Check out my latest video, “Jesus, Yahweh and the Temple, Part II”, continuing my analysis of Margaret Barker’s book, Temple Themes in Christian Worship. This video analyzes Barker’s views on the early Christian identification of Jesus as Yahweh (Jehovah), the God of the Old Testament. The early Christians worshiped God Most High, or God the Father, as well as Yahweh, his Son. The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob — the figure who had appeared to the Old Testament prophets–was the pre-mortal Jesus.  In ancient Israel, Yahweh was not understood to be the Father, but the Son, and was the Chief of the angels, the “Angel of Great Counsel”. The Jews knew this great angelic figure would be the Messiah.


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