public discussion on AD 70 that we talked about on the Circle of Life at the following link – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nm_oKFd-SRc


Some resources that were mentioned during the podcast are below: 

Review of T.J. Smith’s book on the parables of Jesus 

(1) – https://mianogonewild.wordpress.com/2018/02/26/tj-smiths-kingdom-come-a-must-read/

(2) – https://mianogonewild.wordpress.com/2019/03/16/tj-smiths-kingdom-come-review-of-wed-night-study/

Fulfilled! Magazine

https://www.fulfilledcg.com/Magazine/fulfilled-magazine.htm

Preterist Voice Magazine 

https://fulfilledmedia.com/

#ThrowbackThursdays – Baisden/ Miano Debate – “Water Baptism”
https://mianogonewild.wordpress.com/2021/12/03/water-baptism-debate-baisdenmianodebate-mianobaisdendebate/

Pastor Miano on God’s Past Judgement

https://mianogonewild.wordpress.com/2018/07/23/884/

10/17 – PPH Resources & Links

On today’s podcast of the Preterist Power Hour we talked through a few resources, to which I will share links and info, mentioned some recent debates, and continued our Fall Back To Genesis. You can listen to today’s podcast at the following link, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmAuf0PrlxY


8th Day L.I.F.E. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a087DfM9j8s


Turbeville – Frost Debate https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQ56UCrpuQQ


Nick Lasco debatehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nm_oKFd-SRc


#ThrowbackThursday – 2022 Victorious Eschatology Conference

Recently, Dr. Lynn Hiles, whom we have had as a guest on the Preterist Power Hour, was the keynote speaker at the Victorious Eschatology Conference hosted in Peculiar, Missouri. 

Dr. Hiles on Preterist Power Hour https://powerofpreterism.wordpress.com/2022/03/31/preterist-power-hour-w-dr-lynn-hiles/

Dr. Hiles also mentioned J.D. King (whom we may have as a guest on PPH in the near future) and Dr. John Noe whom we have had as a guest before. You can review our discussion with him at the following link, https://powerofpreterism.wordpress.com/2022/03/11/3-11-preterist-power-hour-w-dr-john-noe-podcast-resources/


Here are the 4 conference sessions from the Victorious Eschatology Conference

(1) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YjoDRyU7My4

(2) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cS9H2F3DeFA

(3) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LQk_hCaXH4

(4) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtvWl4ze-hc


Notes: 

During the recent Victorious Eschatology Conference, speaking on John 3:16, Dr. Lynn Hiles said, “Say this with me: ‘He believes Eternal Life includes going to heaven when you die’…You see it’s much bigger than going to heaven when you die”. 

Speaking about the Last Days, Dr. Lynn Hiles says, “I am going to show you historically, how is is absolutely, piece by piece, fulfilled. And we will deal with some stuff that I think is future. But what I think is yet future is only predicated, or based on the fact, that He has already delivered to us everything pertaining to life and Godliness. We haven’t walked in all that we have…We are waiting on a whole lot of stuff we ought to be walking in”. 

FALLing Back To Genesis

“The failure of the Church to properly categorize the Genesis creation account (Genesis chapters 1-3) as a covenant creation gives further evidence to our confusion regarding identifying wickedness. In the midst of a wicked chaotic creation, God establishes a people for Himself (or in a more theological manner we say He covenanted with His people). It is this covenant creation, which comes to be known as Israel, that is given the glory and responsibility of being God’s image on earth. His people will bear His name. We read of Adam’s fall from grace wherein he ate of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil and therefore suffers death. From that point forward, death characterized God’s covenant people and the wickedness was seen as an inherent issue.” – Michael Miano, Wicked

On the Preterist Power Hour we are ‘Falling Back to Genesis’.

