Updated: Aug 31
Icons of The Bible: The Elder Race
This is the first of a new series about the Icons of the Bible.
This will be in chronological order beginning with the race of beings that God created before mankind and our universe.
I will use the term Timothy Alberino uses in his excellent book 'Birthright".
For lack of a better word will also will call them "The Elder Race" having been created long before mankind.
What do they look like, well we really don't know. Some descriptions of them in the Bible are vague at best.
We find reference to them in Job 38: 4 - 7
4“Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation?
Tell me, if you understand.
5 Who marked off its dimensions? Surely you know!
Who stretched a measuring line across it?
6 On what were its footings set,
or who laid its cornerstone—
7 while the morning stars sang together
and all the angels[a] shouted for joy?
Clarkes Bible Commentary Job 38:7
"When the morning stars sang together - This must refer to some intelligent beings who existed before the creation of the visible heavens and earth: and it is supposed that this and the following clause refer to the same beings; that by the sons of God, and the morning stars, the angelic host is meant; as they are supposed to be first, though perhaps not chief, in the order of creation. For the latter clause the Chaldee has, "All the troops of angels." Perhaps their creation may be included in the term heavens, Genesis 1:1 : "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth." These witnessed the progress of the creation; and, when God had finished his work, celebrated his wisdom and power in the highest strains."
What Makes Jesus UNIQUE Amongst The Sons of God?
Video from Dr. Michael S. Heiser
"The fundamental question of the New Testament is the declaration that Jesus is the Son of God. But we also have all these other sons of God in the Old Testament who are spiritual beings. Like, how can that be? How does that work?" from video introduction.
Heaven & Earth
Video from BibleProject
"What does the Bible really teach about heaven, and what is heaven’s relationship to earth? In this video, we explore the surprising biblical viewpoint that heaven and earth were meant to overlap, and how Jesus is on a mission to bring them together once and for all." from video introduction.
It is these creatures we still have around us today doing things in our space we really have no clue about.
So we begin with them The Sons of God!