An Introduction to Old Testament Christophanies–with Justin Martyr

Justin’s Testimony In his magnum opus, Dialogue with Trypho,[1] Justin Martyr taught that there were moments in history when God had personally visited with different people.  But it wasn’t the Father, the Holy Spirit, or God in general who made these special appearances.  It was the Son.  Since he was striving to bring a Jewish […]

The Wonderful Christophany in Judges 13

The Angel of the LORD is no ordinary angel.  The Hebrew Mal’ak indicates anything from a generic messenger to a theophany.  In particular, the Angel of the LORD is a Christophany (a non-incarnate appearing of Jesus Christ).  Like the Son, the Angel of the LORD functions as the person of God that interacts with man […]

In the Beginning Was the Word in Eden

And they heard the sound of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God among the trees of the garden.  Genesis 3:8 (ESV) When reading this verse in English it seems only natural to interpret […]