10/ 3 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JQX2Q1Sqt0

10/7 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDYPmQVecqI&t=1801s

10/10 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZ27LsYi94Q

10/14 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DvPPCQwVxZA

10/17 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmAuf0PrlxY

10/21 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAe7JUMhNGo

10/24/ – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICLt1xfltyc

10/28 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPfaJnjZdQ8

10/31 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WHzY_e8TVJs

11/4 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Brfxzw6p9HU

11/7 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOIJm9_TcY4

11/9 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GVSvyj0G_E

11/11 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuDjU06T7ZE

11/18 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mY0qomEH6wk

11/21 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4U-KfgZVfM

11/27 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDkJXLuZqUc

12/2 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtowEMcawwU

12/5 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJzTLXYDyCs


Consider the host of resources below already put together for your edification: 

Intro to Covenant Creation – https://mianogonewild.wordpress.com/2017/05/03/intro-to-covenant-creation/


Preterist & Genesis 
(Interviews, discussions, and resources from Jeff Vaughn, Tim Martin, Randal Nuss) 

https://powerofpreterism.wordpress.com/2022/02/11/preterist-genesis-creation/

https://powerofpreterism.wordpress.com/2022/02/23/continuing-conversation-study-of-preterism-genesis/


Tim Martin Teaches

https://powerofpreterism.wordpress.com/2022/02/17/tim-teach-us-preterism-genesis-creation/

TimMartinTeaches.wordpress.com 


Hairy Ticks covered the topic of Genesis and beginnings for a while
In June 2022, Michael Miano was on the HairyTicks Variety Show to share about Covenant Creation 

https://mianogonewild.wordpress.com/2022/06/24/hairyticks-covenant-creation-presentation/


Elvin Israel’s book – The Circumcision & Uncircumcision of Genesis 1: The Mysteries Of The Garden Revealed

https://www.amazon.com/Circumcision-Uncircumcision-Genesis-Mysteries-Revealed/dp/B09VWN1FGQ


Jeff Vaughn presented at the 2022 “Spirit & Life Lectures” 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfcCEVUcIOk


Better Understanding The Bible

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC48Y1F6Qv7Z3NXWZLYakd5A


Genesis 1 

We are “Chasing after an informed reading of Genesis”. 

  • Genre of literature  
  • Biblical narrative
  • Rabbinical literature and study (pars hats & haftorah)
  • Prophetic, Apocalyptic – “beasts of the field” cf. Isaiah 56 
  • Prophets as lawyers/ Genesis – Legal information 
    (Beyond Creation Science; TimMartinTeaches.Wordpress.com; Better Understanding The Bible) 
  • Genre of literature 

We note Genesis as; 

  • ANE “Temple Text” (liturgical, covenantal, defining) 
  • Polemic, apologetic, declaration 
  • “Beginning” – a covenant story, ancestral 

Resources for further study: 

http://dstoner.net/Genesis_Context/Context.html

https://mianogonewild.wordpress.com/2016/08/17/genesis-1-detailed/

https://mianogonewild.wordpress.com/2018/02/01/outlining-the-creation-account-genesis-chapters-1-3/

https://mianogonewild.wordpress.com/2017/01/06/authentic-spirituality-through-the-lens-of-genesis-chapter-1/

https://www.academia.edu/9695120/A_Must_Read_The_Ancestral_Story_of_the_Image_of_God_

https://alhatorah.org/Creation_Accounts_in_the_Ancient_Near_East

https://www.reenactingtheway.com/blog/genesis-1-creation-of-a-cosmic-temple



Study Notes from Genesis 1 – 2:4

Contextual – Audience repentance (social & theological atmosphere) 

Usage through the Law of Moses (outworking in the narrative) 

“Covenant template: – Genesis 1 – Dallas 

v. 1. 

“In the beginning”

The beginning of what – ? 

