Who is the serpent in Genesis, and is it an actual snake?
Several different strands of evidence point to the serpent being not an animal, but a shining, serpentine angelic being.
Thorny problems with the serpent being a talking snake
This surprisingly common YEC interpretation of Genesis 3 is problematic for at least seven reasons.
Angels and ghosts
The common assumption that Matthew 18 and Acts 12 give us glimpses of guardian angels is probably mistaken. Rather, the term angel in these passages is referring to human spirits.
Word studies are not exegesis
Or, don’t bother learning the original languages if you don’t yet know how communication works in even your native tongue.
Annihilationism versus eternal torture
…and why I don’t have anything to do with the Christian Apologetics Alliance.
How would a Hebrew have pictured Genesis 1?
I meant to note down a few interesting thoughts, but I accidentally wrote a commentary.
Fallen, sinning, incarcerated angels
A further exchange with Steve Hays on the Enochian interpretation of Genesis 6:1-4, Jude 6-7 and 2 Peter 2:4-10.
A further exchange with Steve Hays on the interpretation of Genesis 6:1-4.
How many sons of God can dance on the head of a pin?
And can they return themselves to normal size after they have shrunk?
Was Moses the first Asimov?
A commenter accuses me of turning Genesis 6:1-4 into science fiction.
What is Genesis 6:1-4 talking about?
Some hermeneutical and exegetical thoughts about the sons of God and the Nephilim.
What does the Lord say about homosexuality?
A response to a friend’s questions on Facebook.
Did Aaron’s staff actually turn into a crocodile?
Most translations say it turned into a snake. I think they are right—a crocodile is not in view—given both the inter-textual and socio-religious evidence.
Inerrancy without the weasels
Why do formulations of inerrancy always seem to conceal the most important issue?
What if the Bible depicts a solid domed sky and a flat earth held up by pillars?
What would this tell us about the Hebrew worldview, and about inerrancy?