WHAT IS THE ORIGIN OF THE DRAGON? The Bible describes the Dragon as Satan, the serpent, the nefarious rebel and adversary who has his own interest in mind at the expense of mankind. Meanwhile, in the ancient far east, the dragon has been a symbol of authority, royalty and class for a millennia. How might we in the west attempt to understand this seeming dichotomy? Was the ancient far east such as China and Japan influenced by Satan, and thus the dragon imagery? Or is there something else going on? The author of TheChronicles of the Nephilim Series and good friend of the podcast, Brian Godawa, dives into these topics through the Divine Council paradigm in his new book The Dragon King: First Emperor of China. This is the first of the new fiction and fantasy series by Brian called The Chronicles of the Watchers. Brian teamed up with former visual director of Marvel Studios, Charlie Wen, to tell an action-adventure romance rooted in the ancient history and spiritual reality of China.
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
We talked about my novel The Dragon King: First Emperor of China, and how the history of China has connections to the truths of the book of Genesis thousands of years before Genesis was written. The Tower of Babel, Watchers, and dragons galore!
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.
BDK: Join me as Brian Godawa discusses the spiritual themes behind his latest book The Dragon King: The First Emperor of China. The Dragon King is a action-adventure story rooted in the ancient history of China that uses elements of fantasy to portray unseen spiritual truths. Using ancient historical and mythological research, Brian tells the story of an exotic world ruled by a brutal emperor who is on a mad quest to find the elixir of immortality. Along the way he reveals a fascinating connection that the ancient Chinese have with the God of the Bible. Did the influence of dark spiritual principalities and powers lead to the rise of a Chinese Nimrod figure? Join me as we examine what lies behind the rise of the Dragon King!
Rob Skiba: In this show, I interviewed my friend, author and Hollywood screenwriter Brian Godawa regarding his Biblical fiction novel series, The Chronicles of the Nephilim. We also talked about the research that went into these novels as well as his newest book in the new Chronicles of the Watchers series, The Dragon King. Giants, hybrids, fallen angels, demons and valiant warriors of YHWH – all the stuff you didn’t realize was actually in your 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, a dishonored warrior, into the mysterious land of the Far East to capture a mythical creature that will give him absolute power: a dragon.
By bestselling author, Brian Godawa, and Charlie Wen, past visual director of Marvel Studios.