Death, the Afterlife, the Shape of the Earth and Job | #4 There Are No Names Among the Street Corners of Fire and Brimstone

by | Jan 19, 2019


IT WAS BILDAD THE SHUHITE’S TURN TO SPEAK. Fire and brimstone mark the former habitation of the wicked, he told the suffering Job. To this we may rightly conclude, where there is fire and brimstone, there are no people. Job and his friends held no persuasion to the doctrine of eternal torment—a necessary component of the immortal soul. To even think a person’s soul might reside eternally among the brimming smoke of an unquenchable flame was not a topic for conversation. For Bildad, the roots of the wicked man are dried up. His branch is cut off. The light in his tent is darkened, and his lamp goes out above him. He shall not be mentioned in the street, nor maintain a name to be remembered by. More precisely, the very memory of him will perish from the earth. The language of Bildad is purely Biblical.

15 “There dwells in his tent nothing of his;

Brimstone is scattered on his habitation.

16 “His roots are dried below,

And his branch is cut off above.

17 “Memory of him perishes from the earth,

And he has no name abroad.

18 “He is driven from light into darkness,

And chased from the inhabited world.”

(Job 18:15-18)

Bildad’s words gaze forward to unwritten dates and alien landscapes. They perfectly frame the total destruction of a wicked people, first at Sodom and Gomorrah, and far more tragically, the expulsion of Israel’s ten tribes. In fact, the whole of Scripture falls into alignment with his worldview. “He shall be driven from light into darkness, and chased out of the world,” Bildad adds.

It is the first Biblical reference to the outer darkness.

Here we might also incorporate another theme of Biblical importance. The inheritance of the righteous was disclosed. The wicked will receive their inheritance in the darkness, in the unknown regions beyond the earth. The righteous however will inherit the earth. Actually, the Saviors own illustrations fell in perfect symmetry with the worldview of Job. Jesus said: “If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned (John 15:6).”

Job was insulted. But it wasn’t for want of better allegory. Bildad’s darkened council relied on his argument that the law of retribution applies to all men, believing Job’s suffering to be a result of personal sin.

He answered his friend, “How long will you vex my soul, and shatter me into pieces with words?”


Continue to part 4: Death, the Afterlife, the Shape of the Earth and Job | A People of Dung… Devoured by the Unfanned Flame

Miss Rivqah is born!

AND no, she wasn’t born standing up. That would be totally amazing if true. Rivqah is nearly 4 months old now, her birthdate being on July 7, and as you can see, she loves standing with assistance. Sarah and I are in our 40’s, have been married for over 20 years, and never thought we could have any more children. Rivqah decided to surprise us when we least expected it, and here she is, tada! all smiles. Yahuah is truly amazing. Expect plenty more of her in upcoming announcements. I may throw her in when you least suspect it. You can read her birth story here.

Miss Rivqah.

Rebecca L. Gould: A growing family at TUC!

IN my last newsletter I made mention of Rebecca L. Gould without ever giving a photo reveal. Well, here she is. The lovely Rebecca. Rebecca came to TUC during the summer of 2021 after following the breadcrumb trail from Rob Skiba and Nephelim research and soon thereafter began following the Torah. She has been an enormous help to the TUC ministry ever since that time, editing books for publication as well as running the podcast and administrating the TUC community, among other  tasks. ‘The Earth Not a Globe Review: Volume I’ and ‘The Legends of the Jews: Volumes I-IV’ would not have happened without her. 

New Article Archives

A GREAT deal many of my readers have been asking for a single page where my articles can be accessed and I don’t blame them. The sheer volume has become dizzying. Just know that the list provided here is far from complete, though I do say it’s a good start. It’s not that I’m holding anything back. I have been attempting to convert my catalogue of work into pdf files over the last so many months and that is no small easy task. The greater bulk is published all throughout my website. You’ll have to fish for them until I get around to it.

Article Archives on TUC

Share This