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Raiding the ivory tower of biblical theology without ransacking our faith.

Genesis Marks the Spot Carey Griffel

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 32 Ratings

Raiding the ivory tower of biblical theology without ransacking our faith.

    Flood Your Bible Study with Good Note-Taking - Episode 078

    Flood Your Bible Study with Good Note-Taking - Episode 078

    It's time to discuss two important things: the flood, and note-taking.  Broad points about the flood are brought up, and then we do a deep dive into my method of note-taking and why you should do it, too. 
    **Blog post with pictures of my notes!  https://www.genesismarksthespot.com/blog/note-taking/ My Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/GenesisMarkstheSpot 
    How to Take Smart Notes: https://tinyurl.com/Zettlekasten  Genesis Marks the Spot on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/genesismarksthespot Genesis Marks the Spot on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/genesismarksthespot/ Music credit: "Marble Machine" by Wintergatan Link to Wintergatan’s website: https://wintergatan.net/ Link to the original Marble Machine video by Wintergatan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvUU8joBb1Q&ab_channel=Wintergatan

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Lifting the Curtain of Figurative Language - Episode 077

    Lifting the Curtain of Figurative Language - Episode 077

    Is Genesis 1 poetry?  A look at biblical poetry and elements of metaphor, ending on the question of what it means to be "blotted out."
    **Website: www.genesismarksthespot.com My Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/GenesisMarkstheSpot Genesis Marks the Spot on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/genesismarksthespot Genesis Marks the Spot on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/genesismarksthespot/ Music credit: "Marble Machine" by Wintergatan Link to Wintergatan’s website: https://wintergatan.net/ Link to the original Marble Machine video by Wintergatan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvUU8joBb1Q&ab_channel=Wintergatan

    • 1 hr 5 min
    The Impossibility of Calculating the Date of Creation - Episode 076

    The Impossibility of Calculating the Date of Creation - Episode 076

    Apologies to Bishop Ussher, but it is impossible to calculate the age of the earth using biblical statistics.  I don't care if you are a young earth creationist or an old earth creationist or somewhere in between or nowhere else, but the Bible's genealogies cannot be used in scientific calculations.  Hitting also a bit of information of the history of young earth creationism and its connections to Seventh-Day Adventism and scientific fraud. 
    **Website: www.genesismarksthespot.com God of the Gaps: https://tinyurl.com/God-of-the-Gaps  
    The Creationists: https://tinyurl.com/The-Creationists  My Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/GenesisMarkstheSpot Genesis Marks the Spot on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/genesismarksthespot Genesis Marks the Spot on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/genesismarksthespot/ Music credit: "Marble Machine" by Wintergatan Link to Wintergatan’s website: https://wintergatan.net/ Link to the original Marble Machine video by Wintergatan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvUU8joBb1Q&ab_channel=Wintergatan

    • 1 hr
    Never Go in Against a Serpent When Death is on the Line - Episode 075

    Never Go in Against a Serpent When Death is on the Line - Episode 075

    Death before the fall?  It began when Eve decided and they both ate...or did it?  It might not be that simple.  Plus, in studying, you must have learned that man is mortal, but what about animals?  If they weren't immortal, then how could creation have been a paradise?  Why do we suddenly get "permission" to eat meat after the flood of all places?  (Hint: it's not new.)  Debunking common "certainties" and giving a look at Joshua John Van Ee's disseration, Death in the Garden:  An Examinatin of Original Immortality, Vegetarianism, and Animal Peace in the Hebrew Bible and Mesopotamia.  We may not be able to find out who is right, but we can have fun thinking about it.
    **https://www.genesismarksthespot.com/blog/is-all-creation-cursed/  My Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/GenesisMarkstheSpot Genesis Marks the Spot on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/genesismarksthespot Genesis Marks the Spot on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/genesismarksthespot/ Music credit: "Marble Machine" by Wintergatan Link to Wintergatan’s website: https://wintergatan.net/ Link to the original Marble Machine video by Wintergatan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvUU8joBb1Q&ab_channel=Wintergatan

    • 1 hr 25 min
    The Names of God, Part 2: YHWH - Episode 074

    The Names of God, Part 2: YHWH - Episode 074

    BONUS questions this week: is Jesus Yahweh and what is the filioque?  Because I had some extra time on my hands after not finishing last week's episode properly, those seemed some fun additions to the conversation.  Talking about the divine economy before digging into the pronunciation of the name YHWH, when it stopped being pronounced, what does it mean that God is the Lord of Hosts, did the patriarchs know the name Yahweh, and why do Genesis 1 and 2 have different names for God?
    **Website: www.genesismarksthespot.com My Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/GenesisMarkstheSpot Genesis Marks the Spot on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/genesismarksthespot Genesis Marks the Spot on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/genesismarksthespot/ Music credit: "Marble Machine" by Wintergatan Link to Wintergatan’s website: https://wintergatan.net/ Link to the original Marble Machine video by Wintergatan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvUU8joBb1Q&ab_channel=Wintergatan

    • 1 hr 10 min
    A Survey on the Names of God: The Fear of Isaac - Episode 073

    A Survey on the Names of God: The Fear of Isaac - Episode 073

    A survey on the names, titles, and designations of God in the Old Testament.  What do they mean?  What do they reveal about the character and nature of God?  In particular, why is God called The Fear of Isaac?
    **Website: www.genesismarksthespot.com My Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/GenesisMarkstheSpot Genesis Marks the Spot on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/genesismarksthespot Genesis Marks the Spot on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/genesismarksthespot/ Music credit: "Marble Machine" by Wintergatan Link to Wintergatan’s website: https://wintergatan.net/ Link to the original Marble Machine video by Wintergatan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvUU8joBb1Q&ab_channel=Wintergatan

    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

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32 Ratings

32 Ratings

Spain13 ,

Amazing

This show is amazing and challenges me every time I listen - which is what I need. Subscribe and enjoy - it is marvelous!!! Brilllant mind that can be easily understood- that’s a dynamic combo!

pipepittman ,

Thank You!

I am soooo thankful to the teachers & scholars that have the time and ability to “raid the ivory towers” and bring those riches of information to the layman like myself. Your time investment in helping to build this area of the kingdom is greatly appreciated! Keep up the great work Carey! 👍🏻😉

LilChrissy1706 ,

Love it

I love learning about the history of the ancient near east, Bible patterns and themes, and just theology in general. Carey covers interesting topics in depth, and clear to understand. Definitely appreciate her sharing her knowledge, lessons and information I try to pass down to my two teenage boys as well.

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