“God”

Elohim (the gods) 

‘Bara’ – create; modern scholarship 

Functional/ non-functional – Dr. John Walton

“Covenant community”; “fruitfulness” 

“heaven and earth”
cf. Genesis 2:4; 22:17; 37; Lev. 26:14-20; Duet. 4:7; 30:19; 31:30-32:1; Isa. 1:12; 13:1-13; Jer. 4:22, 28; Hosea. 2:21; Joel 3:16; Haggai 2:21

Matt. 5:16-18; 24:3-6, 19-20; 2 Peter 3; Rev. 21 

Temples build as “heaven, earth, and sea” 

v. 2 – “the earth”; (land) 

Tohu va bohu, darkness, deep, waters;  “the depreciated state” – Dallas 

Job 26:7; Isa. 34:11; 45:18;Jer. 4:23; Deut. 32:10; Ps. 104:30 

Spirit, moving over

Notes: 

The Liturgy of Creation 

Mechanical Translation of the Torah 

——————————

v. 3 -4  – “light”; the light was good; separated light from darkness”

cf. John 1; 1 Thess. 5 

Exodus 19; Gal 3.; 2 Cor. 3-5; Ps. 119; Rev. 21 

“Light out of darkness” 

v. 5 – ‘evening and morning’, day one  – declaration 

(Without sun, moon, and stars?1?!!? How? ) 

v. 6 – 8 – ‘firmament’,/ expanse; heavens; 

 separated waters above and below – ANE cosmology; heavens; day two – establishment 

Order, rulership; “A place for Himself (God)”; 2 different sections of waters  (life, death) 

v. 9 – 10 – waters below the heavens and “dry land”; “earth” and “seas”; 

“It was good” ; Ps. 65:7; Isa. 17:12; Genesis 10; Acts 17; Daniel 9:26; Rev. 17:15; Jer. 46:7-8

Edward highlighted the prophetic  (No more sea) 

Zack mentioned the ANE floods, agriculture, etc. 

(Dallas’ resources) 

Dvision symbols; designation of covenant 

Temple construction, God is building a building (“the sea”; brazen laver) 

“In one place” 

v. 11-13 – “earth sprout vegetation” – plants, seeds, trees, fruit

“It was good” 

Parable of the Sower 

“Men walking as trees” 

“Man is like grass” 

Day three – 

cf.  Isa. 1:1-3; Jer. 5:24-25 
Isa. 44:1- 4 

v. 14 – 19

“Earth was unformed and unfilled” 

“Darkness on the sea” 

Day Four – designations, more ordering – heavens/ Taberncale, Temple

  • “Lights in the expanse of the heavens”; “to separate the day from the night”
  • “Let them be for signs, for seasons, days and years”
  • “Two great lights” – greater light day/ lesser light to rule the night 
  • “He made the stars also”; “to give light on earth” (notice not to the seas)
    (Those who had access to the Temple)
    cf. Isa. 45:7; Romans 13:11-12; 1 Thess. 5; Revelation 21:25; 22:5

    Lamps in the Temple (Zack brought up); oil carried the flame 

cf. Ecc. 3:1; Gal. 4:4; Matthew 24; “from the foundation of the world” (Mathew 25)

v. 20 – 23

Day Five – ordering, filling of seas and heavens 

  • “Let the waters teem with swarms of living creatures; (Gentiles) 
  • “let the birds fly above the earth, heavens” (special water creatures) 
  • “Great sea monsters”
  • “Be fruitful and multiply” 

Water – judgement, blessing
cf. Jonah 2:1 – 8; Jer. 27:1-9; Hosea 4:1-3; Book of Daniel; Revelation 18 

Genesis 1:20 – Septuagint vs. Masoretic text 

v. 24 – 31 

Day Six 

  • Let the earth bring forth living creatures – cattle, creeping things, beasts
    cf. Lev. 20:24-26; Numbers 23:19; Hosea 2:18; 6:7; Isa. 43:27-28 Jeremiah 4:23-25; Job 36:24-25, 28; Ps. 8:4; Acts 10:12-24, 28
  • “Let us make man in our image, according to our likeness,…”rule over” 
  • v. 27 – created them in His image; male and female (cf. Col. 1:15-20)
  • “Be fruitful and multiply” – fill and rule 
    cf. Gen. 1:22, 28; 8:17; 9:1, 17; 17:20; 28:3; 35:11; Lev. 26:9
  • v. 29 – “Behold I have given you…”
  • v. 30 – “every green plant for food”

“The land of Adam”; Tree language 

The Ancestral Story of the Image of God 

https://www.academia.edu/9695120/A_Must_Read_The_Ancestral_Story_of_the_Image_of_God_

“In Adam”; Narrative Theology, and Covenant Creation. (2018)

https://www.facebook.com/pastor.mike.miano/videos/10156329993541210

Searching for Adam (graphic) 

“Why would they write it?” ANE text model – true religion; God’s testimony free from human biases”. 

