Did you know that in antiquity, most people believed that gods were tied to specific lands and territories. Consequently, every country and land had its own local deities. Israel stood out sharply among the nations by worshipping a very different God. Thousands of years ago, Hebrews believed that their God had a land he called his, but was not tied to a specific place.

They called his throne Merkavah (chariot). This throne was moved to where it needed to be by some very unusual creatures called Keruvim. 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 selected verses from Revelation chapters 4 and 5.

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