And we're back, with thanks to my friend Jessica for being the podcast's first live-in-person co-host! This week we go to Job, Malachi, and Revelation to talk about biblical literature, history, mythical creatures, and the end of the world.

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All of the texts are quite challenging this week, with malign mystical creatures filling the Job and Revelation passages. How do we read those passages, or even the books as a whole? And in Malachi, we meet the prophet who seems to want the priesthood to take on the duty of prophecy.

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Fee, Gordon D. (2011). Revelation, A New Covenant Commentary. Eugene, OR: Cascade Books.
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Hill, Andrew E. (2008). Malachi, in Cornerstone Biblical Commentary: Minor Prophets - Hosea-Malachi. Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House.
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Sweeney, Marvin A. (2000). The Twelve Prophets: Volume 2, Berit Olam: Studies in Hebrew Narrative & Poetry. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press.
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Trafton, Joseph L. (2005). Reading Revelation: A Literary and Theological Commentary (Revised Edition), Reading The New Testament series. Macon, GA: Smyth & Helwys Publishing Inc.
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Wright, Tom (2011). Revelation For Everyone. London: SPCK.
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b. Bava Batra 74b, in an online interlinear edition of the Talmud

Leviathan and Behemoth, in the online edition of the Jewish Encyclopedia (1906)


REF, Job 40, Job 41, Job 9, Malachi 2, Malachi 3, Revelation 20, Ecclesiastes 6, Psalm 90, 2 Peter 3, Revelation 5, Revelation 7, Revelation 14, Revelation 12, BO12PROPH, CSTONECM28HO, NEWCOVCOMM87REV, EVRY87REV, READ87REV