In this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, the guys discuss the 7 most mysterious biblical figures that most people have never heard about.
In this episode, we will discuss:
• The Ancient King of Salem
• The Giant descended from Nephilim
• The Mysterious “Witch of Endor”
• The First Person Assumed To Heaven (NOT Mary)
• The Original Ower of The Temple Mount
• and much more
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4 comments on The 7 Most Mysterious People In The Bible
You come up with great ideas for podcasts and this is definitely one of them. Yes, I am all about entering into the mystery of our faith with you guys, Fr. Rich. That is why I show up for your podcasts weekly and since 2018. Yes, Fr. Rich, I can only speak for myself but I do have a sick sense of humor which is why I keep coming back and am a patron. You guys are insane and you look so normal. Lead such normal lives. Scheel told us that there were 3237 people named in the Bible!
I often wondered about Melchizedek, since he is mentioned in each Mass. He was King and High Priest who offered bread and wine as a foretaste of Christ and the Eucharist. Was he immortal? Was he, my personal hero, St. Michael the Archangel? That is so interesting a thought to pursue. I want to read up on Melchizedek, the mysterious. There are some who thought he was Jesus or an angel sent by God.
King Og the giant was at least 12 feet high. He slept in a 13 foot bed. He shows up in Deuteronomy. A descendant of the ancient tribe of giants known as the Nephilim. He was their last survivor. No-one messed with that dude.
Then there was Onan who was slain by God. He performed coitus interruptus and spilt his seed upon the ground rather than impregnating his new wife and former sister-in-law Tamar. For this act, or lack thereof, God considered him evil and slain him. Wow what a verdict! Eventually Tamar had children after she tricked Judah into sleeping with her. She gave him twin sons, Perez and Zerah. Perez was an ancestor of Jesus. There’s another interesting fact to pursue.
Witches or casting of lots was often used to determine the outcome of battles. The witch of Endor was sought out by King Saul before a battle. She was a soothsayer or medium.
Then there was Methuselah who was 969 years old according to legend. OMG, his wrinkles must have been like fault lines. His dad was Enoch who was the first to be assumed into Heaven. Enoch lived to be 365 years. He walked with God and then was no more because God took him. It is ‘assumed’ that he was assumed into Heaven when God took him.
It was a fun episode and you guys were super funny throughout. I would like to learn more about all these mysterious or odd characters of the Bible. I am willing to bet there are even more!
Fiction about Melchizedek by author Jeffrey Tiel: The Search for Melchizedek and Osiris Rising. supernatural spy thriller.
Love your podcasts. They bring the Bible to life in most cases. I’m a new follower your comments are priceless. Keep up the good work and God Bless you for all you do. Looking forward to future podcasts 🕊