Biblical Metaphors Archive

Why Does Genesis Portray Satan As an Ancient Serpent?

The Bible describes Satan as a twisted serpent whom God alone can crush. The metaphor is pregnant with meaning. First, the biblical imagery of the twisted serpent is a masterful portrayal of Satan’s fall. Once he held a privileged position in God’s kingdom, but now he is even lower than the livestock. They have legs. […]

Biblical Metaphors and Q&A

Today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast includes the following topics:   Hank’s Monologue: Hank shares his thoughts on the Bible’s use of metaphor with regard to images of heaven and the afterlife. Questions and Answers: Why are there 66 books in the Bible instead of 77? What name should we use for God? Shouldn’t we call […]

Metaphors in the Bible, and Q&A

Today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast includes the following topics: Hank’s Monologue: Hank shares his thoughts on hermeneutics, focusing particularly on metaphors in the Bible. Questions and Answers: If God is called our Father, who is the Christian mother? What did Jesus mean when he said to John “behold your mother.” Is Jesus the same as […]

Questions and Answers with Hank

Today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast includes the following topics: Can you explain your comments on the days of creation?  Are they literally 24 hour days? You point out that the scriptures contain numerous metaphors. How do we determine when the scriptures are speaking metaphorically, and when they are speaking literally? Could Satan have possessed a […]