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
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:
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.