The Biblical Cosmos by Robin A. Parry
A Pilgrim's Guide to the Weird and Wonderful World of the Bible

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Welcome to the weird and wonderful world of the Bible. When we read Scripture we often imagine that the world inhabited by the Bible's characters was much the same as our own. We would be wrong. The biblical world is an ancient world with a flat earth that stands at the center of the cosmos, and with a vast ocean in the sky, chaos dragons, mystical mountains, demonic deserts, an underground zone for the dead, stars that are sentient beings, and, if you travel upwards and through the doors in the solid dome of the sky, God's heaven--the heart of the universe. This book takes readers on a guided tour of the biblical cosmos with the goal of opening up the Bible in its ancient world. It then goes further and seeks to show how this very ancient biblical way of seeing the world is still revelatory and can speak God's word afresh into our own modern worlds.
 

About Robin A. Parry

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Robin A. Parry is an editor at Wipf and Stock Publishers. Hannah Parry is an archaeology student.
 
Published January 26, 2015 by Cascade Books, an Imprint of Wipf and Stock Publishers. 244 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction

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“The reason why there is no revealed or biblical world-view characteristic of and necessary to the Christian kerygma is that faith in the Word of God can never find its theme in the totality of the created world.

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