I was on the Final Frontier podcast and had a great interview talking about the Divine Council worldview, Deuteronomy 32, Nephilim giants, Watchers, Principalities and Powers, Psalm 82 and the judgment of the Watchers at the destruction of the holy temple in AD 70.
From Derek’s Channel: It’s a virtual roundtable this week as we’re joined by three men who have invested a lot of time and energy into untangling scripture from myths and legends of the ancient world to understand why the Hebrew prophets and apostles were led to include giants in the Bible.
Taking part in the discussion, which may well become a regular feature, are:
* Author and screenwriter Brian Godawa (www.godawa.com)
* Pastor and author Doug Van Dorn (www.douglasvandorn.com)
* Archaeologist, historian, author, and teacher Dr. Judd Burton (www.burtonbeyond.com, www.tioba.org)
Among other topics, we discuss the motives of the rebellious “sons of God” referred to in Genesis 6:1–4, how they hope to escape the sentence of death God proclaimed in Psalm 82, and whether verse 1 of that psalm describes a courtroom scene in God’s divine council or His intrusion into the “council of El,” creator-god of the pagan Canaanites.
I (Brian Godawa) was on this podcast about Halloween with Michael Heiser, Natalina Howeshell, Doug Van Dorn, Doug Overmyer and Trey Stricklin.
“Samhain” (pronounced “sow-in,” with the “ow” like in “cow,” or “sow-een,” with “ow” as in “glow”) is an Irish Gaelic term for the time of “summer’s end,” as well as a festival to mark the end of the harvest season and the onset of winter which, in the Gaelic / Celtic calendar, marked the beginning of the year.
Because the Celtic day began and ended at sunset, not sunrise, the festival was traditionally celebrated from October 31 to November 1. Samhaim is the ancient backdrop to Halloween, not only in terms of the calendar, but also in terms of basically all the modern elements of that holiday.
This episode investigates the history of Samhain and its curious links to the ancient biblical worldview of demons, giants, and the realm of the dead.
TOPICS: 0:00 – Introduction 2:29 – Background on Charlie Wen and the Dragon King Story 14:30 – Chronicles of the Nephilim VS Chronicles of the Watchers 20:30 – Real History within a Fantasy Story 26:23 – Strange Structure over the Emperor’s Tomb 30:12 – Most Surprising Research for the Dragon King 35:29 – More on the Dragon King and Emperor’s Story 40:11 – What’s Next for Brian 42:57 – Viewer Questions 44:47 – Future Movies on Brian’s Books 46:59 – Biblical Chinese Dictionary and Research Materials 48:36 – Noahic Connections in the East 49:32 – Why Charlie Wen Left Marvel 50:54 – End of Viewer Questions 51:10 – Contact and Ordering Information 52:46 – Final Thoughts 58:12 – Conclusion 1:01:03 – Outtakes
It speaks of the very thing my new novel, The Dragon King does, that the ancient Chinese language is a pictorial language that embodies the stories and theology of Genesis thousands of years before they ever had contact with the West or the Bible.
It’s 220 B.C. The ancient Western Empire is crumbling. In a desperate bid to save his throne, the Greek king over Babylon sends his son, Antiochus, a dishonored warrior, into the mysterious land of the Far East to capture a mythical creature that will give him absolute power: a dragon. What he finds is an exotic world ruled by a brutal emperor on a mad quest to find the elixir of immortality.