Thousands of years ago, ancient Hebrews believed that their God was not tied to a specific place. They called his throne Merkavah (chariot). A throne with wheels and floating Keruvim moved to where He needed to be. The Bible depicted this reality in the visions seen by prophets of old, so today, this is not a revolutionary idea, yet most ancient people saw gods tied to specific locations. This movable Merkavah throne surfaces in the Book of Revelation. In fact, Revelation offers some very interesting imagery that is linked to Jewish traditions that are much older than two millennia. In this lecture, I dig into the Jewish cultural contexts of select verses from Revelation chapters 4 and 5.

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A video version of this lecture is coming soon to the Seminar section of this e-zine - HERE. If this topic is of interest to you, check out Revelation as a Jewish Apocalypse lecture and also The Majestic Image of the Son of Man.

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