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The Unfolding Views of God (from Genesis)

This ten-minute video discusses how the idea of God in Genesis evolves.  “Yahweh”, first introduced in Genesis 2 as a rather anthropomorphic version of God, is also the God of Isa. 43 who offers such consolation and hope to Israel during the Babylonian Exile.  Does your idea of God evolve?  We discuss two of the Biblical authors of “Genesis”–the J writer (called that because he identifies God as “Jehovah” or Yahweh) and the P writer (referring to the Priestly writers who called God “Elohim”).   (Click here to find the brand new “Genesis CD – Part I”.)


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Sher Wolf
Sher Wolf
February 13, 2020 7:12 am

Thanks so much for your dedication to understanding the progressive view of God and then having and using all the necessary skills and talents to introduce us to it. I ran across a book The Search for God by Marchette Chute and have found it very helpful in seeing the progressive view of God occurring in The Bible. I’m half way through but the aha moment at this point was Moses encounter with the burning bush. In her explanation, if I understood it correctly, Moses, being raised as a prince in Egypt, was being trained in the magical arts of… Read more »

Bonnie Phemister
Bonnie Phemister
February 13, 2020 9:24 am

You might also like The End of the Search by Marchette Chute, if you can still find it

February 13, 2020 10:29 am

Thanks for this vlog Maddie! I enjoyed it so much I just downloaded your full lecture on Genesis!

Rosalinda Johnson
Rosalinda Johnson
February 13, 2020 6:48 pm

O my goodness, what a marvelous 17 minute historical presentation about the history of the Jews, of Israel, of Rome, of the entire region from Egypt to Babylon. Must look and listen to it again! Thank you, Medalon! What a Gift!!!

Cindy Snowden
Cindy Snowden
February 15, 2020 11:05 am

I love the vlog!
Thank you for creating it. It’s so helpful!!
Keep doing these!!

Stella Kay
Stella Kay
February 16, 2020 7:29 pm

Thank you for this marvelous vlog! What a wonderful eye- opener!
I listnened with such interest. This vlog is such a gift to your followers. Thank you.
I’m looking forward to your next vlog.

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