As a way to help me reflect further on the Bible’s types and symbols, I occasionally turn my blog posts into short videos. My most recent video is a meditation on the Bible’s symbolic meaning of bears, a shorter version of this post on 2 Kings 2.
Can you lead forth a contellation in its season,And guide the Bear with her sons? Job 38:32 As someone keenly interested in the role of the natural world in redemptive history, I am transfixed by the Bible’s few references to bears. With the bear, we meet the fury of wicked rulers, God’s jealousy for theContinue reading “Elisha’s She-Bears: The Power of Mothers and Judgement in the House of God”
Recently, I wrote about a story about a boy who mocks God’s people and His promises. This took my mind to a similar story in 2 Kings 2, the story of Elisha, some young men, and some bears. This is a violent story, one that I need to handle with care. So to make senseContinue reading ““Go up, you baldhead:” Elisha and the Bears”