Walking On The Sea In Royal Freedom

In III.1 of Church Dogmatics Karl Barth spends quite a bit of time discussing the text of Genesis 1 and the days of creation.  In his discussion of day 3 and the separating of the waters from land (Gen. 1:9-10), Barth elaborates on the “waters” in a fascinating (sort of) redemptive historical way (III.i.IX.41.1).  Notice… Continue reading Walking On The Sea In Royal Freedom

Yahweh, the Stormy Sea and Its End

G. K. Beale and Sean McDonough have some helpful notes on Revelation 21.1-4, specifically verse 4. After discussing some clear parallels between Rev. 21 and Isaiah, they focus on some of the imagery of the new heaven and new earth.  In Isaiah (25.8, 35.10, and 51.11) the prophet predicts "that 'pain and grief and groaning' will… Continue reading Yahweh, the Stormy Sea and Its End