The Creation of the Heavens and the Earth

Show notes:

  • Genesis 1:1 and a brief history of interpretation: Platonic dualism (6:41)
  • Modern ideas: flat earth, old/young earth (8:18)
  • How did the Jewish people understand the heavens and the earth? (12:55)
  • The “host of the heavens” (21:40)
  • The heavens and divine sovereignty (23:30)
  • The book of Jubilees and the Divine Council (27:04)
  • The structure of the heavens and the earth as described by cosmic travel narratives (41:14)
  • How did these things affect how the apostles lived? (46:24)