Man naturally represents God over the animals 

Depicting of creation of man; position of covenantal people 


Genesis 2:1-4

2:1-4

Day 7 – “seventh day”  

Terms:

  • “Heavens and earth completed and all their hosts” 
  • “Rest” – reigning, resting, and ruling
    “The one who who is amazed will rule, and the one who rules will find rest” – Gospel According To The Hebrews
    “Recent studies of divine rest in Genesis 1 note convincingly that the concept is connected with God’s rule from His cosmic temple or the enthronement of God in His cosmic temple for the purpose of His rule”.
    https://sacrize.com/blogs/sacrize-blog/ancient-near-eastern-concept-of-divine-rest
  • blessed and santicified the 7th day (7 day “temple texts” were popular in the ANE) 
  • v. 4 – Generations of heaven and earth (“generations”) – Toledot 
  • v. 4 – Colophon – the reason we continued into chapter 2
  • Dallas would have us note that no “evening” is mentioned. The only day with no evening.

“In Genesis 2:4. we encounter the phrase, “These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when (literally ‘in day’) they were created.” The relatively modern Hebrew word for “generations” is the plural feminine form of “birth” or “bringing forth.” Since it comes at the end of the description of the creation of the heavens and earth, it is where a Sumerian colophon would belong. If this were the vestigial remains of an ancient Sumerian colophon, it would identify and date the text – which is exactly what it does. Both the ownership (these [written symbols?] are the “children” of the heavens and earth) and dating (“in day” [when] they were created) are both present. Further, they appear to be “uselessly” primitive, as we might expect the very most ancient colophons to be. A whole lot of time has passed since these words were recorded; but the ancient colophon can still be seen in the text by a sufficiently attentive modern reader.

“Even though ancient accounts were often long enough to fill many clay tablets, they had no “page” numbers. Instead, the ancient scribes would link their tablets by repeating sentences. The colophon of one tablet might contain the first line of the subsequent tablet – so the reader could figure out which one came next. As we might expect, the next line following the apparent colophon in Genesis 2:4, is, “In the day that the Lord God made the earth and the heavens,” – repeating the colophon of the “previous tablet”: “These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when (in day) they were created.” As many times as Genesis has been recopied and retranslated, this ancient Sumerian colophon, and the next tablet’s “tag line” are still visible in the modern English version. In fact, apparent colophons (and accompanying “tag lines”) are found repeatedly through the first (and oldest) part of Genesis. Clear examples are seen in Genesis 5:1 and Genesis 10:1. In both cases, the colophons appear to belong to the immediately preceding text (even though it appears that those who added the chapter breaks tried to tag them to the beginnings of subsequent text). For more detail on the Genesis colophons, see Wiseman’s book – Ancient Records and the Structure of Genesis: A Case for Literary Unity”

DStoner.Net

Dallas from Better Understanding The Bible on YouTube has said, “Genesis 1:1-2:4a is a template for building up of a people and a tearing down…the tear down comes when the covenant people fail and are removed. However, the template has a finish…the whole Day 1 to Day 7 creates a prophecy of the fulfilled kingdom…Jesus succeeded while the previous attempts failed. Day 7 is the end of the old covenant, and establishment of Gods eternal kingdom…there will be no night there”

See some teachings from him on this topic at the following links;


cf. Exodus 20:11; John 5:1-17; Heb. 4:1-3 

We also mentioned:

– John Walton on Ancient Near Eastern thought – https://www.amazon.com/Ancient-Near-Eastern-Thought-Testament/dp/0801027500#:~:text=John%20Walton%20provides%20here%20a,%2C%20religion%2C%20and%20the%20world.

– Joshua Berman – https://www.jewishbookcouncil.org/book/ani-maamin-biblical-criticism-historical-truth-and-the-thirteen-principles-of-faith

Genesis 2:4-8

v. 4 – cf. Genesis 1:1; Jeremiah 4 – beginning anew after desolation

(Day 1 recapitulation)

v. 5-6 – cf. Genesis 1:2- 8 – desolate; Canaan prior to Israel being brought there 

(Days 2 recapitulation) 

v.7 – “dust” – land, ground; Israel out of the land ; Creation of the nation

(Day 3 recapitulation-  Genesis 1:9 – 14 

cf. Gen. 3:19

https://mianogonewild.wordpress.com/2015/10/09/man-of-dust-genesis-ancient-near-eastern-origins/

v. 8 –  Eden existed prior to Adam; God planted a garden in Eden;

“Eden is the throne, Nod becomes the seat. (Waters)” – Dallas Koblyka 

Rev. 22 imagery of the water flowing from the Temple 

Cf. Noah discussion (on the podcast) 

Cf. Song of Sol 4-5 (Garden); Isaiah 5 – a vineyard; Ezekiel 31 – garden imagery


Entering into God’s Garden (Tim Martin sermons series)https://timmartinteaches.wordpress.com/2022/04/14/1st-sermon-upload/

Tim has said, “The garden is the Adam’s just being born” (building upon what he had previously noted about the story we are reading being ‘a maturity story’).

Consider the following YouTube series by Dallas Koblyka, as mentioned on PPH, at Better Understanding the Bible on Youtube: 

Kingdom of Eden – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yc2Bsrfqpww&list=PL37uEO3Uw9GLIh7eXUTosMZuUi9q3kqcP

The Covenant Template – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nojG3ph2PAw&list=PL37uEO3Uw9GJr09o6Ta13NuZ4nQXMH6pf

Regarding our discussion about ‘Eden’, 

“Like the garden of Eden, the temple is a place where humans are in the presence of God, and its interior is filled with images of sacred trees and cherubim. Not only are the doors and walls of the temple carved with trees and cherubim, but two massive cherubim guard the Ark of the Covenant in the temple’s inner sanctum, corresponding to the cherubim in Eden “who guard the way to the tree of life (Genesis 3:24)”. The Eden symbolism of the temple suggests, as Jon Levenson writes, “That the temple, was in fact, a paradise.”

Dallas also provided the following link to contribute to that, https://www.hebrewversity.com/deeper-hebrew-meaning-garden-eden/

Of course, look for more information about and discussion around the Garden of Eden as we continue our Fall Back to Genesis on the Preterist Power Hour. 

This Friday, at 10:30, our next scheduled session, we will have opportunity to hear from and talk with Bible teacher, author, and preacher Frank Febus on “Covenant Creation” and insights regarding where we are at in our study. Look Frank Febus up on Amazon, as well as YouTube to gain access to some of his resources. 

9/30 – #FellowshipFriday on PPH

 You can review this past Friday’s Preterist Power Hour on YouTube at the following link, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JY55yMlB_7s


On the podcast we mentioned the following resources


Rosh Hoshana 5783

https://powerofpreterism.wordpress.com/2022/09/26/5783-rosh-hoshana/


Feasts of Israel Resource

https://powerofpreterism.wordpress.com/2020/11/12/feasts-of-the-lord-an-ongoing-resource/


Sam Frost on the Apologetic Dog (Pt. 1)
(Review forthcoming) 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GK2LirYCBrE&t=7s


Glenn Hill on “The Last Days” 

https://powerofpreterism.wordpress.com/2022/09/22/the-truth-about-the-last-days/


Edward Howell’s blog – Wisdom Wednesday (2 Peter 1)

https://thinkingthroughtheologyedhowell.wordpress.com/2022/09/28/some-wisdom-this-wednesday-night/


Michael Miano teaching on the Hope of Israel (Pt. 14) – Isa. 24-27 

https://mianogonewild.wordpress.com/2022/10/01/a-contextual-study-on-the-hope-of-israel-resurrection-of-the-dead-pt-14/


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